Rise Up Atlantic City is an initiative that strives to create a strong recovery culture of hope and healing within pockets of hopelessness and despair that are fed by the drug culture. Fueled by volunteer recovery coaches who plant seeds of hope and carry messages of love and compassion the contagiousness of recovery will prevail with a persistent presence, a consistent willingness to provide unconditional support and a philosophy of attraction rather than appeal in meeting all segments of our community where they are.

Inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that "Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that" and the experience of William White who informs us that change is unlikely in some worlds where suffering exists without interventions that bring recovery to the streets, Recovery Force intends to help Atlantic City's most vulnerable and disenfranchised to rise up and recover.