Carrying the
Message of Recovery
Carrying the
Message of Recovery


Support and Advocacy for Recovery Communities

We provide advocacy and recovery-related services to individuals and family members impacted by addiction and/or mental health disorders.

Please join us on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. for a night bike ride in celebration of National Recovery Month! Participants should come with their bike with a light and face mask.
To borrow a bike, please contact Message Carriers at (412) 361-0142.
Check out our upcoming September events! All meetings will be taking place virtually via ZOOM.
You can use this link to join:
Meeting ID: 972 0131 0801
Meeting Password: 359141

Robin Horston Spencer, Message Carriers Executive Director, and Janice Meinert, 2019 Tree of Life awardee, PA Health Law Project Paralegal, and Message Carriers Advisory Board Member

Message Carriers held the 17th Annual Tree of Life Celebration on December 10, 2019, at PETRA International Ministries in Penn Hills.

This event shares the same name as the Synagogue in Squirrel Hill that suffered the tragic lost through violence on October 27, 2018. We want to pause and acknowledge the great loss in their community.  As a Recovery Community Organization, we would like to focus on similarities such as our Community, the Jewish Community and the Greater Pittsburgh Community and the need to come together for healing and recovery.  Our focus to reduce stigma and discrimination on the disease of active addiction that too has killed thousands throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Community. The resilience of what we can do collectively to strengthen our communities to promote health and healing through offering people the opportunity to seek necessary services will promote a positive change in our communities.  We utilize our guiding principles of Recovery, Education and Advocacy in Community Healing (REACH).

About Us

The mission of Message Carriers of Pennsylvania is to provide advocacy and recovery related services to individuals and family members impacted by addiction and/or mental health disorders.

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We have compiled a comprehensive list of resources that can help meet your needs, whether you are an individual in recovery or a family member or friend of someone in recovery.

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Check here for updates on times, dates, and locations of a number of events that celebrate and encourage individuals in recovery.

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