Nominate a Recovery Champion for the 2023 Steve Kaplan Award!

It’s that time again!  Calling for nominees for the 2023 Steve Kaplan Award!  Submit your nomination using the form at the following link: Deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, August 18, 2023

The Board of Directors of Voices of Recovery San Mateo County (VORSMC) is requesting nominations for the 6th Annual Steve Kaplan Award to be presented during Recovery Month 2023 in September. The award will be presented at an event during Recovery Month, to be announced at a later date.

You can nominate multiple people or organizations by submitting a separate form for each individual or group. This award is a tribute to the person or organization that exemplifies these principles:

  • Represents the diverse San Mateo County recovery community; people in long-term recovery, their families, friends, and allies, and supports all pathways to recovery
  • Educates the public, advocates for improved policies, and serves to advance opportunities for long-term recovery from substance use disorder and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health challenges
  • Mobilizes resources to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery services and supports
  • Works to make peer-based and other recovery support services available and accessible to build leadership and support long-term recovery

The Steve Kaplan Award was established in 2018 in honor of former San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director Steve Kaplan, whose contributions helped to create VORSMC. VORSMC opened its doors in 2009 with a mission to honor and embrace the unique strengths and challenges people encounter along the journey of recovery, and to create peer-led opportunities for education, wellness, advocacy, and support for individuals in or in need of long-term recovery from substance use and co-occurring substance use and mental health challenges, equally sharing these opportunities and support services with impacted families.    

For any questions, contact Veronica Antonelli at or by phone at (650) 643-6955

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