September is National Recovery Month
For 30 years our country has taken the month of September to celebrate the gains made by the millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. It’s also a time to call much needed attention to the programs working to bring healing and health to those struggling with the diseases of mental and substance use disorders.
Stand Together Foundation currently partners with 11 community-based nonprofits who employ innovative models for combating mental and/or substance use disorders, working with people to find health and happiness. Learn more about these innovative groups below and see how you can support and celebrate their work throughout the month and beyond.
Learn more about these innovative groups (by selecting ‘Addiction, mental health and trauma’ in the drop-down list) and learn how you can support and celebrate their work throughout the month and beyond.
Giving Together $10 Million Match
Challenging people across the country to use their time, talent and resources to make a difference. Individual donations of up to $1,000 will be matched throughout 2019 until we reach our $10 million goal! Explore below to see which groups you can connect with today to greater your good.
ACE Scholarships believes every child deserves a quality education. An education is the gateway to opportunity in America. To give every child a chance at a good education, ACE has a scholarship model that opens the doors for K-12 children from low-income families to have school choice.
Their work begins by canvassing target neighborhoods for individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by crime-ridden properties. These residents are upset by the current environment of their neighborhood, live in proximity to the identified properties, and desire to be represented by counsel so that the offending owners of nearby crime-ridden properties are held accountable. Act develops relationships with these individuals by attending neighborhood association and crime watch meetings, cross-referencing these properties with other organizations working in the target neighborhood and by going door to door.
Through homebuyer counseling, real estate services, home rehab coaching and loans and grants for home repairs, ACTS Housing is making homeownership attainable for all. By transforming previously foreclosed and dilapidated homes into clean, safe, and desirable residences, ACTS families are revitalizing the City of Milwaukee.
Akola unites women on two continents to create beautiful jewelry through its “full impact” supply chain. Women in both Uganda and Dallas create raw materials, assemble jewelry, distribute finished goods, and sell jewelry, all at a living wage.
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Attack Poverty has declared war on poverty. The Houston-based nonprofit is on a mission to strengthen under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs—on three continents.
Back On My Feet
With a unique model, Back on My Feet demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead. BOMF's process starts with a commitment to run three early mornings a week for 30 days. Running makes a person mentally and physically stronger.
Behind Every Door
Behind Every Door’s success comes from a unique model that comprehensively attacks poverty. First, Behind Every Door takes over the on-site rec center at a low-income apartment community and renovates it to become a safe-haven for the community residents. They knock on doors and build relationships with kids and adults living there to learn the needs of that specific community. Then, they operate programming for kids and their families and collaborate with successful nonprofits in the area to bring resources to the adults. The program they operate focuses on four areas: literacy, social-emotional health, discipleship, and exposure.
Birch Community Services
Birch Community Services is a membership-based emergency food assistance and basic needs program that helps families break cycles of debt by addressing immediate pressures.
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Daron Babcock, the founder of Bonton Farms, made an important discovery about the lifestyle of crippling poverty in Bonton. Most people were sick. Physical illness had reached abject infiltration. He soon discovered it was due to a "food desert"—there was plenty of food but none of it was healthy and fresh. So he launched a local farm.
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Bridge House: Ready to Work
Bridge House in Boulder has identified an effective three-legged program for getting people out of homelessness once and for all. The program, called "Ready To Work," provides adults experiencing homelessness with three sustaining elements to flourish: paid work at a social enterprise, affordable housing, and ongoing support services. This "work-first" approach gives the power of opportunity to people who haven't had access to jobs.
BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college, and career success.
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Instead of quarantining kids away from society, Cafe Momentum offers meaningful employment and a nurturing accountability program for youth coming out of juvenile detention to learn and apply life skills. How do they do it? Running a restaurant.
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