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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.

 

Dallas Life

One of the most comprehensive, full and lasting recovery programs for Dallas's homeless population is Dallas LIFE, the largest homeless shelter in North Texas. But it's much more than a homeless shelter—it's a school, church, and recovery center offering medical, dental, vision, and counseling services.

Headquarters

Dallas, TX

Founded

1954

Portfolios

Homelessness, Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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Face It Together

Face It TOGETHER introduces a new way to recovery, for both those stuck in addiction and loved ones involved. Starting from scratch nine years ago in South Dakota and now in Denver, with coaching members in 15 states, Face It TOGETHER has designed, tested and proven powerful new tools to remedy the failures of the past. Rather than suffering and struggling through the disease alone or with a blanket program, Face It TOGETHER offers a data-backed model of peer addiction management coaching.

Headquarters

Denver, CO
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Founded

2009

Portfolios

Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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Give an Hour

Give An Hour pairs qualified mental health professionals with individuals from at-risk populations, providing free mental health services to them

Headquarters

Maryland, WA

Founded

2005

Portfolios

Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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Headstrong

Headstrong exists to provide the best and most effective mental healthcare in the country—for free—to veterans and their families. Headstrong has eliminated hurdles that veterans experience with existing programs by providing cost-free assistance with experienced clinicians and individualized care without the wait time or extensive forms.

Headquarters

New York, NY
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Founded

2012

Portfolios

Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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Inner City Visions

To protect the most vulnerable and exploited youth in Florence-Firestone, Inner-City Visions launched a multi-disciplinary initiative with urban youth services including 24-hour immediate crisis care, human trafficking prevention services, and community-based intervention for gang violence. Inner City Visions is not afraid to meet on the street and take action to stop human trafficking, street violence, and bullying and deploys strategic actions for disruption and mitigation.

Headquarters

Los Angeles, CA

Founded

2007

Portfolios

Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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Leap to Success

Leap to Success is an empowerment model for women overcoming domestic violence, homelessness, and other challenges. The program focuses on developing new habits, confidence, and leadership skills with high-quality training typically taught by business professionals.

Headquarters

Carlsbad, CA

Founded

2014

Portfolios

Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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Mobile Loaves and Fishes

What began as a food truck ministry to the homeless in Austin, Texas, in 1998 became a 51-acre master planned development called Community First! Village that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the chronically homeless in Central Texas. Mobile Loaves & Fishes' simple vision grew into one of the most powerful community-building and entrepreneurship programs for the homeless in the nation.

Headquarters

Austin, TX

Founded

1998

Portfolios

Homelessness, Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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Project LIFT

Project LIFT's secret sauce is licensed psychotherapy but instead of treating boys and girls in a clinical office setting, the organization replaces it with a vocational learning environment—which they found to be much more effective in motivating teens to overcome struggles. By offering 14-week programs, Project LIFT focuses on five fundamental pillars for its participating teens: 1) Mental health therapy, 2) Vocational skills training, 3) Life-skills development, 4) Service learning, and 5) Mentorship.

Headquarters

Palm City, FL

Founded

2010

Portfolios

Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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Recovery Cafe

Utilizing a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) model, Recovery Café provides a safe, accountable community where those grappling with addiction can access a variety of critical services and opportunities.

Headquarters

Seattle, Washington

Founded

1985

Portfolios

Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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The Other Side Academy

The Other Side Academy (TOSA) is based on a helping model, not a funding model. TOSA provides a therapeutic community with stringent accountability, constant peer-to-peer feedback, and a minimum two-year stay. The secret sauce is addressing the underlying behaviors that feed addictions and trigger bad behaviors. The key is not just focusing on sobriety and “getting clean” but rather helping an individual transform their very character from the inside out.

Headquarters

Salt Lake City, UT

Founded

2015

Portfolios

Criminal Justice, Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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The Phoenix

The Phoenix can help stem the tide of addiction by leveraging the intrinsic power of physical activity and social connection. The Phoenix releases people to rise and recover from addiction using an innovative model called a "free active sober community." Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, CrossFit, biking, socials and other activities, The Phoenix helps members develop and maintain the emotional strength needed to stay sober, while also building a positive support network to ensure long-term, sustainable recovery.

Headquarters

Denver, CO
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Founded

2006

Portfolios

Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms in Nashville believes women who have survived trafficking, prostitution, and addiction deserve a second chance at life. The organization has a groundbreaking model that helps female survivors heal through the power of love, the safety of community, and the dignity of a job. Magdalene is the name of a two-year residential program that offers women a peaceful place to live and receive support while they focus on living sober, honest, and self-sufficient lives.

Headquarters

Nashville, TN

Founded

1993

Portfolios

Addiction, Mental Health, & Trauma

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