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.
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.
City of Refuge
Through supportive services fueled by innovation and a collective impact approach, City of Refuge seeks to lead individuals and families on a journey to self-sufficiency for generations to come.
At Georgia Works!, the team believes in the power of work to transform a person's life, instill a sense of purpose, and return an individual's dignity. The program provides transitional housing where participants stay for up to one year and disavow all dependencies on addictive substances. Georgia Works! employs the men and provides case management, job readiness training, and life skill coaching through mentorship and community.
Workforce DevelopmentGet Involved
Using the latest practices in technology, Moneythink presents a smart three-pronged solution to help financially vulnerable students plan and succeed through college. It starts with design. Each student is different. Every story is unique. Moneythink customizes its support for each student's path to success seamlessly.
Per Scholas is a national nonprofit offering intensive, tuition-free training, placement and career development services to prepare young people and adults for long-term careers in technology. Working closely with local employers across eight cities, Per Scholas enrolled over 1,700 new job seekers in 2018. In 18 weeks or less, graduates have the knowledge and experience to apply for highly technical, entry-level jobs in high demand in their areas.
re:imagine/ATL connects youth with resources and mentors to amplify their voices in media. Through our in-school and mobile programming, youth have the opportunity to explore film, music, podcasting and more
The Path Project
Pairing together a brilliant combination of positive relationships and educational programming, The Path Project empowers kids in mobile home parks to graduate and plan a productive and exciting future. Through academic, mentoring, and spiritual development programs, such as Mommy & Me, Soccer Clubs, and Middle School Leadership Clubs, the Path Project helps kids succeed academically and graduate high school with a plan for their future.
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.
Addressing dangerous networked behavior isn't as straightforward as increasing security and bringing more gang members to trial. It takes one to know one; it takes credibility and experience to be respected in gang circles, which is exactly the strategy Urban Specialists employs. Founded in a hotbed of gang activity (Dallas), Urban Specialists capitalizes on the cultural credibility of ex-gang members and former offenders to take a three-pronged approach to replacing the destructive influence of gangs with positive urban messages.
Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) brings an experiential business curriculum to classrooms in which students learn to apply their ideas—ideas they have full ownership of—to the real world. YE animates business case studies and draws students in to market-based discussions and economic thinking. Students not only enjoy active learning and excel academically, but they also acquire the vision and values to bring their entrepreneurial goals to life.