Fill the Box with Sober Living Rents
Please help us to raise $5,500.00 to provide 10 individuals with the first months rent at a sober living house.
Heroin/Opioid addiction is a long lasting (chronic) disease described as a powerful, compulsive urge to use opioid drugs, despite negative health and social consequences. It does not matter if an individual is a famous actor, a high powered CEO, someone down on their luck, or a person who fell in with the wrong crowd. By now most of us understand that heroin/opioid use, abuse, and addiction can and does affect everyone.
On September 2, 2019 Josh Bressette Commit to Save a Life (JBC2SAL)celebrated its 5th year since incorporation and obtainment of 501c(3) nonprofit status. Our mission is to provide assistance to individuals seeking and sustaining recovery from heroin/opioid use through financial, inspirational, and peer support in order to achieve meaningful and lasting changes in their lives.”
Through our experiences over the last 5 years we have found that the biggest barrier to recovery has been stable and supportive living for a person in recovery. Breaking an addiction to opioids is difficult for anyone, especially for substance users who are homeless. It is a proven fact that stable housing during and after treatment decrease the risk of relapse. For many people in remission from heroin/opioid addiction, moving into a sober living home after treatment makes the difference between going back to their old habits or continuing on the path of sobriety. A safe and supportive environment is essential to a successful treatment for those seeking recovery from opioid use.
JBC2SAL provides the extremely valuable service of rental assistance for individuals at certified sober living homes. As more and more people enter into recovery from opioids we continue to see an increasing need for sober living. To date we have provided sober living rents to 112 people in the amount of $51,390. In 2019 alone we have assisted 41 people. Up until last month we had accepted all applicants and had luckily not had to turn anyone away due to lack of funds. Sadly this has changed and we need your help to replenish our fund.
Sober living homes can be state funded but those that are remain few and far between. Sober living rent is expensive. JBC2SAL provides up to $550 towards the first and second months’ rent as certified sober living homes. In order to continue this valuable service we need your help. Stable housing is essential to good health and well being. Please help us to continue to provide sober rental assistance.