Year-to-date, ARCHway has awarded over $6,000 in grants to increase access to treatment and recovery for those impacted by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

During ARCHway’s March Giving Campaign, the executive committee was able to award grants to the following recovery-oriented systems of care. Read more about how these organizations will be utilizing their ARCHway grant.

LIV Sober Living – St. Charles, MO

Cameo Jones, the owner of LIV Sober Living, said, “A lot of our residents are struggling with rent due to being laid off and due to other circumstances, and they need assistance for rent.” Due to COVID-19, many housing providers are seeing residents who are being laid off or who are struggling to find jobs. These grants are giving people time to find employment while maintaining their sobriety in recovery housing.

Hilljack House – St. Louis, MO

Dawn Smith shared that this grant will provide “Support for new residents who enter without family support or savings. The funds could be utilized to pay for food cards, transportation, or rent if needed.” Often times when someone finally decides they are ready to seek recovery, they have lost everything including their savings, house, car, and family support. These grants ensure they have a chance to recover.

Hope Creates – Chesterfield, MO

Kathie Thomas, Executive Director of Hope Creates, shared that, “Hope Creates provides assistance to youth and young adults in recovery who want to stay sober. As a young person, with little to lose, it is hard to imagine staying sober for life. Our U.S. culture encourages the use of mind-changing chemicals in many ways. We have seen a 47% rise in overdoses in the last year. The ability to hang out at Hope Creates, have fun, and try new things with other sober people makes sobriety for life easier to imagine.” This scholarship will help fund one of Hope Creates’ Community Creation Events. This non-profit is providing support towards long-term recovery from addiction.

West Virginia Sober Living – Morgantown, WV

Jon Dower said, “West Virginia Sober Living provides recovery housing and peer recovery support for men, women, and women with children in West Virginia. Funds will be used for individuals with substance use disorder that are experiencing food insecurity and/or do not have the capacity to cover program fees for entering our recovery residence.”

Invictus Woods – Peoria, IL

Camilla Rabjohns of Invictus Woods said they will use these funds, “To provide a month of housing for a man or woman to help keep them off the streets and to help further their recovery in a safe, secure, sober environment. They will be used to help a man or woman have time to find a job. It is almost impossible to find a job without an address. This will give them an address and respect.”

Drug-Free Punta Gorda – Punta Gorda, FL

Drug-Free Youth (D-Fy) is an initiative for area youth in grades 6-12, which recognizes the majority of teens who do not abuse substances and continue to make positive choices, by offering incentives. It’s a movement of peers who share a commitment to make positive choices and live a healthy drug-free life.” Prevention is an important part of developing recovery-ready communities.

Oxford House Kingfish – Cape Coral, FL

This scholarship was presented to Oxford House Kingfish to cover the initial fees and two weeks for an individual with financial need. This individual is currently working to establish employment. This individual is actively seeking recovery.

Keys 2 a 2nd Chance – Warren, OH

Virginia Holmes of Key 2 a 2nd Chance said, “These funds will be used to supplement housing fees for residents desiring to come into recovery housing without the income to pay their program fees.”

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