Letter from the CEO, Emily Stuckey
On behalf of ARCHway Institute, I want to thank you for your support and your commitment to helping those impacted by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Your investment in our mission is helping individuals, families, and communities across the country who are facing the adversities of these disorders.
It truly is my privilege to serve as Chief Executive Officer, and I appreciate the opportunity to shape the organization for continued success in the future.
Over the last 10 years, ARCHway has grown exponentially to be able to serve countless individuals. For the first 8 years, ARCHway was run by a purely volunteer board and staff. What the founding families and this volunteer base have done over the years to develop and grow ARCHway is truly an inspiration. They put their heart and soul into this work, and over the last 10 years, the organization has provided education, peer support, and financial assistance to over 52,000 people across the country.
While our work has grown and diversified, our core values and mission have remained the same. We are true advocates for the individuals, the families, and the communities struggling. ARCHway strives to help people overcome barriers to long-term recovery from substance use disorders (SUD). Since barriers vary from person-to-person and community-to-community, ARCHway listens. Listening enables us to determine what we can do to help meet those needs.
We do all this as people who have been personally impacted by SUD. We are peers, first and foremost. We understand the impact that SUD has on individuals and families. We understand the genetic and generational impact. We understand the signs and symptoms and copious resources that are available. Because many of us didn’t have easy access to these resources, we strive to connect people to the resources they need to reach long-term recovery.
Although I was not around 10 years ago when ARCHway started, I like to say that the organization was founded on peer support. So over the next 5 years, we plan to continue to provide education, peer support, and financial assistance to increase access to care while supporting the growth of NPRA and the development of the peer workforce. More to come on this new and exciting initiative!
We look forward to celebrating this 10 year anniversary with YOU — our board, staff, volunteers, and supporters — the ARCHway family. It is because of you that we are able to help so many on their journey to recovery, so we THANK YOU for believing in ARCHway and believing in recovery.