Dear Friends of ARCHway Institute,
In the spirit of the holidays, we want to celebrate your previous gifts and share with you just how impactful these gifts have been in 2023. ARCHway Institute serves the community by providing education to increase awareness and transform perspectives around substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. As an organization, we advocate for longterm recovery by providing peer support and financial assistance to expand access to care and healthy solutions. People can and do recover through the support of ARCHway Institute and because of people like you. Your support has enabled ARCHway to support thousands in 2023. We presented the value of peer support to over 5,000 attendees at the International Employee Benefits Conference in Boston, MA. We provided peer support to well over 100 individuals and families this year through our Advocates for HOPE Program, connecting these folks to the treatment and recovery resources they need to recover, restoring hope in their lives. We have supported the National Peer Recovery Alliance in their efforts to elevate and empower the peer workforce, and we have connected over 500 peers across the country.
ARCHway has been able to make local impact in Southwest Florida, Northeast Ohio, St. Louis, Missouri, and Central North Carolina while also making national impact. We continue to grow, and with this expansion, we continue to help more and more people find and maintain recovery.
As we come to the end of 2023, we wanted to share some exciting news. Thanks to your continued support, ARCHway is going to be able to award a total of $100,000 in grants and scholarships by the end of 2023 – this is an additional $30,000 to support recovery efforts across the country. The organizations that we are excited to award these funds to are listed on the back. Together, these organizations help thousands, so think of the number of people who will have access to the valuable treatment and recovery resources they desperately need this holiday season.
This would not have been possible without your help, so from the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for your dedication to our mission. Thank you for not only your contributions and support but also your trust in ARCHway Institute to utilize your funds to best support the thousands struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. All in all, we want to celebrate you and the gifts you’ve given this year, and we want to look forward to 2024 and all the good that we can do in the New Year! Each January, ARCHway Institute gets an influx of requests for peer support and financial assistance. As people strive to make their New Year’s resolutions for a happy and healthy life in recovery, ARCHway strives to meet the ever growing need.
That said, our 2023 Holiday HOPE Campaign will support our efforts in 2024. The more we are able to raise, the more funds we are able to give out to support recovery across the country. So, if recovery is on your heart this holiday season, we encourage you to scan the OR code on the back and donate today. Your support will make a difference. Your support will save lives.
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes in the New Year!
– The ARCHway Institute Family
About the Organizations we are Supporting
Valerie’s House (Florida) – More than 71,000 children are grieving the death of a parent/sibling in Southwest Florida, with increasing numbers due to the fentanyl crisis. A grant from ARCHway will provide funds to continue to meet the needs of grieving children and their caregivers. Valerie’s House is a safe place for them to heal and to stop the generational addiction that has affected their families. With a team of licensed therapists, trained staff and counselors, Valerie’s House provides a unique, outcomes measured approach to helping children work through grief and trauma. Children at Valerie’s House are given the opportunity to meet others like them, have personalized therapy and peer-to-peer support, and are given a team of caring professionals to help change the trajectory of their lives.
Hanani House (Missouri) – Hanani House is committed to providing the longer term recovery support services that are required for producing favorable outcomes in the treatment of and recovery from addiction. Their certified staff creates a Recovery Success Plan with each resident. They work with residents on a highly personal, daily basis to provide feedback, identify potential barriers, build sober support networks, provide spiritual guidance and accountability, assist with employment and educational opportunities, and connect with other community supports necessary for success in recovery. A grant from ARCHway will support Hanani House in purchasing a property in Washington, Missouri to open a men’s NARR accredited recovery house that will accommodate up to 9 men.
Rise Up Transitional Resources (Missouri) – Rise Up is committed to partnering with communities and organizations to help individuals on their recovery journey. In addition to providing recovery housing services, Rise Up provides ongoing recovery support services such as offering recovery and spirituality meetings and assisting residents with employment, educational opportunities, credit building, and budgeting. A grant from ARCHway will be used to provide the operational funds necessary to continue to provide these services for the individuals they are serving.
Hope Meadows (Ohio) – Hope Meadows is dedicated to transforming lives with better mental health through hands-on, experiential, and equine assisted psychotherapy and learning techniques. A grant from ARCHway will be used to provide free services for those in recovery from addiction and peer supporters. Each group program focuses on building skills for long-term recovery, with up to 12 participants in each session (6 participants in recovery and 6 peer supporters}. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been successful in helping clients show marked improvements in the following areas: assertiveness, emotional awareness, empathy, stress tolerance, flexibility, impulse control, problem-solving skills, selfactualization, independence, self-regard, social responsibility, and interpersonal relationships – key life skills to obtaining and sustaining long-term recovery and mental health.
Healing Transitions (North Carolina) – Healing Transitions’ mission is to offer innovative peer-based, recovery-oriented services to homeless, uninsured, and underserved individuals struggling with addiction. Their recovery services are grounded in the idea that each individual holds an inherent right to essential human needs – shelter, food, access to healthcare, and clothing while also emphasizing the empowerment of individuals with the tools imperative for self- sufficiency and meaningful societal contribution. A grant from ARCHway will help provide housing, food, clothing, and physical and mental health services for participants, so they can focus on their recovery.
National Alliance of Recovery Residences – The mission of NARR is to expand the capacity of quality recovery housing nationally and to improve access to those services, particularly for low-income and marginalized populations. NARR developed the national standards for the operation of recovery homes and an accompanying code of ethics. They operate through an expanding network of state-level affiliate organizations to implement this model, with 31 current affiliates and another 6 in development. NARR and these organizations collectively support over 25,000 persons in addiction recovery who are living in over 2,500 certified recovery houses throughout the United States. A grant from ARCHway will support NARR, its affiliates, and the individuals they serve, and it will support NARR’s 2024 Best Practices Summit in Richmond, VA.