WHO ARE WE
Access To Recovery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Rhode Island dedicated to reducing the negative impacts caused by alcoholism/substance misuse while preventing needless overdose deaths.
We have no paid staff and operate entirely with volunteers.We are funded entirely by donations and foundation grants. We intentionally do not receive any state or federal funding for our efforts, thus allowing us flexibility to meet the true needs of individuals.
Our team is comprised of community members with personal and professional experience in recovery. We are experts in this field and are committed to helping others find, maintain and sustain a quality life in recovery. We know what that looks like, because we've achieved it ourselves.
WHAT WE''VE DONE
Access To Recovery was established in 2017, and obtained 501(c)(3) nonprofit exempt status in 2018. We then made a fancy logo, and this nifty website. But once established, we've been able to do quite a bit!
We have worked hard to establish 3 new recovery houses (Oxford Houses) in Rhode Island. These houses contain a total of 22 adult beds and provide the most affordable rent for individuals when compared to other traditional houses. We are also thrilled that one of these locations offers housing for women w/ young children.
As of 10/01/2022, we have eliminated financial barriers for over 400 individuals to access recovery from their addictions. We understand that recovery comes in many pathways and it can sometimes be a process of ups and downs. However, we hear an overwhelming amount of positive response and feel-good stories from our community ambassadors that ensure our outcomes are positive and our efforts are making a difference.
WHAT WE DO
Access to Recovery’s mission is to facilitate access to recovery for those whom suffer from addiction so they may initiate and sustain a pathway of long-term recovery, parallel to fortifying the existing evidence-based solutions in the community. We believe that eliminating financial barriers for individuals to connect to a community of recovery will afford them an opportunity to once again become responsible, productive and contributing members of society.
Our programs change each year as the needs of our communities change. This ensures that we fill the gaps in our systems as needed. Our governing Board of Directors and Ambassadors have unanimously voted to expand two of our previous initiatives in 2022:
Hardship Relief Funds (Recovery Capital Funds)
WHY AND HOW TO HELP
The CDC has announced that we have lost over 100,000 lives between March 2020 - March 2021 due to drug overdoses. We have lost an additional 100,000 lives in that time frame to alcohol-related deaths. Rhode Island is no exception. As more data becomes available, we continue to see death tolls rise. We continue to see families broken apart. We continue to see economical declines directly associated with substance misuse. We continue to see people struggle. The need has NEVER been greater.
We are always in need of a variety of donations, including furniture (visit our Oxford House page) and funding for our programs (visit our Donate page).
If you feel as though you would like to get involved or help in other ways, we are all ears! Our entire organization has been built from and evolved by the ideas of people who care deeply about this issue. Please use the Contact Us form below to get in touch with us!
We are raising $100,000 for our Recovery Capital Fund in 2022. We asked our FaceBook friends to help raise $10,000 of that
Thanks to $3,055 in community donations and a $3,000 match from volunteers, we now have the first Women's Oxford House in Rhode Island!