Mission: Bringing authentic Jesus like faith and science together to help people see recovery around addiction, mental health, and suicidal thoughts differently.
Vision: To see the world set free by loving our neighbor as ourselves and actually helping one another. Engaging, educating, equipping, and empowering communities to develop a more empathetic and loving society.
We are here to change the message of shame that currently surrounds anyone in recovery, especially those affected by addiction, mental health struggles or suicidal thoughts. The truth is we are all in need of recovery from something, and rather than hiding lets bring recovery to the forefront of our lives so that we can all begin to heal. We aim to make hope and recovery accessible to those in need, and educating communities how to walk alongside those struggling with addiction, mental health and suicidal thoughts. We seek to rebuild the message of recovery, finding the intersection of an authentic faith that looks like Jesus, and science in order to walk in radical freedom. Ultimately we want to help all those who don't know who they are find their true identity's as beloved sons and daughters.
What is our strategy? We have 4 E's:
THE 4 E'S
Why: When you feel moved on a personal level and are emotionally invested in a change, you are more likely to remain committed to that change.
How: We share personal narratives to create a space where acceptance can take the front seat. This way, we are fueled by connection and empathy rather than judgement and misunderstanding.
Why: For a person or community to feel capable of making a change, they must feel confident in their knowledge and ability to make informed decisions. We are committed to spreading accurate information
How: Via our webpage, videos, podcasts, and community speaking events, we provide information about the origins of addiction and the history of the war on drugs, the impacts of addiction, and holistic options for recovery.
Why: For change to be sustained, people must be motivated by their own intentions, grounded by what is meaningful to them, and confident in their own abilities. Science and faith have both shown us that with the right support through empathy and unwavering positive regard, anyone can regain confidence and persevere.
How: Every person carries a purpose but sometimes they need help reconnecting to it. Through engaging in community service and positive interactions, people can find meaning and regain the confidence needed to succeed in recovery.
Why: Once someone is engaged, educated, and empowered, they are now ready to be equipped. Change is hard, so it is important to strategically provide tools and resources for support in ways that feel accessible and feasible.
How: We provide an outlet to raise your voice and seek personal behavior change through community events, service outreach, and improved access to compassionate support.
We have been attempting to solve these problems the wrong way. We have...
Tried to stop addiction by taking away the drugs, but not addressing why a person wants to get high in the first place.
Sought to identify only that a person is considering suicide, rather than the life factors which contribute to the point of considering suicide.
Tried to get the homeless off the streets and into a structure, without relieving their internal struggles.
Enforced laws that will prevent people from being drug dealers, though also condemning them to remain in their illegal lifestyle since they have no other option.
Assumed only medication will provide relief for mental health, but we don't realize that recovery in mental health is just like any other recovery.
Complete healing is possible, but only through a holistic approach:
Taking "recovery" from the doldrums and darkness of anonymity and into the loving light of radical transformation.
Showing that science and faith together can give the sick and suffering the best chance at finding life again.
Implementing a community approach that uses empathy, inclusion, and love to change cultural norms around addiction and mental health.
Being a platform of hope and acceptance for those disenfranchised due to their struggles.
Changing the way the world looks at addiction, mental health, and suicide prevention, and the message of shame that often surrounds those who struggle.
Bringing awareness to the role communities play in how we recover.
Creating a platform for community-based advocacy to build supportive partnerships
Making hope and recovery accessible to all who seek a new beginning.