VIP 6: Supporting Recovery For Addicts in Central Ohio
Our vision is to support and empower families and individuals who are recovering from drug and alcohol dependency ; to mobilize the community to bring new perspective on the issue of opiates and addiction; to create hope, healing and joy for those who are experiencing adversity and seeking freedom and recovery.
By providing housing, resources and services, it inspires the hope they need to end the stigma and suffering of addiction, and supports their lifelong recovery, which in turn, returns hope to our community.
We, as Next Level Training leaders, were given just 30 days to envision the unimaginable, create the impossible and deliver the unobtainable. See the impact we made and join us in continuing these efforts.
400+ VOLUNTEER HOURS
We created improvements on multiple locations on both the interior , exterior, and grounds of several facilities.
We raised $49,400 and counting for Marin's Hope and other recovery services Central Ohio.
1,000+ ITems DONATED
Together with the support of local sponsors, we collected over 1000 items including construction supplies and personal hygiene items.
2 AdVocacy Events
We held 2 events focused on improving our community and creating awareness around Columbus.
Charity we supported:
Make AN IMpact
Researchers found that success rates for long-term sobriety increase from 11% to 70% for those who remain in sober living for more than six months. The huge difference in these numbers shows the success of individuals who stay in transitional housing for a period of six months or more. Communities like Marin’s Hope are successful because they pair a sober environment with a significant amount of support. Participants learn structure throughout their day, make friends in recovery, and learn healthy coping skills.
We raised over $49,000 for Marin's Hope. The donations raised will create new opportunities for individuals and families to be free of the chains of addiction. By providing housing, resources, and services, it inspires the hope they need to end the stigma and suffering of addiction, and supports their lifelong recovery. And their recovery returns hope to our community.Marin’s Hope empowers our families, our children, our friends, who are struggling with alcohol and drug dependencies.
Marin’s Hope serves all individuals looking to recover and those in need of addiction-related services. They also serve parents, relatives, and spouses looking for help for a loved one and doesn’t know where to turn to for help. They have many services available including sober living, counseling, scholarships to rehab, referrals to rehab, interventions and other services related to recovery and addiction. VIP 6 created more space by supporting completion of a new recovery house along with improvements at all their locations. Also VIP 6 provided multiple donations necessary for running a recovery house
Our vision is to raise awareness about Marin's Hope mission, and its relevance to the needs of the recovery community resulted in some amazing events, including: Party of Hope is a sober and child-friendly alternative to the myriad Halloween Festivities being presented at this time of year. The Alrosa Villa was transformed into a Carnival fun night, featuring local bands, a costume contest, face painting event with a rockin’ costume dance party. We also enjoyed and acknowledgement ceremony for Marin's Hope , and the beautiful vision they have for their future. It was a night of celebration, honor, inspiration, connection and hope.
Thank you to our Sponsors
Community Service Project Captains
Stacie Downs, Captain
Erin Maccabee, Co-Captain
Fund Raising Captain
Team Communication Captain