A Brief History
In 2005 a core group of individuals in long-term recovery from substance-abuse identified three major areas of need in Fairfield, California; later realizing this need exists Statewide.
The three areas are as follows:
- People in recovery and associated organizations are finding it almost impossible to locate affordable space to rent for support group meetings, activities, and events.
- A lack of support, information and guidance for people seeking and entering recovery from substance-use or other addictions.
- A lack of affordable aftercare/continued support for people leaving treatment programs, institutions, or released from jails and prison including; personal guidance/mentorship and information/resources for personal growth, housing, childcare, education, career development and jobs.
The third we found was the largest because the support and guidance is left up to the families or the streets they are returned to; this has failed miserably.
With the support of other members in recovery, we would be there to provide a facility exclusively for recovery and personal growth purposes that could be offered to any individual, family, or recovery organization.
We provide a safe place for support group meetings, educational classes, activities, and events at minimum rates.
We formed a seven member founders/initial board of directors in January of 2005, filed Articles of Incorporation as a California Charitable Corporation, and tax exemption application to the IRS.
We became a California Corporation on March 21, 2005, and on July 29, 2005 we received our pre-determination letter as a tax exempt organization under section 501 C 3, public charity organization.
We now have a facility used for the purposes above, a nine-member board of directors, executive director, and staff; all volunteers at this point.