Funding will Support the Addiction Treatment Scholarship & Outreach Programs

10,000 Beds announced today that it has been selected as one of 13 non-profit organizations to receive a substantial grant from the ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS(R) program. The grant will support the 10,000 Beds #ontheroad4recovery nationwide program to raise awareness, change perceptions and offer hope to families and individuals battling addiction. It will also support the nationwide 10,000 Beds addiction treatment scholarship program.

CEO/Founder Jean Krisle expressed her gratitude: "This grant will allow us to provide support to more families and individuals battling this devastating disease while also supporting our cross-country tour to raise awareness. It's a game-changer."

"Addiction and mental illness affect millions of people and their families every day, and require an integrated approach to treatment that is scalable in communities across the country," said Richard Pops, Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes. "Medicines play a role, but importantly, it is the innovative programs, like 10,000 Beds, designed to support people affected by these diseases and led by passionate leaders on the front lines that will ignite sustainable and meaningful change for patients."

The idea for 10,000 Beds was conceived in the fall of 2014, the result of conversations with many needing help for addiction who had no resources, followed by site visits to treatment centers with empty beds. Founder Jean Krisle knew this was an equation needing a solution and she immediately set out to solve it.

The solution is a unique model of partnering with treatment programs that donate one scholarship (bed) per year. Applicants apply online through 10000beds.org; the online application process includes 30+ questions, a comprehensive review and assessment, consideration of unique needs to identify the appropriate program for each qualifying client, and coordination with the selected treatment center to make certain a scholarship bed is available and to allow for their own clinical assessment prior to admission. Once approved, 10,000 Beds covers transportation costs for the client.

In 2016, 10,000 Beds awarded $1,000,000 in treatment scholarships, in 2017 the organization is on target to award $2,500,000, and the 2018 goal is $5,000,000 in addiction treatment scholarships.

Now in its second year, ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS focuses on two key areas: improving or enhancing support or resources for people affected by mental health concerns or substance use disorder, and/or integrating the perspective of people affected by mental health concerns or addiction into drug development or care delivery.

About 10,000 Beds:

10,000 Beds, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, partners with extraordinary treatment programs throughout the United States to provide scholarship beds for addiction treatment to addicts with no resources.

Contact Info:
Name: Jean Krisle
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Organization: 10,000 Beds
Address: 2171 W. Meadow Street, Cedar City UT 84720
Phone: 801-718-9510
Website: http://10000beds.org/

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