Frequently Asked Questions
10,000 Beds Mission Statement
Our mission is recovery.
10,000 Beds Vision Statement
We envision a world where individuals in recovery are not sidelined because of their past, but welcomed, embraced, and included as valuable, lovable people with limitless futures.
So, What Does 10,000 Beds Do?
We partner with extraordinary treatment programs who provide one scholarship (bed) per year. And with our partners, we provide these scholarships to those who want and need help but are without resources.
Applicants apply online through this website. Our online application process includes 30+ questions, a comprehensive review and assessment, consideration of unique needs to identify the appropriate program, 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.
Where Did The Idea for 10,000 Beds Come From?
The idea for 10,000 Beds was conceived in the fall of 2014. The idea was the result of our Founder’s conversations with many persons needing help for addiction who had no resources, followed by site visits to treatment centers with empty beds. She knew this was an equation needing a solution and she immediately set out to solve it.
The 10,000 Beds unique model of partnering with treatment programs directly for the donation of scholarship beds is recognized as innovative and effective, and applauded throughout the behavioral health industry and beyond.
What We Don’t Do: We Don’t Sell Beds or Mattresses!
“Bed” is the word we use for a scholarship from a treatment program. Our hope is if an treatment program has an open bed, they will consider providing a scholarship. Our goal is to award 10,000 Scholarships.
10,000 Beds Values Statement
We come from a place of gratitude. We consistently strive to make a difference by being mission-driven, client-centered, and results-guided, while also demanding conduct that is ethical, caring, transparent, and creative.
10,000 Beds Foundational Goals
We diligently strive to:
1. protect an addict’s right to treatment,
2. promote ethics in the recovery industry,
3. propel conversations around substance use disorders into effective and appropriate action,
4. partner with extraordinary treatment programs to provide scholarships to persons without resources who are ready, willing and seeking help for a substance use disorder, and
5. provide a recognized standard of excellence as we support our clients and partners.
10,000 Beds Accomplishments
In 2016 we awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships through our extraordinary treatment program partners. We were able to provide support to more than 250 clients.
In 2017 we awarded more than $2,500,000 in addiction treatment scholarships and supported more than 1,000 clients. We traveled nearly 15,000 miles #ontheroad4recovery in BigBlue, crisscrossing the United States to meet with mental health professionals, elected officials, community leaders, addiction support organizations, treatment programs, and individuals and families affected by addiction.
In 2018 we expect to reach $10,000,000 in total awarded scholarships since 10,000 Beds was founded. We will also be #ontheroad4recovery in BigBlue for 6 months in 2018, traveling across the country to raise awareness and provide resources and hope. We expect to meet with literally thousands as we once again take BigBlue to conferences, rallies, and meetings nationwide.
How We Get Scholarships
We are honored to partner with more than 200 treatment programs around the country. Each of our extraordinary partners donates at least one scholarship every year. And each has been vetted by our team of advisors, board members, and volunteer staff.
We Have Extraordinary Program Partners
Not only do our treatment program partners already work day and night to help those battling addiction to get better, but they are philanthropic stars. This is one of the many things that make them exceptional.
Without exception, our partners not only give a scholarship through us, their business plan’s typically allow for providing a percentage of scholarships each year. They are extraordinary, giving, generous people.
What do you mean when you say you “vet” treatment program partners?
We aren’t going to lie. In this industry, vetting partners isn’t as easy as it used to be, and there’s never any guarantee that what you see on Monday will be there on Tuesday. Owners change, clinicians move on, clients fib, and marketers aren’t always ethical.
At 10,000 Beds we know this, but we are fortunate to work with some of the best treatment programs in the nation. How do we vet our partners? How dow we know they are the best? Because we’ve been there, we’ve personally visited each one. We’ve spent time with staff, sometimes even with clients. We know the owners. We trust them. And we stay in touch. We also ask our partners what their experience has been with prospective partners.
Is it perfect, can we guarantee that everything, every time will be done absolutely correctly? No. Changes happen, some partners will drop off due to those changes, but new partners are also added when changes are made as well.
We strive to connect our 10,000 Beds clients to the best 10,000 Beds partner for their needs. We trust the process, have faith in our partners, and believe in our clients.
How Does a Treatment Program Donate A Bed (Scholarship)?
Treatment programs can donate a bed (scholarship) by completing the Scholarship Pledge form on this website. If you represent a treatment program, please complete the form, or if you would like more information, please contact our founder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How We Raise $$
Our funding comes entirely from individuals, foundations, and corporate donors. We do not have supplemental income from any other source. We are not a placement service for insured clients and we do not have a marketing contract with any treatment program. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization; all donations are tax deductible.
How You Can Make A Difference
Individuals can easily make a safe and secure donation right here on our website. Every dollar counts. We leverage our donations many times through strategic partnerships.
Not only can you feel safe and secure making an online donation, you can feel safe and secure about how your dollars are spent. By supporting 10,000 Beds, you make a difference in someone’s life. Thank you!
Corporate Sponsor Opportunities
We love corporate partners! If you’re a business entity, corporate sponsorships are available for the #ontheroad4recovery road trip as well as the 2017 ETHOS Series!
Please reach out to our founder Jean Krisle at email@example.com for more information on how you can get involved!
What Makes Us Different (this is important!)
There are incredible organizations raising millions of dollars to pay for scholarship treatment and help people battling addiction. We applaud them, but we have a different model.
For donors, partners and sponsors, our ability to leverage their contributions significantly raises their direct impact on the lives of others. We can promise this because we don’t pay for scholarships, they are donated to 10,000 Beds by our extraordinary partner treatment programs. These exemplary programs recognize and honor their philanthropic responsibility to give back in an industry that can be cut throat and profit-oriented. Most treatment programs are for-profit businesses, and we applaud their efforts to help others, but their philanthropic actions are what make us cheer.
We are diligent in our efforts to strengthen partnerships, empower teams, and multiply resources to effectively maximize each and every dollar raised, and carefully use each scholarship donated.
What’s with the Daisy? (not so important)
Who doesn’t love a daisy? As Kathleen Kelley asked in the movie, You’ve Got Mail, ” I love daisies. They’re such friendly flowers.”
Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower? They make us happy. They turn to the light for strength. They’re hope on a stem. Hence the daisy.
Even on tough days, daisies make us smile.
We Don’t Save Lives
Our role in a person’s recovery is simple. We provide hope, support, and opportunity for them to change their own lives. We do this by connecting those who need help with those who can help.
We are 10,000 Beds and we believe in the people we work with, both clients and programs. We don’t save lives, but we hope and pray our clients choose to save theirs.
Why Is There A Hold On Scholarship Applications?
With an ever increasing number of application submissions each month, we work as fast as we can to qualify applicants and identify treatment programs. When our backlog reaches 100, we put a hold on applications. We feel this is the most fair way to handle the overwhelming response to our program. Once we are able to catch up, we once again open the application portal to those who want to apply for a 10,000 Beds scholarship for substance abuse treatment.
10,000 Beds is Politically Neutral.
The mission of 10,000 Beds is recovery. It is not political activism.
10,000 Beds does not:
Endorse, promote or oppose political parties, candidates or platforms.
Allow our membership lists or other resources to be used for partisan political purposes.
Attempt to direct anyone as to which candidate or party they should give their votes to.
Attempt to direct or dictate to a government leader.