PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO OUR EXISTING BACKLOG OF APPLICANTS,
OUR 2023 10,000 BEDS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2024.
PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL RESOURCES AND SAMHSA.GOV FOR HELP.
“We envision a world where ALL individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder – from any and all backgrounds – are not sidelined because of their past, but welcomed, embraced and included as valuable, lovable people with limitless futures.”
— Jean Krisle, Founder, 10,000 Beds, Inc.
SERVING THE RECOVERY COMMUNITY SINCE 2014
Now beginning our 10th year of providing support to individuals and families battling addiction, with nearly $25,000,000 in total value of awarded scholarships under our belt, we have reached a goal we long dared not dream of and one that could not have been accomplished without the support of our extraordinary treatment program partners, generous supporters, sponsors, and donors.
And now we are asking for your help again as we begin our 10th year of service to the recovery community, continuing our scholarship program and strengthening our community outreach to educate and provide resource information in our ongoing efforts to reduce stigma and change perceptions around addiction and recovery.
Thank you to all. We are grateful and humbled. And we hope to provide continued support for many more years.
MISSION Since our beginning in 2014, the mission of 10,000 Beds has been to connect individuals without resources who are seeking help for a substance use disorder to vetted treatment programs through our scholarship program, and to change perceptions of addiction and recovery while supporting families and communities affected by the devastating disease of addiction.
GRATITUDE We are grateful for the opportunity we have to provide an opportunity to individuals battling addiction to change their lives, for amazing treatment partners that donate scholarships, for generous supporters, & for scholarship applicants who continue to be gracious and grateful as we strive to provide hope and opportunity. Everything we do comes from a place of gratitude.
COVID & MENTAL HEALTH The Covid Epidemic only inflamed the already existing Mental Health & Substance Use Epidemic – treatment programs and detox centers are often full with waiting lists & scholarships are more difficult to find. We have never been a 24/7 Emergency Placement Center, but this new reality has made our work even more difficult as it takes longer than ever. Our online application opens on the first Monday of each month, unless we are still working on an existing waiting list.
PODCAST We are thrilled to have produced the 10,000 Beds podcast “On The Air For Recovery” with 10,000 Beds founder Jean Krisle, also known to many as The Godmother of Recovery. The podcast is raw, personal, and educational. Find #ontheair4recovery on Apple Podcasts! Or here! Or on your favorite podcast hosting site! Then listen, follow, subscribe, share and enjoy! Questions? Want to share your story? Are you interested in being a guest or can recommend someone to be a guest? Please contact us by email at email@example.com.
WE VALUE ALL HUMANS At 10,000 Beds, we are committed to providing equal opportunity and a nondiscriminatory approach in all aspects of our mission: for scholarship applicants and recipients, treatment program partners, volunteers, and board members. We believe and strive for a diverse, inclusive, and equitable world where all — regardless of gender, race, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, education, religion, disability, veteran status, active addiction or stage of recovery, or other dimension of diversity — feel valued and respected.
HOPE MATTERS Connection is critical in life. Our goal is to encourage and facilitate positive connections for those battling or recovering from addiction. As COVID restrictions have relaxed, and as it is smart and safe, we will be back on the road for events, presentations and connection as we continue to fulfill our mission of helping individuals without resources into treatment, supporting families, providing hope, and elevating conversations to change stigma around addiction and recovery.
BY THE NUMBERS Created in 2014 and incorporated in 2015, 10,000 Beds is now in its 10th year of providing scholarships and changing lives of individuals and families affected by addiction. From 2017 – 2020, we criss-crossed the US with our #ontheroad4recovery program – we are proud to have been the first in our industry to take to the road to raise awareness. With more than 30,000 miles driven for recovery, hundreds of events attended, thousands of people touched by our message, and nearly $25,000,000 in awarded scholarships, we are proud to hold a unique space in the addiction recovery industry.
PEOPLE AND RESOURCES We operate with a volunteer staff and modest budget. Our commitment and passion to our mission has allowed us to reach individuals, families, communities, and companies throughout the country to raise awareness, end stigma, provide hope, and award scholarships for addiction treatment.
FUTURE GROWTH From our first scholarship awarded in 2015 to today, we have never wavered in our commitment to help individuals and families without resources find the help they want and need through partnerships with vetted treatment programs throughout the United States who willingly and generously annually donate at least one scholarship to 10,000 Beds.