A TRUSTED RESOURCE SINCE 2014

This, our 9th year of awarding long term residential scholarships for substance use disorders with nearly $20,000,000 in total value of awarded scholarships, marks an achievement we dared not to dream of and could not have accomplished without the support of our extraordinary treatment program partners, and generous supporters and donors. #gratitude #recoveryisreal

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.

 

Introducing our newest Five Star Event!

THE 10,000 BEDS BREAKFAST OF HEREOS & UN-CONFERENCE

Locations & Dates Listed Below

    We are excited to announce our 10,000 Beds Breakfast of Heroes & Un-Conference events. These 2 ½ hour complimentary events will include a delicious                  breakfast & dynamic program, followed by the Un-Conference. Tickets are limited & registration is required. No walk in guests or exhibitors will be allowed.

  • The 10,000 Beds Breakfast of Heroes & Un-Conference events provide an opportunity for 10,000 Beds to thank the many who are making a positive difference in the addiction, mental health, & recovery space in their respective communities.
  • At the same time, these events provide the opportunity for those in attendance to hear 12 capsule presentations from change makers in our industry – some local, some not.
  • Our guests will also gain a better understanding of how 10,000 Beds works, how we are managing the overwhelming need for substance use disorder treatment, and how we’ve accomplished incredible results over the past nine years.
  • The Un-Conference portion of the event will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to hear from 12 industry professionals “up close and personal.”
  • Small groups of attendees will rotate through the hall where the 12 exhibitors will be set up and have the opportunity to share their story and accomplishments to an intimate group of people.
  • This “un-conference” format allows for multiple presentations with direct and personal conversations between the presenters and attendees in the space of one hour – the normal time for one presenter to speak from a podium.

CEDAR CITY (UT)

          Thursday, September 22, 2022, 7:30 – 10AM, Courtyard Marriott Cedar City

          It’s Good To Be Home! Our founders have lived in Cedar City for 5 years and spent much of that time traveling the country to build relationships, raise      awareness, and change perceptions of addiction and mental health. It’s finally time to head home. 

          Our SOUTHERN UTAH Breakfast of Heroes & Un-Conference will be held on September 22, 2022. We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on that Thursday at the Courtyard Marriott Cedar City in beautiful Cedar City. Check in begins at 7AM.

BOSTON (MA)

          Thursday, October 13, 2022, 7:30 – 10AM, Boston Marriott Copley Place

          Let’s Spill the Tea about Addiction & Recovery at our first EVER east coast event in Boston MA! 

          Our BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS Breakfast of Heroes & Un-Conference will be held on October 13, 2022. We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on that Thursday at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Check in begins at 7AM.

PHILADELPHIA (PA)

          Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 7:30 – 10AM, COURTYARD by MARRIOTT PHILADELPHIA CITY AVENUE

          Recovery is All about Freedom and there isn’t a better place to celebrate than Philadelphia, PA!    

          Our PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA Breakfast of Heroes & Un-Conference will be held on October 18, 2022. We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on that Thursday at the Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia City Avenue. Check in begins at 7AM.

SCOTTSDALE (AZ)

          Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7:30 – 10AM, ARIZONA BILTMORE, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

          Change is our Only Constant, and no one knows that better than people in the recovery industry.

          Our friends in Arizona missed out on a fabulous 10,000 Beds Celebrating Recovery Gala in 2020, when Covid shut the world down exactly one week prior to our scheduled event. We couldn’t be more excited to return to Arizona for the first time with this signature event.

          Our SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA Breakfast of Heroes will be held on February 16, 2023. We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on that Thursday at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Check in begins at 7AM.

NEWPORT BEACH (CA)

          Fall 2022, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 10AM (watch for updated information) 

          Clearing the Mind to allow positive thoughts and change is not always easy, but a cool ocean breeze certainly cannot hurt.

          Our SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Breakfast of Heroes will be held this fall, 2022. We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on a day and in a place to be announced soon.

NASHVILLE (TN)

          Fall 2022, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 10AM (watch for updated information)

          God, Country & Recovery. That’s right, isn’t it? Well, whether it is or not, it’s an appropriate slogan for our friends in recovery in Nashville, Tennessee, and for the rest of us as well.

          Our NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE Breakfast of Heroes will be held this fall, 2022. We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on a day and in a place to be announced soon.

DELRAY (FL)

          Fall 2022, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 10AM (watch for updated information)

          Love, Light & Sun. Recovery is all about leaving the darkness behind and welcoming light back into our lives, then radiating that light to others. What better place to feel the sun on our faces and share love & light than Florida?

          Our DELRAY, FLORIDA Breakfast of Heroes will be held this fall, 2022. We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on a day and in a place to be announced soon.

FOR ALL EVENTS:

 Event is free, but registration is required. Register here.
Day of Event: Check In opens at 7 AM. Event begins at 7:30 AM sharp.
Signage will direct you to our location in the hotel.
Funds raised will support our four Signature Programs.

 

REGISTER TO ATTEND: You can register to attend an event on our unique Eventbrite event page and you can find updated event information on the homepage or under the Events tab on our website at 10000beds.org.

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES are available for each event or all events. For more information, please visit our 10,000 Beds website – under the Events Tab. Or email me at jean@10000beds.org and I will be happy to send you the information you need.

Exhibitor space is limited, so don’t forget to sign up early (there’s an early bird pricing option!)

These events will be fun, fast-moving, informative, inspirational, AND motivational. The first hour will be short presentations and delicious food. The second portion of the event – the Un-Conference – will feature 12 exceptional programs/companies in a round-robin format.

If you are interested in having a 10,000 Beds Breakfast of Heroes & Un-Conference in your area, or for more information or any questions, please contact Jean Krisle at jean@10000beds.org.

​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; depression, anxiety, and overdoses are out of control. Treatment programs and detox centers remain full with waiting lists, donor funding is down, & scholarships are more difficult to find. We continue to award scholarships, but the wait from application to treatment is longer than ever. We have never been a 24/7 Emergency Placement Center, but this new reality has made our work even more difficult. Currently, our online application is CLOSED as we work on our existing waiting list.

PODCAST We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new weekly 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. Our conversations will be 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 podcast@10000beds.org.

SCHOLARSHIPS For our “One Bed.One Life.” scholarship program, we partner with extraordinary treatment programs throughout the US that donate at least one treatment scholarship annually for qualifying 10,000 Beds scholarship applicants who are without resources and actively seeking help for addiction.Scholarship applications will typically be open on the first Monday of each month beginning in March through November annually. The application provides an opportunity to share critical medical and personal information. In the past eight years, we have awarded more than $10 million in scholarships.

 

EXTRAORDINARY TREATMENT PROGRAM PARTNERS We are honored to partner with numerous 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, founder, or volunteer staff. We hold our partners to a very high standard. 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. They are extraordinary, giving, generous people.

 

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS Our corporate & community outreach program (CCOP) was created to provide opportunities to meet with corporate leaders, human resource specialists, and employee groups to raise awareness and end the stigma too often associated with a person or family battling an addiction and also associated with individuals in recovery. We are dedicated to making the workplace a safe place for all. For more information, please contact our founder at jean@10000beds.org.

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 this COVID reality of voluntary and forced isolation. Our goal is to encourage and facilitate positive connections for those battling or recovering from addiction. As COVID restrictions relax, and as it is smart and safe, we will be back on the road, we will also continue our podcast, but most importantly, we will 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 ninth year of providing scholarships and changing lives of individuals and families affected by addiction. From 2017 – 2020, 10,000 Beds criss-crossed the country with our #ontheroad4recovery program – we are proud to have been the first in our industry  to take to the road to raise awareness, many are following our lead. With more than 30,000 miles driven for recovery, hundreds of events attended, thousands of people touched by our message, and nearly $20,000,000 in awarded scholarships,10,000 Beds continues 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. With today’s Covid-19 related increase in the number of mental health and overdose cases, our focus is turned to growth and management of our programs.

 

FUTURE GROWTH From our first scholarship awarded in 2015, to our final 2020 scholarship on December 31, 2020, 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. We are committed to organizational growth that will allow us to continue in this never-ending fight to provide opportunities for individuals to change their lives.

 

THE GUIDE STAR PLATINUM SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY is an honor we work hard to receive – we’ve now been awarded it every year we’ve applied: 2018, 2019, 2020. It is the highest level of recognition GuideStar can give a nonprofit organization. We operate under the guiding principles of our Code of Ethics. 10,000 Beds has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for unethical practices and behaviors. We hold ourselves & our partners to the same standard. 10,000 Beds, Inc. (Ten Thousand Beds, Inc.) is a registered 501c3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION (EIN 47-3609493).

Please note: 10,000 Beds is not a 24/7 emergency hotline or treatment placement service.

If you are in an emergency situation, dial 911 immediately.

10,000 Beds In The News

Events, Resources & Updates

ON THE AIR FOR RECOVERY PODCAST