“We envision a world where individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder 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.
The mission of 10,000 Beds is to connect individuals seeking help for addiction, to vetted treatment programs and to be a resource to families affected by the disease of addiction.
We are able to accomplish our mission through the 10,000 Beds “One Bed. One Life” Scholarship program. We partner with extraordinary treatment programs throughout the United States that donate at least one addiction treatment scholarship annually for qualifying 10,000 Beds scholarship applicants who are without resources and actively seeking help for addiction.
In 2017, 2018 and 2019, 10,000 Beds criss-crossed the country with our #ontheroad4recovery program. In 2019 alone we traveled to California, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and throughout Utah.
We have met with thousands of people – families, community leaders, educators, students, individuals battling addiction, fellow travelers, and more. We have loved this outreach effort and the people we have met along the way.
Our 2020 program will be slightly different, watch for updates, it’s going to be a lot of fun! We are selling BigBlue and will be traveling the country with a much more “inclusive” RV, allowing us to incorporate the RV into our events and your activities! We can hardly wait!
Our online applications for 2019 scholarships are open and will be open every Monday in October 2019. We expect to receive more than 100 applications each week. As you can imagine, with the addiction crisis our nation is facing, the number of applicants we receive is enormous. We close applications at the end of October each year to allow us to award scholarships to our remaining approved applicants before year’s end.
Our last day to submit an application in 2019 will be Monday, October 28th.
In 2020, scholarship applications will re-open on Monday, February 3rd.
We are not a 24/7 emergency hotline and we cannot accommodate requests for immediate placement in treatment. Please remember: our process takes time. Because we are thorough in our screening of applicants and vetting of treatment program partners, we have had fewer than a dozen people leave treatment before the program ended in the past 4 years. We are extremely proud of this and work hard to match our applicants to the right scholarship.