Now in our 9th year of providing support to individuals and families battling addiction, with nearly $20,000,000 in total value of awarded scholarships, 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. We are grateful. 

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!


We are excited to announce our 10,000 Beds Breakfast of Heroes events. These 1 ½ hour complimentary events will include a delicious breakfast & dynamic program. CEDAR CITY (UT) WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THIS INAUGURAL EVENT IN SOUTHERN UTAH! 

At all events: Tickets are limited and registration is required. No walk in guests or exhibitors will be allowed.

The 10,000 Beds Breakfast of Heroes 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.

Guests will hear experts speak on our local challenges and resources and have opportunities to ask questions. They will also hear inspiring success stories.

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.

For additional information, please contact 10,000 Beds CEO Jean Krisle at jean@10000beds.org.



SPRING/SUMMER 2023, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 9AM (watch for updated information)


Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7:30 – 9AM, 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. A virtual event was held late in the year, but I think we can all agree there’s nothing like a live 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 7:15 AM. REGISTER HERE!

PENSACOLA (FL) & DELRAY (FL) (yes, two events in Florida!)

Early 2023, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 9AM (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? We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on a day and in a place to be announced soon.


SPRING 2023, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 9AM (watch for updated information)

Clearing the Mind to allow positive thoughts and change is not always easy, but a cool ocean breeze, Rodeo Drive, and palm trees certainly cannot hurt. We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on a day and in a place to be announced soon.


SPRING/SUMMER 2023, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 9AM (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. We look forward to gathering in person at 7:30 AM on a day and in a place to be announced soon.


DECEMBER 2022 OR SPRING 2023, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 9AM (watch for updated information)


SPRING/SUMMER 2023, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 9AM (watch for updated information)


SPRING/SUMMER 2023, Exact Date & Location TBA 7:30 – 9AM (watch for updated information)


Registration is required via Eventbrite.

Day of Event: Check In opens at 7:15 AM. Event begins at 7:30 AM sharp.

Signage in the hotel will direct you to our exact event location.

Funds raised will support our 10,000 Beds Programs to benefit individuals and families battling substance use and mental health challenges.



The 10,000 Beds Breakfast of Heroes is a 10,000 Bed’s signature fundraising event, so although the event is complimentary, donations are always encouraged! Doors will open at 7:15 AM.

If you plan to attend, you will need to register to reserve a seat.

FUNDS RAISED AT THESE EVENTS: Funds raised will support our 10,000 Beds Programs to benefit individuals and families battling substance use and mental health challenges.

REGISTER TO ATTEND: You can register to attend an event on Eventbrite- unique registration pages are listed above with each location.  As of 10/06/22 only Scottsdale is open for registration.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available for each event or all events. For more information, please contact me at jean@10000beds.org and I will be happy to send you the information you need.

These events will be fun, fast-moving, informative, inspirational, AND motivational. If you are interested in having a 10,000 Beds Breakfast of Heroes 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.

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