A Message From the Executive Director
I want to thank you for your consideration in giving to Alina Lodge. As you may be aware, we are a nonprofit organization, that relies on the generosity of donors to meet our budget every year, part of which is to substantially offer financial aid to our families that are in need. We could not do this without the kindness of friends, families, alumni and foundations that support us with contributions and grants. The need does not stop there. Premier counseling programs, student safety, and the maintenance of our buildings and grounds are other pertinent areas that require annual funding.
Alina Lodge saves individual lives and families, but the cost can be challenging for many families despite the reality that we have one of the lowest daily rates for treatment in the country. When families have been significantly impacted by the cost of treatment, we do our very best to provide financial aid, thereby ensuring that the cost of treatment does not prohibit the completion of treatment. In 2020, 33% of individuals admitted to our programs received this necessary financial assistance and were able to complete their treatment. We will continue this tradition in 2021 and beyond. It is our highest fundraising priority.
The work that we ask our students and families to engage in at Alina Lodge and Haley House is difficult. It takes courage, persistence, commitment, vulnerability, and trust to change. We have a long-standing history of success that I am proud of. In a time where so many other treatment centers promote ideas of getting sober quick and easy, we know that change takes time and hard work. This past year we commissioned OMNI, a nonprofit research organization to design and conduct an independent study to examine Alina Lodge’s success. I want to share some of that data with you. As you can see our numbers are very favorable. Here are just a few of the highlights from OMNI’s research study:
- 89% of Alina Lodge participants reported no substance use in the past month.
- 76% of Alina Lodge participants reported no substance use since leaving treatment with the majority (65%) of these alumni having left over 5 years ago.
- 176 participants responded to the open-ended question: “What did you find the most helpful to you in your recovery at Alina Lodge?” Themes from participants’ responses included the following:
- Time and Separation from Life
- Alina Staff and Treatment Program
- Reflection and Healing
- Accountability, Routines and Structure
- Peers, Friendship and Community
William P. Robbins, LCSW
As a 501(c)3, we operate solely as a nonprofit organization and your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.