News & Events at Alina Lodge
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, guest 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 2022 and beyond. It is our highest fundraising priority.
The work that we ask our guests 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.
At Alina Lodge, our primary goal is to provide long-term addiction treatment that you can trust. The outstanding and compassionate Alina Lodge staff is proud to give people the tools they need to maintain long-lasting recovery. We specifically design a treatment plan for each client, depending on their needs.
Our addiction treatment therapies include:
- Family therapy program
- Mindfulness-based relapse prevention therapy program
- Grief therapy program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program
- Anger management therapy program
- Group therapy program
But, our mission doesn’t end there. One of Alina Lodge’s pillar beliefs is our philanthropic efforts in our community. Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of time and money to good causes.
Alina Lodge hosts events throughout the year that are focused on giving back. Learn more about how we are giving back to the community by calling our team at 800.575.6343.
GIVE BY MAIL
Mail a check payable to Alina Lodge, attention Development Office, PO Box G, Blairstown, NJ 07825
ENGRAVE A BRICK
For gifts of $250 or more, we offer donors the opportunity to engrave a brick for the “Pathway of Hope” leading to the Geraldine O. Delaney Meditation Center. These bricks can be engraved with a message honoring a counselor, a loved one, a memorial, or your name and sobriety date. Email email@example.com/alina to order your engraved brick.
GIVE THE LEGACY
We have been honored over the years to receive ultimate gifts or bequests from alumni and friends of the Lodge that are passed to us through their estates—through the will or a charitable trust. Please consider including Alina Lodge in your will. Click on the Legacy Society link to learn more. General bequest language follows:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to The Little Hill Foundation, Blairstown, New Jersey, the sum of $_____________ for the benefit of Alina Lodge and its general purposes.”
In lieu of cash, some individuals prefer to turn over an unneeded life insurance policy to their charity, or they purchase a new one for charitable purposes.
NAATP Announces New Board Members
The National Association is pleased to welcome Jennifer Carvalho, Joseph Lee, William Robbins, and Christina Simos to its National Board of Directors. These four executives were identified for board service based on their demonstrated records of leadership in the addiction treatment field. They were then elected to the board by the NAATP membership at large. NAATP CEO Marvin Ventrell stated that he is “proud and honored to welcome these exceptionally talented leaders to an already stellar board of directors. As our country’s addiction crisis worsens, we need experienced, dedicated, intelligent, and ethical visionaries at the table. Each of these individuals embodies those qualities.” NAATP Board Chair Robert Ferguson added that he “is humbled to be joined on the NAATP board with such exemplary colleagues.”
Malinda Mattar Memorial Golf Tournament
On August 27, 2018, Malinda Mattar lost her battle with drugs. She had a kind heart and positively impacted the lives of countless others. Her troubles began at age sixteen with prescription painkillers, and for nine years, she fought hard for her life, attending a number of rehabilitation treatment centers along the way. While she was able to experience periods of sobriety, she ultimately lost her fight.
To help with their grief, Malinda’s family decided that giving back to the community would be the best way to honor Malinda’s memory. As a result, her family founded the annual Malinda Matter Memorial Golf Tournament, which benefits the Little Hill Foundation and Alina Lodge. The event is held at the Panther Valley Golf and Country Club in Allamuchy, New Jersey, one of the premier golf courses in the area. Donations collected from this event continue to support Alina Lodge’s efforts to provide addiction treatment to as many people as possible.
Alina Lodge Gratitude Picnic
The Alina Lodge Gratitude Picnic is an event that celebrates those in recovery and brings attention to Alina Lodge’s message of hope for those struggling with addiction. This event is one of the most important events on our calendar every year. Also, the Alina Lodge Gratitude Picnic is a way of giving back to the people who have the courage to fight their addictions.
By providing an estate gift to Alina Lodge, your confidence in our mission and vision resonates with those who will be directly impacted by your financial support and investment. To learn more about legacy giving how including Alina Lodge in your estate planning can provide life-saving recovery to those in need, contact us.
The pathway of Hope at Alina Lodge is a tribute to all those traveling on the road to recovery. By adding a brick, you affirm your own journey, honor those you love, and encourage all our residents, guests, and visitors.
For a donation of $250, you can leave a lasting testament. These bricks can be inscribed with a message honoring a counselor, a loved one, a memorial, or your name and sobriety date. Whatever option you choose, you will be making a difference in a life of another. All donations support the live-saving mission of Alina Lodge.
Learn more About Alina Lodge's Philanthropic Efforts
The Alina Lodge team’s mission is to help people enjoy their lives without drugs or alcohol. But, our efforts to help the community don’t end there.
We feel that giving back to people who need help is our responsibility. Find out more about our philanthropic work or how you can participate in our events that help a good cause. Reach out to the Alina Lodge team today by calling 800.575.6343 or visiting us online for more information.