For Immediate Release
June 21, 2018
Contact: Elizabeth Means, Director
A Way Out Receives Grant from the Daniels Fund to
Support Addiction Recovery and Engagement
Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin Counties in Colorado – A Way Out announced today that it has received a $75,000 Daniels Fund Grant to support its Recovery Engagement Program.
A Way Out is an organization dedicated to supporting people in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties who are in need of drug and alcohol treatment with access to comprehensive treatment to overcome a substance use disorder, regardless of a lack of resources. The yearlong, step-down program, helps people get back on their feet with ongoing support to engage in new healthy behaviors that support their lifelong well-being.
“The grant from the Daniels Fund will enable our program to better serve people in a yearlong recovery engagement program that will help increase employment, housing, self-sufficiency and community involvement, states Executive Director, Elizabeth Means.
An A Way Out client responded,
The drugs I had been addicted to over the years cost me jobs, relationships, housing, and countless life-changing opportunities. Not to mention, it led to a severe downward spiral in my mental health. I am pleased to hear about this grant, because after working with A Way Out’s team and alumni, my life changed for the better. I am sober, employable, reliable and feel good about helping others. Others deserve this opportunity as well.
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative.
For more information about A Way Out, visit: www.awayout.org