Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy to Sponsor 10,000 Beds Treatment Scholarship Program
The Addictions Coach and founder of The Addictions Academy, Dr. Cali Estes, confirmed they are providing support for the acclaimed 10,000 Beds treatment scholarship program. 10,000 Beds partners with extraordinary treatment programs throughout the United States to provide addiction treatment scholarships to addicts with no resources, successfully helping people get into rehab and allowing them the opportunity to turn their lives around.
10,000 Beds founder, Jean Krisle states, “In 2016, we awarded $1,000,000 in addiction treatment scholarships. In 2017, we have awarded more than $2,500,000 in scholarships. And our goal for 2018 is $5,000,000!”
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Estes as a sponsor. She can see our vision and has been a great support for some time.”
Explaining the need for an increase in scholarship programs such as the 10,000 Beds program, Estes noted, “Jean’s mission is totally in sync with mine. Get those who need help…help. Anyone, anywhere can get caught in addiction and often faces a tough battle, especially if they lack money and other resources.”
The 10,000 Beds mission from the start has been recovery.
Their website states, “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.”
Nearly 150 people are succumbing to overdose every day in the United States right now. The “epidemic” is real and the 10,000 Beds unique model of partnering with treatment programs directly for the donation of scholarship beds is recognized as innovative and effective, and applauded throughout the behavioral health industry and beyond.
The idea for 10,000 Beds was conceived in the fall of 2014. The idea was the result of Jean’s conversations with many persons needing help for addiction who had no resources, followed by site visits to treatment centers with empty beds. She knew this was an equation needing a solution and she immediately set out to solve it.
“Applicants apply online through this website. Our online application process includes 30+ questions, a comprehensive review and assessment, consideration of unique needs to identify the appropriate program, and coordination with the selected treatment center to make certain a scholarship bed is available and to allow for their own clinical assessment prior to admission,” Jean explained.
With the costs of treatment dissuading many who would otherwise seek help, the 10,000 Beds program can be a savior.
To increase awareness, Jean and her husband travel throughout the country towing a large RV wrapped with the 10,000 Beds logo and information. They are #OnTheRoad4Recovery and are currently scheduling their tour for 2018.