"So many people here to help other people. It's amazing to know I can be of service one day." ~Mary
Funded by our Bridge program and your donations, qualified recipients are all smiles as they receive their move-in housing assistance awards for deposit and first two weeks rent into their sober living homes.
Recovery Continues Here
Studies have proven that individuals who transition into a sober living environment after rehab
dramatically increase their likelihood of remaining clean & sober for good!
Alcohol or drug addiction treatment followed by programs offered by
Pay It Forward - Clean & Sober Living helps men and women whose lives have been destroyed by their alcohol or drug addiction and improves their chances of staying clean & sober than with drug rehab programs alone. We offer sober living assistance and programs to help them rebuild their lives after they complete drug and alcohol rehab.
Chances are, you know someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol and how their disease affects not only themselves, but everyone around them – their families, their children, their workplace and the community as a whole.
Drug and alcohol addiction is a widespread epidemic in the San Antonio area. The disease of addiction knows no socioeconomic boundaries. Any type of individual can fall to addiction. It is a contributing factor to nearly every problem area of our community's quality of life, including domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, poverty, homelessness, hunger, lack of health care, unemployment, crime, DUI and more.
Drug rehab alone is not enough to aid in the long term recovery of those suffering with addiction. After treatment, they still are faced with returning to the same people, places and things that influenced them during their addiction, potentially back to the streets, due to little to no family or social support, no job, no money, insurmountable stress and weak coping skills that lead many back to relapse and continued homelessness, unemployment, poverty and crime.
The problem that we address is that after detox or rehab, they are very likely to return to the streets and substance abuse, due to having nowhere safe to go, having little to no family or social support, no job, insurmountable stress and weak coping skills that lead many back to relapse. Without a supportive environment in which to practice the tools they learned in treatment, this cycle continues again and again with repeated attempts at treatment. We aid in relapse prevention by offering supportive long term sober living environments.
Treatment alone is just not enough.