Kerry Ford wrote -
A Place Of Our Own, Inc. (APOOI) is now a registered non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code. This means that any contributions made to further our mission are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Our mission: Alcohol and drug addiction is a continuing concern for many individuals in the United States. For the chemically dependent person, recovery can be lengthy, tedious, and often prohibitively expensive. Americans spend $700 million annually on overcoming problems caused by addiction to tobacco, drugs, and liquor in our society, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Though programs and treatment centers are often available in many communities, the cost of participation can be outside the reach of these individuals. APOOI has been organized to provide education and awareness programs to individuals recovering from addictions in the state of New York. More specifically it will offer a variety of workshops and support on topics such as, but not limited to, improving one's physical and mental health, communication and relationships, and job training. Through these sessions, the organization will assist those with dependency issues who are regaining control of their personal and professional lives to break the cycle of addiction, thus improving their quality of life.
In addition, APOOI will provide an affordable location for local 12-step fellowships to hold meetings, which is becoming increasingly challenging to find in New York City for such organizations.
We are entering phase II and we need your help to build a website, as well as to begin the branding process. We need to raise approximately $15,000 in order to create an attractive, professional website and a logo that will attract potential funders and community collaborators.
If you would like further information about our organization or our next phase, don’t hesitate to reach out. Please give what you can to help us reach our goal – no amount is too big or too small. We are also looking for individuals who may have skills and expertise to offer to a budding nonprofit organization.