PEER Services has been providing community-based substance abuse prevention and treatment services in Chicago's northern suburbs for over 40 years. The agency is committed to reducing stigma around addiction and providing high-quality, affordable treatment and services to teenagers and adults in need. We never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay.
Step Up For Recovery is PEER Services' annual charity stair climb to raise awareness about addiction and raise funds for treatment scholarships for individuals struggling with addiction. For individuals in need of support, there are many barriers. Stigma and shame often lead people to suffer in silence, while lack of income or insurance leaves many feeling that accessing treatment is not an option. With 23.5 million people in the U.S. struggling with addiction, only 11% actually receive treatment. Your contribution will help us provide treatment to individuals who may otherwise be unable to afford it and demonstrates support and advocacy for those living in recovery.