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Our Community Foundation Awards Grant for New Daviess County Recovery Program

Friday, July 22, 2022

Our Community Foundation has awarded a grant to Real Recovery, Inc. for the development of a new program to help those recovering from addictions and traumas called Recovery Café Daviess County.

The grant will be used to support franchising and start-up costs for the program.

“Recovery Café Daviess County is being modeled after a very successful Recovery Café program in Indianapolis,” says James Hay with Real Recovery. “Recovery Café is a way to help all those who are recovering from addictions or trauma to maintain their journey toward recovery.” Hay said Central Christian Church has provided a location for the Café as well as other services provided by Real Recovery.

According to the Recovery Café Indy website, the model provides, “support to all people on their unique journeys. Whether you are new to recovery, moving through a difficult transition, returning to recovery, experiencing mental health challenges, trauma, and homelessness, or now wanting to give back in service to others – we welcome you to join us in recovering your true, authentic self!”

The grant was awarded through the Foundation's mini grant program, made possible because of donor gifts to discretionary funds. For more information about the mini grant program or Our Community Foundation, call (812) 698-5413 or visit the Foundation’s website at www.localforever.org. To make an online gift to support the Foundation’s grant programs, visit https://ourcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate.

For more information about Real Recovery, Inc. or Recovery Cafe Daviess County, email real.recovery501@gmail.com.

About Our Community Foundation

Through the financial resources of a broad base of donors, Our Community Foundation’s mission is to meet the changing needs of Daviess County by fostering a culture of local philanthropy. The Foundation offers individuals, families, and organizations a way to give back to the community by allowing them to establish named funds that forever support charitable organizations, programs, and projects. One type of fund that donors may establish is an unrestricted fund. That fund supports discretionary grantmaking, like the Foundation’s Mini Grant Program, and provides flexibility for the Foundation to address bold ideas, emerging needs, and innovative programs. Our Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program is directed by a local board and members are Joe Singleton, President; Kirsten Emmons, Vice President; Paula Jones, Secretary; Alex Knepp, Treasurer; Scott Arthur; Chance Berry; Jodi Berry; Merle Callahan; Shannon Dalton; David Frette; Carolyn Jones; Cindy Mason; Linda Myers; Steve Peterson; Dee Ryan; Travis Schaffer; Peg Stephens; and Joe Wellman.

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