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- Stout Street Foundation's mission is to provide a supportive, therapeutic community for addicts and alcoholics, to help them help themselves so they may return to society as recovering, productive, and responsible citizens.
At Stout Street Foundation (SSF) our prevailing goal is to provide a safe environment that allows addicts the time and the tools necessary to modify their behaviors, learn about their addictions, gain coping skills, and address key issues that have stymied long-term sobriety for them in the past. In a broader sense, our over-arching goal is to rescue and restore as many lives as possible from addiction in a manner that is sustainable...and to do it well.
The greatest need that Stout Street Foundation currently has funding opportunities for are as follows:
-Residential treatment for individuals suffering from substance abuse as their primary diagnosis and a medical diagnosis as the secondary.
-Life and vocational skills training for recovering individuals.
-Educational Material and Testing Fees (GED services)
-Aftercare facility for the graduates (Sober Living Community)
Executive Director Statement
Stout Street Foundation is Colorado's leading nonprofit Therapeutic Community. For 39 years our program has been working in the community to help individuals recover from substance abuse. Our unique approach is highly regarded as a program that addresses the barriers that keep individuals from becoming responsible productive individuals. By identifying each individual's needs as a whole , Stout Street Foundation continues to treat those who have experience homelessness, unemployment and estrangement from their family as a result of substance abuse.
Partnering with those who believe in our mission gives us the resources to continue providing our services to those who turn to us for hope.
Board Chair/President Statement
At SSF we pride ourselves on the ability to evolve and adapt with an ever changing therapeutic environment. We are one of the few remaining long term treatment facilities that provides services to the residents of Colorado without cost to the clients. In order to do this we rely primarily on the funds raised by our residents working outside jobs. We believe that it is an important part of treatment and recovery to be gainfully employed. Many of the outside work positions they hold while in the program they assume as their own jobs upon completion of the program. It is our way of helping with their reintegration to the community as healthy, hard working responsible members of society.
As you can probably imagine the funds generated by the residents alone cannot entirely support a 140+ bed facility and the staff necessary to provide the treatment services. In order to meet all of our residents needs we rely very heavily on generous in-kind donations from our community, funding from donors and foundations as well as monies raised from our annual fundraising events.
With your continued support we will be able to provide services to an increasing number of clients. The length of our program is one of our best assets. We have learned that it takes months for the effects of long term substance abuse to make one amenable to treatment. The statistics for shorter term programs for long term addicts are not impressive. The longer one stays in treatment the more likely they are to succeed, thus the length of our program. There many adjunctive therapies we would like to implement and will as funds become available.
We wish to thank the refering agencies and the philanthropic community for all of their support and we look forward to serving more and more Coloradoans as funds permit.
Stout Street Foundation (SSF) had its humble beginnings in 1974 in a small house on Stout Street in Denver, Colorado. Founded by Bradley Lucero Jr., a recovering addict himself, over the years the Foundation has grown exponentially from a handful of the hopeful sharing a house, to more than 100 residents at any given time living in a self-contained, campus-style facility in Commerce City, Colorado. Mr. Lucero has since passed away, but his legacy lives on through SSF.