“I am so appreciative and in awe of the work you have done for my family, I would like someone else less fortunate to have this experience. Can I make a donation to your organization?”
With that simple statement, a decision was made to launch the Cirque Lodge Foundation. The Foundation was formed to provide patient aid to those people who could never afford the opportunity to receive the kind of premium addiction treatment available in a facility like the Cirque Lodge. The Cirque Lodge Foundation has made it its mission to give this type of treatment experience when possible to the many deserving families who pine for their loved ones to get the very best in chemical dependency treatment. Over the years we have had a number of alumni, their families, and people in our community who have so generously given so that others may return to our society as happy, productive and free. We are so very grateful to these individuals who want to further the efforts of our facility and chemical dependency treatment in general.
The Cirque Lodge Foundation was created exactly for that purpose. It has provided an opportunity for those of us who have the means to give back in the fight against this devastating malady of alcohol and drug addiction. There are so many individuals in this world who are struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction that either receives no help or help in some substandard setting or program.
The Foundation has been able to provide scholarships for addiction treatment not only at the Cirque Lodge but to other settings that our Foundation believes meet not only our philosophical bend about recovery but our exacting alcohol and drug treatment standards. The people in our community who give to this most worthy cause achieve more than just returning the addict /alcoholic to society, they often times return entire families.
While there are many gratifying stories to relate about how your funds have done great work, one that always comes to mind is the story of a single mother whose kids had been removed from her household because of her neglect due to her drug and alcohol use. “Christy” through the Foundation was able to come to care at Cirque Lodge where she got the skills necessary to go out and not only stay sober but to be the kind of parent, daughter, and sister that she desperately wanted to be.
While it did not happen overnight, today she is the head of her household, her children are thriving in their school settings and when another member in her family of origin was in crisis, it was her they called for counsel. Not only did your donations give Christy the opportunity to lead a life of being happy, joyous, and free but her effect on the people around her as a positive role model is almost impossible to calculate.