The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Metro Baltimore chapter is the local chapter of the national organization that empowers individuals with mental illness, their families, and communities through support, resources, education, community outreach, and advocacy. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The Nikki Perlow Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers aid to young adults and their families struggling with drug addiction and recovery. Our goal is to provide financial, logistical, and emotional support throughout their journey. The foundation accepts donations and creates events and fundraisers that then allows financial aid to those individuals who can’t afford treatment on their own.
The mission of the Brendan James Huber Foundation is to provide support to those who are ready to be helped in their battle against addiction. The foundation was created in memory of Brendan after his tragic death on May 19, 2012. Brendan’s life was taken by heroin and now the foundation honors his memory and love of basketball by raising money in order to help those also suffering from addiction.
The Maryland Chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence is a statewide organization that works to influence public and private policies on addiction, treatment and recovery; reduce the stigma associated with the disease; and improve the understanding of addictions and the recovery process. NCADD-MD educates the public and professional communities through outreach and training, and by serving as a resource for anyone seeking information on alcohol and drug addictions. NCADD-MD sponsors a Families for Recovery group and a Recovery Leadership Program, providing opportunities for individuals to have their voices heard as it relates to addiction treatment, funding, housing, health care reform, and other recovery support services
Don Sloane provides the leadership for our compassionate interventions and recovery care services. With over 29 years in the recovery field, Don has facilitated hundreds of interventions and helped scores of families experience the relief that an intentional and thorough recovery process can create. Don and his team provide hope and inspire sustainable recovery. Along with intervention and on-going recovery services, Don runs a high-end sober living facility (the Bethesda House), located in Bethesda, MD that is a residential facility designed for adult men who want to affirm their recovery through on-going care after in-patient treatment.
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) was launched to support police departments around the nation as they work to help those suffering from the disease of addiction. The United States faces a nationwide heroin and opioid epidemic, with more people now dying from overdoses than from car accidents in this country.
Rather than arrest our way out of the problem of drug addiction, P.A.A.R.I. committed police departments look at addiction as a public health issue and are committed to getting those suffering from addiction the help and treatment they need. P.A.A.R.I. was created by Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello and John Rosenthal to bridge the gap between police departments and those struggling with the disease of addiction.
The Next Step Card is one of the first prepaid MasterCards designed to support the addiction recovery process. The card is a tool where a family or loved one can support a person in recovery by putting money on this prepaid debit card while monitoring their purchases and helping them achieve financial responsibility and independence. The card also has built-in safety features that prohibit its use in places like bars. It also does not allow for the purchase of beer or liquor and is not able to be used to withdraw cash, making it more difficult for the card owner to use it in acquiring drugs or alcohol.