How We Started

Our story started when a couple went out to dinner. . .  They struck up a conversation with an energetic young woman who was working and attending a local community college.  She was also actively pursuing her recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.  Finances were a huge concern for her -- the scholarships she’d received plus her earnings were not enough to meet her financial needs. The couple heard her story and decided to help. Later, a small group of friends joined in with additional donations. With continuing help, the young woman was able to live independently and graduate from a local university with a 4.0 average. This experience emphasized the very real need for similar financial support in our recovery community and led to the formation of the not-for-profit organization "The Next Step".