A F A R “A Future After Rehab” AFAR is a 501-c3 non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting people who have become addicted to drugs (particularly) heroin and alcohol, have been to and completed a rehab and are intent on pursuing a productive life. Our goal is developing a s... Read More
A F A R “A Future After Rehab”
AFAR is a 501-c3 non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting people who have become addicted to drugs (particularly) heroin and alcohol, have been to and completed a rehab and are intent on pursuing a productive life. Our goal is developing a system of residence houses and employment connections that allow for people recovering from substance abuse to continue a program of hope after they have been released from a rehab facility.
AFAR was created to lease and utilize recovery houses to assist people with substance abuse issues to continue recovery with the hope to re-enter society as a productive individual again. AFAR will be available to those people that have successfully completed a substance abuse rehab and are interested in continuing their recovery but do not have a safe and affordable residence to return to.
The current process sends most folks back out on the streets after rehab or to a short-term recovery house. These short-term recovery houses are for the most part not free or even affordable to many who do not have employment and/or the resources required to spend the time necessary to achieve any continued recovery. Without real support or a safe place to live and without assistance in obtaining employment, most individuals feel a high degree of stress and anxiety about their future. Unfortunately, this very often leads back to abuse and the individual is back out on the street and headed back into continued substance abuse; ultimately leading to prison or death by overdose.
Halfway houses are charging approximately $200 for an intake fee and a weekly fee of $ 150 per tenant to reside in the house. The owners of these facilities are making a considerable amount of money as most of the houses have between 10 and 18 residents all sharing rooms with 3 and 4 people in a room. The AFAR program provides for a weekly fee of $80, with a maximum of 6 people per house!
AFAR housing is for as long as the individual wants it, and is in compliance with a program of recovery. Our intent is not only to make safe and affordable housing available but also assist in obtaining employment opportunities for the residents. With a work regimen, as well as employment opportunity and the
determination to remain sober, the potential for continued recovery is a real possibility. This can promote a feeling of respect for life and their future as well as promoting a continued desire to maintain sobriety.
AFAR is a volunteer organization created by parents, siblings, husbands, wives and loved ones of addicted people. AFAR, with a competent group of directors who serve with no compensation and only the strongest commitment to provide help in dealing with this crisis of substance abuse is determined to make a difference.
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People in Recovery from Substance abuse
Robert Johnston is a retired non profit executive with over 30 years experience. He has spent many years in managing social service entities and has a strong commitment to helping people to achieve recovery in a safe and affordable residence.
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