Organizations We Support
A crucial component of Avenues’ mission is our commitment to working in tandem with a variety of meaningful substance abuse recovery communities and organizations in New York City, furthering our collective goals of offering safe, supportive, comfortable, support to those who are struggling in their substance use disorder. Whether it’s sending our clients to enriching sober community events and programs for young adults or employing advanced technology and tools to further the safety of our clients, we prioritize providing a holistic approach with comprehensive support services for their wellbeing.
Avenues has had the joy and privilege of working with each organization below in various capacities over time, building sustainable relationships that we are proud of and work to strengthen in innovative ways.
Each one has played a powerful role in helping the Avenues team and our clients as we guide clients towards optimal health and wellness in a tailored program and manner of living that includes a balanced offering of the arts, sports activities, fitness events, and tools for life skills.
Avenues is a certified provider of SoberLink, a cutting-edge cloud-based breathalyzer that uses facial recognition technology with each breath test, calculating results in real time. This provides accountability and ensures sober safety for our clients, no matter where they are.
Avenues uses OneStep software around the clock to manage and power operations within the sober living in a clean, streamlined, and efficient manner. The mobile app allows residents to chart recovery progress by tracking sober days, meeting attendance, and appointments.
Some clients require additional assistance when it comes to purchases for discretionary spending. A TrueLink prepaid Visa card has spending restrictions and controls that allow them to spend safely in a way that reinforces sobriety without the risks of cash.
Avenues is an enthused supporter of BIGVISION: a fun sober community of young adults (18-35) that organizes free, safe, and exciting events for recovering individuals. Avenues clients are wonderfully familiar with BigVision and regularly participate in events throughout the year.
Avenues proudly supports the national nonprofit Shatterproof, which works to reverse the addiction crisis in the US through community-building and policy change. We’re honored to regularly participate in Shatterproof’s Annual 5K race and aid with fundraising for this important cause.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Avenues is honored to work in tandem with Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to donate leftover food from our kitchen to homeless shelters to eliminate food waste. Avenues believes in a life of service and giving back in whatever ways it can.
REEL Recovery Film Festival
Avenues happily supports REEL Recovery Film Festival, a national film festival co-founded by Leonard Buschel and Robert Downey Sr. that highlights movies covering all aspects of addiction, recovery, and mental health issues. The festival showcases first-time filmmakers to industry pros.
Avenues proudly donates to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the country’s leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations that assists individuals of all ages and backgrounds with life-saving medications, healthcare, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance.
We encourage you to spend some learning about these organizations, the incredible work that they do and how they may be of benefit to you or a loved one who is struggling. We believe in the importance of building and sustaining recovery communities; it’s essential that we prop each other up and acknowledge all the help and inspiration we’ve drawn from these organizations who, like us, are committed to helping not only those actively struggling, but looking to maintain their well-being.