Face It Together nonprofit awarded $500,000 grant

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Face It Together has received a $500,000 grant from the Stand Together Foundation to help the nonprofit expand its reach in Denver and help more people fighting addiction.

The foundation supports social entrepreneur-led nonprofits that deliver personal transformation and remove barriers for individuals in poverty, including addiction and mental health issues, according to a news release.

Face It Together helps break the cycle of poverty by equipping individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders with access to effective care.

The organization is part of the foundation’s Catalyst Network, a growing group of nonprofits.

In the Denver metro area, approximately 260,000 people suffer from an alcohol or illicit drug addiction problem, and Colorado stands out nationally for heavy substance use, the news release said. It’s estimated that addiction-related issues cost the Denver area almost $884 million annually.

“We are excited to have Stand Together’s continued support in our efforts to build a community-wide solution for chronic disease-focused addiction support,” Face It Together President Jane Ingalls said in the release.

Headquartered in Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood, Face It Together provides evidence-based peer addiction management coaching to people impacted by addiction.

Face It Together’s approach is highly data-driven, with coaches tracking client progress through a digital health platform in more than 60 areas.

Their coaching is focused on helping people improve every aspect of their lives, not just the part that involves drinking or using.

Sessions are offered in person and remotely by secure video, email, text or phone through the Face It Together mobile app. Coaches work with clients to develop effective, science-based strategies for behavior change, learn practical skills to manage their chronic disease, address barriers to wellness and re-establish connections to family and community, the release said.

Face It Together’s data show that 91 percent of its clients with addiction show measurable steps toward wellness after 90 days of coaching, the release said.

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