The short version:
Families in Recovery is a small, all volunteer nonprofit organization located in Rochester, NY. Our mission is to provide opportunities for healing for children and adult children of alcoholics. The organization was founded by Scott Stamper and is governed by a small board of directors.
If you want to get in touch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-902-8282.
The long version:
Considerably less than four score and 7 years ago (more like in 2006, but who’s counting), I was looking to help support an organization that worked with children of alcoholics. I wanted an organization that focused on healing and on building knowledge. My search ended up short, and I realized if I wanted such an organization, I would have to build it.
My board and I have spent the intervening years trying one approach and another to build linkages with organizations in the Rochester community and to create physical classes, and we’ve met with varying success. We’ve held a number of successful classes, trainings and seminars. But something has been missing.
We were missing scale. I would post an ad for a HealingPath class, and a dozen people would call, a handful would show up, and others would be left out for scheduling or other reasons.
So, we took a step back and decided FIR would be a different kind of organization. Our first class, HealingPath, is currently being recorded for online viewing. We will be able to reach more people and will not charge any upfront fees (though hopefully people will donate and help us keep the lights on!) But we will make seeking help for children of alcoholics as smooth and seamless as possible.
I would love feedback. Email me and let me know your thoughts. And if you are interested in sharing your story of growing up in an alcoholic home, let me know! I am continuing our popular OneStory project from the old site, and I am always looking for content.
Scott Stamper, MPA