Read below to find out who we are, what we do, and how you can help.
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Who are we?
We are a diverse community of musicians, people recovering from addiction, and their allies working together to provide supportive, inspiring, and empowering opportunities for continued recovery, personal growth, and expression through music.
What are we doing?
Our mission is to share the healing power of music and community with people recovering from addiction. We are working towards a vision of a healthy world where recovering people are transformed through hope, creative expression, and realized self worth.
How are we doing this?
We are working to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to heal through music and community by:
- Collecting and repairing instrument donations and getting them into the hands of people recovering from addiction, rehab centers, and other related facilities.
- Establishing and maintaining safe spaces for recovering musicians by hosting open mics and concerts in alcohol and drug-free environments.
- Connecting recovering musicians to foster the growth of a support community.
- Sharing people’s stories to promote empathy, forgiveness, and hope.
Where are we doing this?
As a startup non-profit we are focusing our efforts locally in Lancaster, PA. We have plans to expand to other areas in order to bring this work to any place where it is needed.
Why are we doing this?
Expressing oneself is difficulty, especially when the thoughts and feelings experience by someone are negative. The substances of addiction offered a harmful escape from those thoughts and feelings, but music offers a way to move through them. Through listening and playing, we are present in the moment.
Music is a universal language that has the ability to transcend barriers and unify people from all different walks of life, all races, all backgrounds, and all struggles. When we come together, we are led by the example of somebody who has come before us, somebody who is now living a productive life free from addiction. The group is stronger than the individual. Through being involved in a community of people listening and playing, we are encouraged and uplifted and can in turn uplift and empower each other.
Through being active in a community of people who are recovering from addiction, we are empowered in our recovery. We belong.