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10,000 Beds, Inc

With our partners, we provide addiction treatment scholarships to those who want and need help but are without resources

What is 10,000 Beds, Inc.?

10,000 Beds, Inc. (Ten Thousand Beds, Inc.) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization.

With our partners, we provide addiction treatment scholarships to those who want and need help but are without resources. Our application process includes 25+ questions that must be answered by the applicant, a 3-tiered review and assessment, consideration of unique needs to identify the appropriate program, and coordination with the selected treatment center to make certain they have a scholarship bed available and allow for their own clinical assessment prior to admission.

What does 10,000 Beds do?

Our mission is to protect an addict’s right to treatment and, with the support of our partners, provide scholarship treatment to those without resources seeking help for addiction.

Our goal is to identify and award 10,000 scholarship treatment beds by 2020. We will do this by partnering with quality treatment centers throughout the nation who sponsor one or more treatment beds each year. We currently have more than 100 partners nationwide.

 

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How do I apply for a 10,000 Beds scholarship?

There is only one way to apply for a 10,000 Beds scholarship application. Please visit the applicant page on this website and follow the instructions. Your application must be complete and honest.

Three sets of eyes will review your application, our founder, our volunteer coordinator, and a member of our board of directors. Once this process is complete, we will reach out to let you know the status of your application and either move forward with reaching out to one of our treatment program partners, or offer you more appropriate options for your situation.

Why 10,000 Beds, Inc.?

The idea for 10,000 Beds was conceived in late 2014. The idea was the result of conversations with many needing help who had no resources and site visits to treatment centers with empty beds. Our unique model of contacting treatment programs directly for the donation of scholarship beds was created as an effective and credible option to raising millions of dollars. It is applauded throughout the addiction industry.

What does 10,000 Beds do?

Our mission is to protect an addict’s right to treatment and, with the support of our partners, provide scholarship treatment to those without resources seeking help for addiction.

Our goal is to identify and award 10,000 scholarship treatment beds by 2020. We will do this by partnering with quality treatment centers throughout the nation who sponsor one or more treatment beds each year. We currently have more than 100 partners nationwide.

How does a treatment center participate as a 10,000 Beds partner?

It’s easy. We ask our partners to commit to providing a scholarship for at least one bed per year (we consider “one bed” to be a standard program of treatment offered by the awarding treatment center, with a minimum requirement of 30 days. Many of our partners have generously offered more than one bed per year.

Is 10,000 Beds, Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit?

Yes! 10,000 Beds, Inc. is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to providing scholarship beds to qualifying individuals who are seeking help for addiction.

Granted our nonprofit 501c3 status in April 2015, 10,000 Beds, Inc. awarded more than a million dollars ($1,000,000) in treatment scholarships in 2017, our first full year of operation. 10,000 Beds does not place insured or cash pay clients, we work only with those without resources.

THE GRAY MILE. A MOM’S JOURNEY.

By Jean Krisle

I loved the movie The Green Mile. It wrenched my heart, but I still loved it.
The same cannot be said for a recent experience that I will ever remember as The Gray Mile: a long, empty, silent, seems-like-it-goes-forever, gray-painted, gray-floored, gray-door-lined hall leading to the visitation room in a county jail.
The Gray Mile may not have been designed to instill hopelessness and trepidation, but it certainly felt like it was. The Gray Mile was the longest, loneliest, most hope-sucking, unanticipated walk of my life.
Life is too short to waste our time in gray miles of addicted, altered, hopeless, fog-like states of being, and it’s certainly too short to wander down gray miles of misery and failure.
Life is to be lived, and celebrated; it’s about opportunity and hope and looking forward to something better. Life should be experienced with fresh air, and joy, and love, and bright, vibrant color, and excitement, and learning, and growth!
Nothing can grow in The Gray Mile. Take my word for it. Nothing.
My advice is to avoid The Gray Mile at all costs…unless, of course, a loved one sits at the end of it. In bright orange. Behind glass. That loved one is worth every miserable step.
For him, I would walk down That Damn Gray Mile as often as it would help him break through the gray of his day-to-day existence. And every time I walked it,
I would encourage him to try and look past the gray bars, to think beyond the gray haze, to leave The Gray Mile behind for good, to step out of the grayness and get the help he needs.
I would walk The Gray Mile as often as needed to encourage him to find his center again, to banish his addiction, to rebuild his self-confidence, to refocus his thoughts, to remember that he is a child of God, and that he is my son, whom I love unconditionally.
And I would walk The Gray Mile to tell him that I haven’t lost hope, that I haven’t lost faith in him. I would tell him that I still believe, I still remember, and that I will never give up.
I would walk The Gray Mile to make sure he never forgets that I am here, hoping for the day when he is ready to be clean and sober and happy again.
I hate The Gray Mile. It wrenches my heart. But I would walk it every day just to tell him that I love him.
People ask me why I do what I do. This is why.

Jean Krisle, Founder & CEO

IMG_0596The founder & CEO of 10.000 Beds, Inc. & Strategically Square LLC, Jean speaks internationally on the invincible power of optimism and ethics in leadership, life and business. Jean is also a member of the prestigious National Speaker’s Association and speaks nationally to inspire optimism and success at all levels. The 501c3 nonprofit organization Ten Thousand Beds, Inc. was born out of an awareness of empty beds in treatment centers throughout the United States, while at the same time people without resources wanting and needing addiction treatment. Jean knew this was an equation that needed to be solved. The unique model of partnering with treatment centers has resulted in more than $1,000,000 in expected 2016 scholarship awards.