Earlier this week, my dad passed away from alcoholism. As part of my New Years resolution to donate to a different organization every month, and as a way to celebrate his life, I'm looking for donations to Fairbanks Hospital, an addictions recovery center in Indianapolis, IN. My dad had a lot of ties to Fairbanks, both personal and professional, and I know they would put the money to good use.
In his prime, my dad was a passionate addictions counselor with an overwhelmingly high success rate with teens and adolescents. But unfortunately, social workers are underpaid and overworked, and the cost of treatment is a high one that not everyone can afford. I'm hopeful that with a financial donation, Fairbanks will be able to acquire more resources and help more people who need it.