Crush the Stigmas of Addiction, Hunger and Homelessness

Do you ever feel helpless because you don’t know how to get involved? Volunteering feels daunting with forms to complete and schedules to negotiate, right? You want to help, but you already feel stuck before you get started.

Become a Stigma Fighter

Here are five easy ways to get involved with Stigma’s work here in Denver serving our neighbors in recovery, or those experiencing hunger and homelessness.

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Our Neighborlies are our emergency relief food bags we distribute to our hungry and homeless neighbors. We need Stigma Fighters to help us assemble and distribute our neighborlies. It is easy, and you can help on your schedule. To learn more about our Neighborlies, click here.

Fooding Cabinets

Wouldn’t it be great if there were little free public libraries, but for food? There are, and we call them Fooding Cabinets. We are looking for Stigma Fighters to help us deploy and curate these emergency relief Fooding Cabinets in neighborhoods around Denver. Here is more information.

The Story Writing Workshop

When we write our stories, and we have people with whom to share them, it changes our lives for the better. At Stigma, we have launched several The Story Writing Workshops around town to help people process the stress and trauma of addiction, hunger and homelessness. We hope you’ll join us and write your story for the benefit of others, and for your personal growth as well. We will share more information about The Story Writing Workshops next week (join our email list above to be sure you don’t miss it).

Christmas in the Park

We are collecting rolling suitcases and backpacks for this coming Christmas. Here is more information:

Distributing Food to Hungry DPS Students

We have secured funding to continue to feed hungry kiddos and their families. We match Colorado farmers and ranchers who have excess grass-fed beef, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, poultry and dairy with kids who think food comes from convenience stores. There will be more to come on our need for Stigma Fighters to help us get the food from the farms to the students (be sure to join our email list above so you don’t miss this opportunity to volunteer).

If you want to help, we need you! It is as easy as an email to Matt. We will work around your schedule, and you can commit to as much or as little time as you have. Thanks in advance for helping us fight the stigma!

Published by Matt Salis

Matt Salis is a high-functioning alcoholic in recovery who is working to end the stigma associated with addiction and related conditions such as homelessness and mental illness.