Chances are, you know someone who has a substance use disease (SUD), whether drugs or alcohol, or both. Whether a family member, a friend, coworker, someone at the club or team or member of your church, everyone today seems to know someone who struggles with addiction. The entire community benefits when someone with an SUD finds treatment and experiences the rewards of a fulfilling life in recovery. That’s where we come in…
Help Us Help Others A Lifeline to Drug & Alcohol Recovery
Leigh Leckerman lost her life because of alcohol in 2003. In 2012, her family established the Leigh Leckerman Foundation, to provide funding for those who would like to beat their drug or alcohol addiction, but do not have the personal resources to pay for rehabilitation facility.
The Leigh Leckerman Foundation was created to honor the memory of a lovely young woman who lost her life to alcohol. It is dedicated to helping others take the first step to recovery at any of our partner drug & alcohol addiction treatment facilities, on the east coast or across the country.
On Dec 6 2019 I walked into Livengrin, I was sick tired and a broken shell of a person. I wanted my life back and my family. I’d been lost for a few years. I had insurance through my husband’s work, but it would only cover me for 2 days after detox. I wanted to do the full 28 days. I was blessed to receive a scholarship from The Leigh Leckerman Foundation. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am for this foundation.
“The disease of addiction and alcoholism was generational. I grew up in it.
It was 2019 and I had exhausted all options. I ruined all relationships. Burned all bridges. I was stuck in a never-ending cycle of pain and suffering. Was there ever a way out?
I was tired of chasing after the next high, but I had no control over stopping. I had spurts of sobriety here and there over the decade and a half that I had been drinking/using but I could never stay stopped.
I was soon to be 26 that October of 2019 with absolutely no hope or strength left in me. It was the first time in my life where I desperately wanted help but had no answer on where to find it. I had no money or insurance, was lett absolutely battled. I did not know why my will power could not stoo me from getting high or drunk. It brought me a 4.0 GPA in college, varsity sports’ leadership in high school, scholarships, awards, etc. My will power could not bring me sustained sobriety.
I was walking home alone one night from geting what I needed to be well, and I said out loud to anything that would hear it, “I can’t do this. I need help.” What would transpire from the point forward would be nothing short of what I call today. ‘Divine Intervention.’
A girl who went to my high school messaged me and asked if I was struggling. I told her every one of a hundred alibis, but she was familiar with this song and dance and knew the exact questions to ask. She listened. She understood. And she gave me an opportunity to change my life. She was in close contact with scholarships that the Leckerman Foundation provides to a select group of individuals to get into drug rehabilitation. I had never been to treatment.
She had no clue if I would stay sober. The Foundation graciously paid for my detox in treatment when I could not rub two pennies together. They had no clue who I was or the terrible things that I may or may not have done. They just gave me a chance. They bet on me no matter what the statistics were of me gettng this thing.
Fast forward over four years later, now I have the honor and privilege of carrying the torch to those who are still sick and are ignorant to a better way to live.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What information will I need to request help?
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How can I donate?
No one should have to continue the downward spiral of addiction simply because they cannot afford treatment.
To donate click here.
Where can I get help?
Our Resources page is full of phone numbers for contact information for those seeling help.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. The Leigh Leckerman Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 83-3474381. Contributions to The Leigh Leckerman Foundation are deductible to the full extent permitted by law. Click here to donate.