Impact

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12-24 Club, Incorporated

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

Grant Profile:
General Operating Support
Grant Funding Area:
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
Grant Impact Area:
Supportive / After-Care Services
Grant Year:
2009
Grant Amount:
$25,000.00

Grant purpose:  To support the 12-24 Club, a community recovery center for addicts and families seeking relief and support in their day-to-day lives as they recover from chronic substance abuse disorders.

How this organization is helping make lives better:   In 2008, the Club provided 22 dependency recovery organizations with safe, inviting, and comfortable meeting space for over 36,000 addicts in all stages of recovery with fellowship, treatment, and a support network that is critical to long-term recovery.  The Club also provides a safe haven for young people with substance abuse addictions and/or those in homes where the parents are or were practicing alcoholics or drug users.  The 12-24 Club is the only facility of its kind in Wyoming. 

Impact storyby anonymous…

“What sobriety and the 12-24 club has done for me -

I came into the rooms of alcoholics anonymous 6 ½ years ago, I had decided to give up my marriage, my son, and my God for drinking. At that time I didn’t realize it was my disease that had a profound effect on my actions in life.  Because I went to 12 Step meetings when I was a little girl with my father, I knew where to go to get help, and even though I was so scared and afraid when I came into the 12-24 club I felt a sense of peace because these people understood what I was going through and  they didn’t judge me.

As I continued to hear the stories and recovery of people in the program , I began to understand myself and my disease, and even though my own family had disowned me at the time, I had found a family that was accepting and willing to help me through my illness. After my first 30 days I relapsed and for sometime I didn’t think I was really an alcoholic until I went back out and had gotten drunk in the presence of my little boy, and as he was witnessing me throw up and acting a fool, in the back of my head I kept recalling the rooms of the Club and thought, “I really need to go back”. As I woke up the next morning laying next to my son in my throw up, it hit me, I knew that if I didn’t change I would lose him forever. I started to take the program seriously and found a sponsor that wouldn’t co-sign my bull crap, she said to me “Don’t waste my time or yours; I will help you if you want it.” From that point on I started to pull back a layer of onion and worked through the 12 steps of Recovery, the more effort I put into this program the more was shown and revealed to me and the blessings I received were amazing. It didn’t happen overnight but it did happen.  I was grateful every day I woke up without a hangover.

Because of the 12-24 Club I was able to meet with my sponsor and share my experience, strength, and hope with other girls that wanted what I had, and it was a privilege to be a sponsor to other women. Some of the blessings that I have received as a result of this program are being a mother to my precious children, having a strong and close relationship with my God, being able to graduate from college, and developing warm and honest relationships with wonderful people.

Sobriety at times isn’t easy, but it’s worth it to be able to suit up and show up to my son’s school functions and see my children grow up is something indescribable. I have not only learned to be a parent, but an employee and a friend. I could not have done it without the help of, most importantly, my God and the 12-24 Club supporting my recovery program.”



For more information, please contact:
12-24 Club, Incorporated
500 South Wolcott Suite 200
Casper, WY   82601
Visit Us:
Online: www.1224club.org
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