CANDLE, Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   96 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 100 Brugh Ave. Butler PA 16001 USA

Mission: To provide sustainable and innovative drug/alcohol prevention programs that reach parent & child together.
Results: Recently we have focused on collaborating with civic groups to start Reality Tours. As a result, the Norwin Lion's Club in Irwin, PA started a Reality Tour and the Grove City, PA Rotary started a Reality Tour as well. CANDLE, Inc. provides the Program Model, support and guidance for the start ups.
Target demographics: communities use existing resources to provide an evidence-based parent/child prevention experience that is self-sustaining and provided on a scheduled basis so there is always a program coming up for families to access.
Direct beneficiaries per year: CANDLE, Inc. directly oversees Reality Tours in Butler & Westmoreland PA, reaching over 2,000 families. CANDLE, Inc's Reality Tour Program Model allowed other communities replicating the program to reach over 10,000 participants. Over 250 families enrolled in our Family Health Policy, home drug testing with love program.
Geographic areas served: Reality Tours are in over a dozen PA counties and in 10 other states. For a complete listing of sites visit www.Realtiy Tour.org Family Health Policy is an online product accessible to anyone in the US
Programs: the Reality Tour Drug Prevention Program and Family Health Policy Home Drug-testing, CANDLE, Inc. gives communities and families the tools to educate the community on substance abuse prevalence and drug trends while imparting coping skills that can help families prevent experimentation.
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Rating: 5 stars  

ive been working with the candle inc for several years as a volunteer and now as a board member.i lost a daughter to a 11 year battle to drugs in march 2011 . my wish is by me helping this way of showing what happened that I can save others from going through what my family went through.

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Rating: 5 stars  

ive been involved with many organizations and got to say this one is top notch.its all volunteer and everyone takes their roles seriously to reach the most impact on our children and families.i know from personell expierence how how loosing a loved one after many years of harsh battles with addition and want to invite each and everyone to attend a reality tour near you.its the right thing to do.

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pray for the local goverments to help make more of a impact on our schools to get involved.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

my family lost our lovely daughter march 6th 2011 to a drug overdose.after heart searching i decided to try and speak to others at the butler reality tour about my expierence of a fathers loss of his daughter.i have since after several speeches joined as a board member and continue to speak to others.i want to personelly invite each of you to come to a reality tour and see how there are so many ways for children to get involved with drugs today.my hopes are through the education of this program that your family will not have to go through what my family has to endure daily with our loss.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I took my daughter to the Reality Tour when she was in 5th grade. We both learned so much from the program. We were so impressed with how well it was put together that we agreed to volunteer. As my daughter is now beginning her junior year in high school, we both continue to support the Reality Tour. We speak openly about the drug and alcohol issues that we continue to learn about through Candle, Inc. I also have joined the Family Health Program and randomly drug test both of my children when we are notified to do so. I feel that Candle, Inc. has given me the opportunity to help my children move through life with the knowledge and ability to stay away from substances that can harm them and those that they love.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered at CANDLE, mostly the Butler Reality Tour, for 10 years now. I can't tell you how many families have come up and held me at the end of the dramatic scenes and thanked me for our efforts, saying that they know this will make a difference in the lives of their children. I have had a friend's child, going off to college years after attending the Reality Tour, tell me that he never tried drugs and didn't intend to, because he was sincerely impacted by the facts he learned that evening with his parents. I also work all day at a not for profit community, and have had co-workers approach me asking for information about what they can do with their children. This is a tremendous resource for the community, brought about by people who just sincerely care about children and families having the information they need to keep themselves healthy. Bring your family! You will be glad you did.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with Candle, Inc at the Reality Tour in Butler and other surrounding communities for many years. I continue to do so because of the positive feedback from the parents (many thank you messages as they pass through the "condolence" line at the funeral scene) and the impact you can see on the faces of the children. Truly, this feels like a gift you are giving the community. It is powerful and informative and gives parents a feeling of being in a "fair fight" rather than the helplessness they feel when they read the newspaper or watch the local news.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

CANDLE Inc. is a wonderful nonprofit that is helping our youth and families combat substance abuse across the country. The Reality Tour is a meaningful program that impacts everyone in attendance. It truly the only program of its kind, benefiting children and parents together. Every community should utilize Reality Tour and the other programs that CANDLE, Inc. can offer. Saving a child from substance abuse is priceless.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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