Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center

1,419 pageviews

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Volunteering Oportunities

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Crime & Law, Drunk Driving-Related, Mental Health, Mental Health Disorders, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: The vision of Above and Beyond is to build an individualized treatment experience that is available to anyone in need regardless of their economic status. Our clients and clinicians create therapeutic alliances that design and execute personalized programs of recovery that co-exist side-by-side personal development and growth goals. We believe that recovery is a process that requires meeting individuals where they are at as well as addressing their environmental life circumstances such as: education, employment readiness, interpersonal relationships, and social reintegrative abilities and activities.

Target demographics: those with substance use disorders who have no means, no money

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1500 human beings

Geographic areas served: a ravaged neighborhood of West Chicago (between hotspots)

Programs: state-of-the-art addiction treatments (REBT, Rage Management, Trauma, OP & iOP, DUI Counseling, Acupuncture, Yoga, Art, SMART Recovery & AA)

Community Stories

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 smileyguy

Board Member

Rating: 5

To stand in the lobby and watch the lost, sick, and nearly dead clients enter these programs is to witness true miracles, one after the other, as they exit clear-eyed, and with a new purpose and meaning to their existences. The programs are the best that can be found and they are delivered free of any charge to the people who need them the most.I am a member of this organization because of how proud I am to be affiliated with such top-notch world class professionals who give of their life, experience, and time so freely. This is truly a "paying it forward" organization, offering free addiction treatment services to those of us who need it the most (homeless, uninsured, vulnerable, and invisible populations).

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A fundamental assumption that comes with the designation, non-profit, is SERVICE. This non-profit upholds that commitment to service in every fiber of their agency. Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center serves the community with complete acceptance of the diversity, history, and beliefs of those they serve. This complete acceptance and application of helping modalities is unique in a field dominated with dogmatic approaches. Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center is the model that works!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center is warm, welcoming, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The staff and volunteers are highly educated, knowledgeable and compassionate . Above and Beyond offers a variety of modalities to serve the many needs of a diverse clientele.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This group serves a population often ignored or underestimated by society. Above and Beyond is true to their name. They provide a treatment program just as good, if not better, as any for profit treatment center.

1 Sarah B.13

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I continue to be impressed with the way Above and Beyond provides care to clients. I love that we have such an amazing facility in Chicago where people who are often denied quality care are able to get wonderful treatment. I will continue to support the organization and their good work!

Advisor

Rating: 5

Love the facility's holistic offerings and treatment options as opportunities for improvement. Staff are amazing, no one judges you. They care for every single individual walking in and ready to help. Above and Beyond is one of a kind treatment facility and work environment. the ambiance of the agency is so positive and you feel calm the minute you walk in. You feel surrounded by family. Above and Beyond is the best place to retrieve treatment. You will not be disappointed.

Stan J. S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

In a day of unparalleled addictions and challenges, Above and Beyond continues to pioneer treatments that go beyond the 12 step models (which don't always work for low income folks), and they do so in a way that treats people with the dignity that every person deserves. Love them!

Marcelino R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Above and Beyond FRC is a transformational haven for anyone struggling with addiction. From the moment you walk through the doors you can feel a rush of positive energy and inspiration flow through your body.

One thing that sets them apart is their innovative approach to recovery. The center starts with helping clients uncover their unique purpose and meaning in life. It offers them a myriad of solutions to get them from where they are to where they want to be. These solutions are not quick fixes but rather sustainable lifestyle changes.

Incorporating a full body/mind therapeutic experience, clients are empowered and energized to live the life they want and deserve. One such example are the holistic health offerings and such as yoga, acupuncture, meditation and even a fitness group. Addressing the physical wellness of the clients provides clients with an extra sense of strength to endure the mental/emotional hardships that they encounter along their journeys.

By fusing cutting edge science with proven traditional modalities, Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center is truly a Great Nonprofit making a massive impact on the world!



Nick J.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

My day job is spent observing and consulting for addiction treatment centers across the country. I can honestly say that Above and Beyond is one of the best in the country. We have a unique, innovative clinical program that provides completely free services to some of the city's most disadvantaged residents at a standard above even the most expensive programs in the country.

When I walk into our center, I'm always amazed at the smiles and positivity of clients both currently in the program and who've already graduated, but come back to mentor or just visit.

I am extremely proud to serve such an exemplary organization and encourage anyone in the Chicago area to stop by and see what we're doing.

Donor

Rating: 5

Above and Beyond is an Outstanding and unique advance in the treatment of addiction. The fact that it is being provided to the homeless at no charge is very special.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the Director for about seven years now (we have the 3 AM shift at PADS homeless shelter) and he has been telling me about where he works. Well, when I actually saw it I was blown away. It is beautiful much more so than I ever thought and now I want to volunteer at this place! Haha! You will want to volunteer too once you see it. It is like nothing around and the programs, from what I have seen here, are off the map. I have never heard of recovery like this before. Anyway, you have to visit it to believe it. Words don't give it justice. I had seven years of words and they never prepared me for what I saw when I walked in the door!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

A&B has a team of caring, dedicated, passionate people who are helping others daily kick their addiction when they have no other place to turn-- the innovative counseling program lead by Terry London changes the world for so many people in need! Honored to be a part of it, and I love a board where everyone on it is smarter than me. Lots of talent behind this mission!!

2 Melissa357

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been leading a regular yoga group for Above and Beyond for the last three years. After years of working in many different non-profits agencies as a social worker, I can honestly say that the approach that this organization applies to its work with clients is one of the most person-centered, compassionate I've witnessed. I regularly get to witness clients who walk through the door with a sense of skepticism relax into the supportive, respectful community we have at Above and Beyond. Additionally, leadership has been nothing but open to new ideas and ways of working, which has allowed us to be truly holistic and innovative.

Previous Stories
2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I teach a "come as you are" trauma-informed yoga class that is accessible to all ages, levels, and mobility every Monday at Above and Beyond. I have been teaching this class at Above and Beyond for a year now and am impressed by the innovative services in recovery they are providing and the genuine commitment of the staff. As a contractor, I feel fully supported and valued in my role at the center and am proud to be part of the team.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I wasintroduced to Above and Beyond thru my friend by being invited to their annual Gala/dinner. I was not prepared to hear the stories(I happen to have the good fortune of being seated next to one of the gentlemen featured in their promo trailer shown at the dinner).
I then was invited on a tour to see it for myself. I am a devoted fan ever since and cannot say enough great things about the transformational work they are doing.

2 Andy R.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There is a good reason why they call this a FAMILY recovery center! From the minute you walk in the door you know you are not in some sterile treatment environment, but are instead greeted with a warm and welcoming family feeling. The center is available to anyone looking for help with their substance use issues, without respect to ability to pay. The environment is cheerful, the staff is skilled and professional, and the ever- present food is pretty good too! This organization makes a vital contribution to a community that benefits greatly from the services they have to offer. Above and Beyond welcomes visitors, so stop in some time and check it out for yourself. What you see will put a smile on your face!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Above and Beyond offers clients innovative treatment in an environment that is welcoming and well maintained. The entire process for clients is intentionally designed to positively affect the mental health, well being and social needs of people who live in neighborhoods where businesses and providers often overlook the toll that living in poverty takes. We love Above and Beyond!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been cooking and making food for this place for over a year now and I can tell you that the people who work here are the best people in the world. They care about you and stop and talk with you and pay attention to what you are saying even if it is garbage. We have a kitchen here but it is on the second floor so I have to carry it downstairs everyday but I do not even care because it is worth it. Everything is free here so nobody has to pay so even the food is free. I haven't seen nothing like this and I have been out on the street for almost my whole life and I have seen it all. If you have a drug or alcohol problem you should come here.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to high school with the Executive Director of this outfit and he has not changed since I knew him then. He is funny, hard-working, inspirational, and does stuff that nobody else thinks of doing. I have known him for a long time now, and have visited this nonprofit quite a few times as well, and they are really great. I notice things like the employees are always happy and jump into help. They have helped me a lot even though I don't have a substance abuse problem, just mental problems, haha!

1 Carl_R

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is my family. I never had a family like this before. I come here because of laughing and people busting on each other in a way like I hear d of before. This place got me sober and noplace else did that. I know I did that but nobody helped me like Herman or Kyle, and that is the only reason I keep coming back. The love here is unbelievable. I will keep c oming back.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked here over a year ago and have never been able to put this place out of my head since. I had the best time I have even had in my life even though there was a lot of confusion and turmoil at the time. We were changing a lot of staff that should never had been hired and substituting them for highly licensed and educated staff. It was a tough time, but the management knew what they wanted and they made it happen. Now I read about how the level of the staff is so remarkably high and I wish I would not have left. The systems they use are remarkable and I have never seen anything like it anywhere else.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I came to work here after walking in the front door and falling in love with it at first sight! It is the most beautiful place ever, and it is nothing like the other clinics that I have worked at. Then, I discovered that the beautiful decor is not the most amazing attribute . . . it's the staff and the programs they offer! Wow, what an experience of a lifetime and I would never change the time that I spent here for anything in the world. I have seen more good done here, in my one year, than I have seen in my previous ten years as a clinician! I am not kidding!