Our Story

We saw a serious barrier to healing in the recovery space, and we chose to do something about it.

After years of working in behavioral health, Founding Board Members Zac Clark and Matt Rinklin identified a problem. Too few people that needed treatment had a way to access it. Insurance rarely covers the cost of life saving care–and because of the barriers that exist lives were being lost, particularly those in underserved communities.

Rather than sit back and wait for a solution, the team took matters into their own hands. In 2020, they founded the Release Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Release Recovery.

The Release Foundation provides scholarships to individuals without the means to afford quality treatment. The Release Foundation team ensures that everyone who wants treatment gets it–regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.

People are healing and the perception of recovery is changing.

The Release Foundation has awarded direct treatment scholarships and created funds for people of color and those who identify as LGBTQIA+. We’ve also forged multiple partnerships with world class treatment programs.

Along with making treatment options more accessible, we’ve built a thriving community of people–those in recovery, supporters of those in recovery and anyone searching for connection.

Our Treatment Partners

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Give us a call at (646) 883-6196, shoot us an email at connect@releaserecoveryfoundation.org, or complete the form.

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