Blake’s Star Fund

The mission of the Blake’s Star Fund is to provide access to recovery and rehabilitative support for persons in need that cannot afford it.

At age 20, Blake was like many other teenagers that had reached a new plateau in life, except for one life threatening fact. He, too, had experimented with many different drugs in his youth, starting at 11, and had found a brief escape from reality that only fired the desire for one more. He, however, had become addicted, and his addiction culminated in the use of heroin, a drug that was beyond his ability to control. Treatment facilities and their programs were far too expensive. His journey tragically ended after an overdose.

Blake’s story is not unique. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence reports that more than 23 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to alcohol and other drugs, affecting millions more people -- spouses, children, family members, friends, neighbors, and colleagues at work. Across America, we hear more and more about an epidemic of opiate abuse, a public health crisis that demands more resources and increased accessibility to the best drug treatment and recovery services available.

Our Donors are concerned about the ever-growing problems of drug and alcohol addiction that is sweeping our nation, ravaging our youth, and straining our families and communities to the limit. The Teddy’s Star Foundation has joined hands with the Caron Treatment Centers,, one of the nation’s most highly regarded not-for-profit treatment organizations, as the exclusive recovery resource for the Blake’s Star Program. Coordinating this effort will be E.N. (Chip) Burson, a long-time supporter and Executive Advisor for our foundation.

This selection was made based on the internationally recognized expertise at Caron for family-oriented treatment, and programs which address the whole person (bio-psycho-social-spiritual) with respect to themselves, their families, and their communities. Blake’s Star is devoted to its focus on care specific to preventing suicide, and to fostering continuing recovery from addiction and complicating mental health problems. 

We are also deeply grateful to Caron for matching the $50,000 start-up round of funding with $50,000 of in-kind for treatment services. This has inspired other interested donors and clinical contributors to step up and assist in development of the project. The long-range intention is to not only treat those in need of financial assistance, but to also develop ever-improving treatment methods and enhancing prevention efforts.

Teddy’s Star is the primary funding source for Blake’s Star, but is not engaged in the clinical decisions regarding treatment. Teddy’s Star staff and/or the Board receive recommendations for funding of worthy candidates in need from Caron Treatment Centers, but do not engage in any treatment services. Recipients of funding and treatment remain anonymous, and all communications are subject to prevailing healthcare privacy laws, acts, rules, and regulations.

Please become a Donor, and join us and our other generous Donors in helping suffering people who need premier recovery and rehabilitative services but cannot afford them.



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