Seeds of New Leaf is a nonprofit organization focused on breaking barriers for people in recovery for substance use disorders and mental health.
Seed of New Leaf was founded by the daughters of Michael T. White. They grew up by his side, in the world of recovery. When Mike passed away in 2016, he was 20 years sober and continuing to impact the lives of others in our community - one recovery story at a time. Seeing first hand how one man's recovery can change the lives of everyone around them, Seeds of New Leaf is a continuation of his work.
Treatment First Program
A safe and sober living environment is essential for successful recovery. Unfortunately, most people in the midst of severe addiction don't have the money to pay a deposit and weekly rent. When they are rushed into a full time job in order to make rent, they face triggers, and expectations that are overwhelming and are at risk of relapsing.
Seeds of New Leaf works to ease this pressure by assisting those in the early stages of treatment for substance use disorders with housing. This allows clients to focus on the underlying causes of their addiction and develop strong coping skills prior to engaging in full-time employment. This ensures a strong foundation of recovery and mental health.
Clients must be actively engaged in treatment and referred to us by an approved outpatient IOP and a resident at an approved transitional sober living home to receive assistance with rent.
By working directly with treatment providers, this ensures that clients have access to case managers, therapists and peer support specialists that can help them transition to full-time employment while being monitored by therapists and a psychiatrist.
Filling in the Gaps
Removing Obstacles to Recovery
In addition to housing, we also seek to meet other needs our clients have such as basic clothing and emergency food.
We know that sigma around substance use disorders and mental health is a huge barrier in our community. We also provide education about substance use disorders in our community.
“Doing something for others without looking for something in return”