Who Are We? WE ARE ALLIES. WE ARE RESOURCES. WE ARE FRIENDS.
Friends of Recovery, United, supports those struggling with addiction and/or mental illness as they work toward recovery through court-directed treatment programs. We provide tangible items and services to participants in the Cook County Problem-Solving courts with no other means to obtain them. In addition, we can provide valuable resources such as housing, educational opportunities, transportation, food, toiletries (grooming supplies), and whatever the court team deems necessary for an individual’s successful recovery.
All of our donations go directly to support and services. We have no paid staff. We serve as a resource for court-involved persons and their families while partnering with local organizations, governmental agencies, and community leaders to promote the social and economic impact of drug courts. Help us, help save lives and improve our community.
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Drug Courts Save Lives, Costs, and Families
75% of program graduates nationwide remain arrest-free for at least two years after program completion. Scientific evidence proves that adult drug courts reduce crime, reduce substance abuse, improve family relationships and increase earning potential.
We Can Be the Hope
Our mission is powered by accountability. Problem-solving courts increase a participant’s potential for successful reintegration into the community. From court personnel to treatment providers to participants’ families, we all play a role in the progression toward hope and healing. Together, we can save lives and improve our communities, with compassion as our guide
Everyone deserves a second chance
Board of Directors
Retired Cook County Probation Officer
Natosha Cuyler Toller
Retired Cook County Probation Administrator
Account manager and person in recovery
Self-employed Cosmetologist and drug court graduate
Vice-President, Platinum Pest Solutions
Hon. Thomas Panichi (ret.)
Retired Cook County Judge
Retired Deputy Bureau Chief, Cook County State’s Attorney
It’s Never Too Late to Make a Difference.