Next Step Recovery Receives $15,000 Janirve Foundation Grant

April 12, 2010

Next Step Recovery, Inc. has received a $15,000 grant from the Janirve Foundation to support its transitional living programs for men and women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse. The foundation’s generous grant brings Next Step Recovery halfway to its goal of raising $30,000 in its first Annual Campaign launched earlier this spring.

“We deeply appreciate the ongoing support of the Janirve Foundation,” shares Next Step Recovery’s Executive Director Susan Stader. “In 2007, the Foundation gave us a much needed grant to expand our men’s recovery program.”

“With the recent opening of our two women’s houses in Weaverville,” Stader explains, “Janirve has once again been instrumental in helping our organization grow to meet the needs of both men and women in early addictions recovery.”

Next Step Recovery operates a transitional living program for men in Asheville’s Montford’s district. The nonprofit’s women’s program is located in a historic property that was once home to Weaverville’s first mayor and most recently the site of the Secret Garden Spa and Japanese gardens.

Research has shown that in addictions recovery, long-term success is greatly enhanced through participation in structured transitional living programs.

Next Step Recovery’s unique program features include onsite relapse prevention education, 12-step support for substance abuse and addictions issues, a life-skills training program, an outdoor adventure program, structured supervision and social support in a home-like setting.

The Janirve Foundation is a private grant-making foundation established by the late Irving J. Reuter, an executive in the automobile industry. Janirve has a strong commitment to supporting and improving the quality of life for families in Western North Carolina through higher education and human services such as child welfare, family services and housing programs.

For more information about Next Step Recovery, please visit or or contact Executive Director Susan Stader at 350–9960.