Fill out the online Financial Assistance Application.
You can find the online application by clicking the "CLICK HERE TO APPLY" button located below. You can also click on the "APPLICATION" tab in the site navigation menu above.
We also have printable paper applications available HERE. Completed paper applications can be scanned and emailed to our office.
Please DO NOT send an email to request assistance. Financial assistance can ONLY be requested by submitting an online application.
A "sober deposit" is very much like a security or damage deposit that is collected by a landlord before a tenant moves into a living space. Sober deposits are a one-time fee, that are refundable at the end of the tenant's contract or program agreement.
Once a tenant moves out of a sober house, and they have fulfilled all of the obligations required by their lease/program contract, the refundable amount is given to the tenant.
Many recipients go on to use these funds to pay a deposit on their own appartment, or rent a room living with new sober friends. The idea is to allow the gifted funds to be used not once, but twice, in the recipient's sober journey.
On the other hand, some recipients decide to "pay it forward" and choose to donate the funds back to Pink Cloud Foundation, so that it can go to someone who might just be starting on the road to recovery.
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is the persistent use of drugs (including alcohol) despite substantial harm and adverse consequences.
No. Unfortunately, Pink Cloud Foundation can only provide financial assistance for sober deposits. In the future, as our organization grows, and donor support increases, we hope to expand our services to meet more of our client's needs.
Pink Cloud Syndrome is defined as "the state of mind, usually experienced in early sobriety (Day 14 to 45)", characterized by extreme happiness, sudden clarity, and overconfidence. This "natural high" feels very similar to the "high" we felt during our time in active use of drugs and/or alcohol.
Although this "Pink Cloud" phase can be a very positive experience, there are many pitfalls associated with it as well. Most notably,
Often following the "pink cloud" plase of recovery, Post-Acute Withdrawl Syndrome (PAWS) can create many potential dangers for those who aren’t prepared for it. PAWS represents the lingering effects of drug and alcohol addiction as the brain and body slowly heals itself. Symptoms lasting from a few months to a couple of years, may include: Depression, Anxiety, Trouble Sleeping, and Mood Swings.