Emily’s Hope has surpassed its pledge of $250,000 toward treatment scholarships since Dec. 2019. To date, 167 people, ranging in age from 19 to 70, have received treatment scholarships at the Avera Addiction Care Center through Emily’s Hope.

We recently expanded the Emily’s Hope Treatment Scholarships to the new Avera Addiction Care Adolescent Program and have pledged $100,000 to help make this happen.

These patients are from South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. Call 605-504-2222 for help.

“This support is life-changing for me. For the first time, in many years, I can see hope in my future. You are saving my life.”

– 32-year-old recipient of an Emily’s Hope Treatment Scholarship

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