Our wonderful recipients are the reason HUGS is here to help.  Here are just some of the special stories we’ve received:


My son will be celebrating 2 years clean tomorrow.  Praise God!  Your program was so helpful to him at the beginning of his recovery.  This donation is made by him through his father and I.  It brings great JOY to pay it forward.  With deep gratitude and love.


Words cannot express the gratitude that my heart feels. We feel very blessed to have your support. This comes at such a wonderful time. The peace surely is working within us. Knowing that Christopher has a place to continue his recovery within such a great community takes such relief off of our hearts, minds. So gratefull for your love, support, serenity…

Dear Dianne,

Thank you so much for giving me this great opportunity. I appreciate this gift so much. You’ve given me a chance to better myself and my life. I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to pay my first couple of months and your help has taken away so much worry that I had. Youve given me the chance to focus on myself even more in these crucial first months as I attempt to get settled and find a job. It’s amazing what you and your foundation do for people like me. I truly believe you’re doing God’s work and I am so appreciative. Thank you so much for blessing me with this opportunity. Hopefully, one day I can help pay forward this gift you’ve given me.

Dear Dianne,

Amidst the despair of addiction you have given hope!

Thank you for your $1000 grant to be applied towards the residential treatment of xxxxxxx. Your belief in us and your willingness to support our program has been needed and deeply appreciated. …

You have helped to strengthen our mission and commitment in treating chemically dependent adolescents and their families. As our clients and families work for a ew direction, arcing their way from despair to hop, you continue to be by their side — making a difference, helping them change their lives.

Treatment ends, but recovery lasts a lifetime, and your support is a vital catalyst to a life worth saving.

Michael Matoney, BBA, LICDC, Executive Director, New Directions

Dear Dianne,

Without your help, xxxx’s opportunity for recovery would not have been possible. Our family is incredibly grateful for your support.

Frank and family