Elliot Bags Given as of May 30th, 2019:
Lacey, WA: 1827 Bags Given
Spokane, WA: 794 Bags Given
Prescott, AZ: 959 Bags Given
We are proud to show our community involvement, as we strive to always be of service to those around us. At Royal Life Centers, giving back to our communities is of the utmost importance to us. Because We Care, we strongly encourage both guest and staff participation in our community betterment efforts and believe that doing so reinforces our mission— the guest always comes first— and values. Working toward a common goal helps to strengthen our foundation— building the safest, most effective approach to substance abuse treatment. As well as creating lasting change in the lives of our guests, their families, our staff, and our communities.
Further, we dedicate ourselves to fighting the stigma of substance use disorder. We believe that our community involvement helps to spread awareness and fight biases.
Whenever possible, we hand out care bags named Elliot Bags, to the homeless living in our communities. The mother of a former guest, Elliot B., gave us the idea. Each bag, named for a guest who has passed away, contains food, water, hygiene products, a blanket, and a poncho. Our community involvement with Elliot Bags is only a small portion of the work we do for the communities we call home. Our Elliot Bag project is closely tied to our homeless sponsorship program, as we offer addiction treatment to our bag recipients.
Each of our centers offers full treatment scholarships to two homeless individuals each month. Once a person has completed our program, we invite another homeless person who wants help with substance abuse to receive treatment at our facility.
Substance abuse is a major problem among the homeless population. Many homeless people have some kind of substance use disorder and little or no access to treatment. One study by the Department of Housing and Urban Development found that nearly half of those living in homeless shelters or on the street on a single night reported chronic substance abuse. We believe that everyone, regardless of their situation, deserves the best addiction treatment. It’s our commitment to offer the finest detox, inpatient, and outpatient programming to anyone who needs it.
We continue our community involvement in any way we can, which includes keeping our communities beautiful by adopting streets. Our centers “adopt” local streets to support community pride and civic responsibility, and our staff and guests volunteer to keep them free of litter and/or vandalism through regular cleanups.
Trash pick-up and community service
We also support our communities through litter cleanup and other acts of community service.
Royal Life Centers is committed to serving the communities we operate in and the addiction treatment community as a whole. Please reach out to us at any time with questions you may have about our programs at (877)-RECOVERY.