Planned Giving

Since 2006, Asheville-based Next Step Recovery, Inc. has been one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit providers of extended care and sober living services for men in early recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Next Step Recovery provides clinically-managed, residential care to men in early recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders. We implement evidenced-based treatment in a safe environment where men can successfully transition back into society as productive citizens.

Because of the nature of addiction, many of our program participants come to us having lost nearly everything: their jobs, their savings, their personal relationships, their health, and their sense of worth. Our highly structured and comprehensive recovery programs help men move from hopelessness to dignified, self-sufficient, and successful lives in sustained long-term sobriety.

Your generosity can help offset the expense of early recovery care when individuals are focused on restoring their health, developing relapse prevention skills, and securing full-time employment or education.

There are many ways you can help bridge the gap between despair and recovery. Your gift—no matter how large or small—helps change and save lives.

Scholarship Fund

We are committed to providing a sober living community for men who could benefit from our highly structured recovery support. Our scholarship fund helps remove financial barriers to extended care that is essential for achieving long-term sobriety. Your donation help buy precious time for participants to heal and get on the road to recovery, self-sufficiency, and a meaningful contributive life.

Program Support

Next Step Recovery, Inc. offers a variety of structured programs to ensure our participants have the support they need to be successful in long-term recovery. Program-specific donations help us ensure we can continue to offer innovative and evidence-based recovery services. Choose the program that speaks to your heart whether it is our intensive outpatient program, recovery housing, job skills training, or outdoor adventures. We can help you choose a program that will make the greatest impact.

Fundraising Events

Fundraising events are great ways to support our scholarship fund for those with financial need. These events are also wonderful ways to eliminate stigma and raise awareness in your community for the needs of those living with substance use disorders. If you would like to host a fundraising event to support Next Step Recovery’s scholarship fund, we would love to partner with you and can help you get started.

The Next Step Endowment​

Built on the generosity of alumni and friends, our endowment fund helps us generate a predictable income that guarantees our organization’s long-term financial health while enabling us to assist individuals and families with financial need. The Next Step Endowment also helps us invest in our non-profit’s growth. You can make a contribution in honor or memory of an individual or family. This naming opportunity is a meaningful commemoration that brings about real change for good.

Planned Giving

You can leave a lasting legacy that will support generations to come by making Next Step Recovery a beneficiary of your estate and assets through planned gifts such as

  • Bequest in a will
  • Charitable remainders
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Retained life estate
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Retirement fund or life insurance

We can help you explore options for making a meaningful and lasting gift.

Next Step Recovery, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that relies on the generous support of alumni, family, and friends. All donations to Next Step Recovery, Inc. are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.  Tax ID: 20-4570082

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What They Say About Us

"Before coming to Next Step Recovery, my life was in tatters. I felt defeated. The first day I arrived at Next Step, I was swinging. I was so angry. I was lost, hurt, and confused. I was living in paralyzing fear; yet, this place, these people, accepted me... They have shown me that a new life is possible. The staff here helps me grow into a better man every day... I owe the person I am today to Next Step's guidance."

J.C., Beloved Client

"Next Step Recovery is a safe place with people I not only consider a great staff, but also have come to love as family. They treated me with love, compassion, and respect. They helped me see things I couldn't; helped me grow as a person and changed my perspective on many topics. The people at Next Step will forever hold a special place in my heart."

B.D., Beloved Resident

“This is the longest I have ever been clean and Next Step is the reason for that. It has provided me with a safe place to begin my recovery”

T.A., Beloved Resident

"IOP was the perfect activity to both keep my week busy while also being able to fully focus on my recovery. The top notch staff members and therapists made this 12 week program one I will take with me wherever I go."

L.M., Beloved Resident

"I am so grateful for Nextstep and all the staff members. This is definitely the place I needed to come after I got out of treatment. Here I got connected to the recovery community in Asheville and made some good friends here at the houses. Nextstep has not only taught me what I need to do to stay clean but I have learned so many life lessons while I was here. I will stay in contact with Nextstep because this place has given me my life back and for that I am so grateful!"

Z.A., Beloved Resident

"Next Step Recovery was exactly what I needed in the early stages of my recovery! I spent so many years of my life hiding behind a bottle, and I couldn’t take it anymore! Susan and her staff helped me to get back on my feet and start the process moving on and loving life without the use of alcohol or drugs. After my 3 months here with next step, I chose to stay in Asheville and continue to work on my self, with their guidance. I couldn’t imagine my life today if I was still stuck in my old ways, Thank you Next Step Recovery!"

Z.B., Beloved Client

"You may have to leave family, friends and your old life behind as you start recovery. Next Step provides not only a home for you to start over, it gives you a spiritual cleansing. From the staff to my housemates, Next Step has brought a new meaning to recovery. If you let them work with you, you'll find more than a recovery house, you'll find yourself again."

M.R.K., Beloved Resident

My son completed 3 months of sober living at Next Steps Recovery, surrounded by kind, caring and compassionate staff, with all the skill sets required of true professionals to guide and assist him in living a productive, healthy , sober and happy life. He flourished and started to smile and enjoy life again during those three months. He now is starting to build a career for himself and is enjoying the normal things in life that had been missing for so many years. As a family we have been blessed to have been connected with Next Step Recovery. Thank you.

K.W., Family Member


Ready for the Next Step?

Recovery is the Real Adventure.  Embrace the journey with other young men on the same path.  Lean on Next Step as your support network as you work toward sustainable sobriety.  You don’t have to make the climb back to a life of meaning by yourself, but you do have to start.  Take the next step toward your future today.