Schnellenberger Family Foundation Launches
Legendary Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger Joins with Wife, Son to Launch Addiction & Recovery Focused Foundation
By: Schnellenberger Family Foundation
The Schnellenberger Family Foundation will address the needs of an addict's immediate family. "Addiction is a family disease and it affects everyone that is close to the addict, including parents, siblings, spouses, and children," Tim Schnellenberger said. "My family knows firsthand that the effects are emotional, physical, and financial."
Launched last month, the foundation will financially and emotionally provide for the families of those individuals in drug and alcohol treatment. The foundation's focus aligns with Tim Schnellenberger's existing businesses: Healing Properties and Recovery Boot Camp. Healing Properties, which was founded in Delray Beach in 2003, provides a sober living community to addicts in recovery. Recovery Boot Camp, which launched in 2015, provides treatment and teaches addicts how to get sober by using the AA Big Book. 5,000 men have gone through the two programs.
"We are just a proud dad and mom wanting to be a part of something bigger," said Howard Schnellenberger. "I'm retired and now have the opportunity to do something beneficial for others. From our family's own experience with addiction, we know getting sober works, provided you go to the right treatment center. We want addicts to have that opportunity and for their families to know they are safe."
The Foundation's mission is to support in three ways:
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