This event is free and held rain or shine.
Founded in 2009, Anonapalooza highlights the efforts of men and women in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse, along with those who support and encourage their accomplishments. This annual event helps to raise awareness and understanding, while raising funds for the recovery community.
This celebration of fun, family, music, and art benefits both Hope Outreach Foundation in Aurora and A Man in Recovery Foundation in Naperville. Hope Outreach Foundation was established in 2007 as a not-for-profit to provide people in early recovery with a spiritual retreat experience. Based on the spiritual experience its founder had during his first 12-step retreat in October of 1988, the idea began to serve others through retreat support. Hope Outreach Foundation offers a “simple kit” of spiritual tools and extends “the hand of hope” to area halfway house participants who are unable to afford the cost of a weekend retreat through a sponsorship program.
The primary mission of A Man in Recovery Foundation is to help heroin and opiate addicts and their families. We believe the most effective approach is to help one addict at a time, guiding that person to see a life from dope to hope. We focus on awareness, prevention, community outreach, resources and local forums. We will also work with state and federal lawmakers to get more funds for treatment and to achieve changes in laws based around addiction in our state and nationwide.
We will offer intervention referral services at no cost to the family, run addiction support groups for both addicts and families, offer aftercare services and sober coaching. We will participate in speaking engagements, educational programs, consult with local and nationwide treatment centers, and offer discounted treatment services for those who cannot afford them. Further, if a family loses a loved one due to an overdose, we will unhesitatingly provide that family with emotional support, courage and other necessities during their devastating time in need.
For more information visit Anonapalooza website