More than 20 million Americans suffer from an addiction -- an illness with a worse prognosis than most cancers.  Like cancer, an addiction can lie dormant until a switch is turned on and it begins to grow.  It can progress slowly over decades, or, in cases like those associated with Heroin, it can prove fatal quickly, sometimes with the very first use.

In Washington County, we are experiencing an unprecedented heroin epidemic and we need your help.  

For more than 40 years, Elevate Inc., the result of a merger between the Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse of Washington County and Nova Services, has worked to educate young people about the dangers of substance abuse and intervene early when they got off track. We have also been here to support families struggling with a loved one’s addiction.  But, as this epidemic grows, so too do the requests for our support and services. That is why we are launching our very first Annual Giving Appeal.

Your gift to Elevate’s First Annual Campaign will help us strengthen our outreach to young people. It will help us to intervene early so that we can make a profound impact and end this heroin epidemic. Your support will also help us expand our Family Education and Support Group—a vital program that participants describe as a life line that helps them effectively cope with their loved one’s addiction.  

Together, with your donation and our passion and commitment, we’ll not just change lives … we’ll save lives.

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Honor a loved One With Your Donation

Won't you please make a gift to Elevate to honor someone you love or respect, or, make a tribute in memory of someone lost to the disease of addiction.  When your gift is received, Elevate will send a note to the honoree or family acknowledging your gift.


Don’t forget to direct Choice Dollars®

Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thrivent Choice® program can help support organizations you care about -- like Elevate! Don’t let Choice Dollars expire.

Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have Choice Dollars available have until March 31, 2018, to direct any remaining 2017 Choice Dollars. Help support Elevate. Go to to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after
the prompt.



Share Your Heart!

When you play the Canal Street Bingo game at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino now through Dec. 14, you’re helping raise funds for area children’s charities, giving them the gift of a promising future. Half of each $3 or $7 Canal Street Bingo game purchased goes to the Heart of Canal Street fund, which totaled more than $1.1 million last year! Elevate is excited to be in the running to be a benefiting charity. Visit to learn more.