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About Us

T.E.E.C.H has provided recovery support services and workforce development services for more than 10,000 people with outstanding outcomes. According to an impartial third-party evaluation organization, in the year 2017, an average of 78% of participants have maintained recovery and continue to be gainfully employed. Our program representatives were invited to discuss green jobs and alternative energies at the White House in Washington, D.C., and cultural competency issues in San Antonio, Texas.   We have been recognized  for the following achievements:

  • White House Recognition-Invitation to Washington, D.C. to discuss green jobs and alternative energies.

  • Cultural Competency Recognition

  • Induction into the Chicago Green Hall of Fame

  • Recognition by SAMSHA for exemplary recovery support services in a Tri-State area

  • Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals (IAAP)

  • United Mental Health Addiction Recovery Coalition (UMARC)

Our Vision

T.E.E.C.H Foundation's vision is to continue fighting the fight of addiction by building a platform of unity and resources through advocacy and education with the goal of sustaining long-term recovery. T.E.E.C.H strives to build communities that no longer fear or stigmatize the recovering person or those with mental health issues but treats them with dignity and respect; therefore, offering services to make this vision a reality.

Our Mission

To dispel fear and enhance the love of self and others through the vehicle of education for the recovering person and community; embracing the philosophy, “If it’s to be, it is up to me”. T.E.E.C.H believes recovery is comprised of countless pathways that contribute to a healthy quality of life for those who are seeking long-term recovery.

Our Goal

Create an environment that encourages and cultivates recovery for individuals with substance use issues.


Develop a supportive environment that allows for effective collaboration within the recovery community.


Implement effective communication that will promote sustainability, prevention, and early intervention in order to support their recovery.

Our History

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Transforming, Educating, and Empowering Children and Humanity (T.E.E.C.H)  was founded in 2002 and we are a holistic 501c3 not-for-profit organization. We are a substance use prevention and recovery (SUPR) provider, Far Southside Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), Recovery Community Organization (RCO), and member of the United Mental Health and Recovery Coalition (RCO). We provide peer-driven and peer-led recovery support services (RSS) to individuals who are seeking assistance with substance use and mental health. We aim to make a difference in people's lives by increasing public awareness of substance use and mental health.

We are committed to assisting individuals to walk through many pathways by using their voices to address stigmas attached to addiction. T.E.E.C.H believes long-term recovery from substance use disorders is dependent upon the delivery of services that are not only responsive to an individual's use of alcohol and other substances but also co-occurring, trauma effects, mental health issues, physical health problems, and ongoing recovery-related concerns.

T.E.E.C.H offers holistic services that strive to assist individuals in maintaining their recovery. We provide empathy to build congruence with the individuals that we serve.  Our only requirement is a desire to make a change.

Meet the Team

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