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A Pathway From Addiction to Community

Restoring Roots is a non-profit organization founded by families and individuals who have been traumatized by Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

We are committed to developing Permanent Supportive Recovery Housing (PSRH), job training, and education in Dane County for individuals with SUD.

Need for Permanent Supportive Recovery Housing

The number of opioid overdose deaths in Wisconsin has increased 725% from 111 deaths in 2000 to 918 deaths in 2019.

In the U.S. and in Wisconsin, more people die from drug overdose than from car accidents.

In 2017, Wisconsin experienced an 83% increase in death rates from cocaine-involved overdoses.

Wisconsin leads the nation in binge drinking.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a 117% increase in overdoses in Wisconsin.

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Permanent supportive housing can positively impact these alarming statistics and can significantly reduce emergency care and incarceration costs in the long-term.

About Us

Restoring Roots is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Dane County that was founded by families and individuals directly impacted by addiction.

Restoring Roots is committed to constructing a $13-$15 million Permanent Supportive Recovery Housing pilot project in Dane County with 50 units that will provide long-term support for approximately 70 persons dealing with substance use disorder (SUD).


Our Philosophy
We believe that everyone, regardless of financial resources, should have access to quality, supportive recovery servicesRestoring Roots aims to serve individuals who: want to be in recovery; are interested in learning life skills; are able to participate in job training; and wish to further their education.

We believe that long-term recovery requires long-term treatment. It’s a process that takes time. Our program can last up to two years, offering an opportunity for individuals to truly transition from a culture of substance-use to a culture of recovery and wholeness.

We believe that the healing process requires community. Our program offers individuals professional and peer support in a supportive learning environment. Residents find improved self-esteem and greater meaning in their lives through therapy, peer mentoring, education, employment training, and mindfulness.

Our Funding
Our goal is to be as financially self-sustaining as possible. We are exploring social enterprises that will serve as job training opportunities and provide income for our programming.

Our Therapeutic Approach
The experience of substance use disorder is unique for each person – so the healing process should be as well. Restoring Roots will use compassionate and person-centered treatment that is trauma-informed, culturally competent, individualized, evidence-based, and holistic.

We believe that Restoring Roots will be a healing space for our residents and improve their physical and mental health. They will learn the necessary skills to build “recovery capital” in order to maintain abstinence from drug and alcohol-use and graduate from Restoring Roots with qualifications and confidence for successful employment and healthy relationships.

Join Us

Together, we can respond with hope and possibility to an urgent crisis in our families, our neighborhoods, our state, and in our country. Together, we can make a difference and create a positive future for many who otherwise would not have the chance to live a healthy, productive life.

Four Ways to Help

Support our project by making a donation.

We are looking for property of 4 acres or more for our construction.  Can you help us find a place?

Let us know of any relevant grant opportunities or funding resources.

Donate your professional skills to assist in moving this initiative forward.

In Appreciation

The following individuals and organizations support the work of Restoring Roots in creating an affordable, long-term residential, job training, and education option for individuals with substance use disorder.

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To partner or support us with this project, please contact:
PHONE: (608) 571-7646 | EMAIL:

Restoring Roots – P.O. Box 620233 | Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
EIN# 82-3288136

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