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Give A Hand Up: Solutions for Recovering Addicts

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Our Mission:

We have a critical need in the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ areas to create new sober living spaces for men and women coming out of rehabilitation centers. These recovery/sober living homes act as a transitional bridge from rehabilitating these men and women back to functioning, self-sufficient lives.

Ongoing research by the Arizona Department of Health Services shows that more than five people die every day from opioid overdoses in Arizona. Latest figures show over 7,500 emergency and inpatient visits involving suspected opioid overdoses alone.

If we can save just 10 people from 1 drug/alcohol encounter per year, we can save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers' money spent on Emergency and In-Patient Visits for opioid addiction events. That saves money while saving lives. It's a win-win for the client and the community.

Our Vision

Our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is called Amazing Grace Manor . My team’s mission is to open and operate multiple recovery/sober living homes in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas catering to both men and women.

My vision is to provide a nurturing environment for 8-12 residents per home to aid them in their recovery. It’s been proven that sober living homes increase rates of recovery, and lower risks of relapse. You can help!

Our Story

I’m Debbie, a mother, daughter, sister and friend, as well as a businesswoman. I have seen firsthand the destruction that drugs and/or alcohol addiction can cause. I’ve had close family members battle the demon of substance abuse, and saw the physical and emotional toll it took on them and all of us who love them.

In 2006 I learned my daughter was using heroin. I fell to my knees, crying, when I found out. I thought that was the worst day of my life. Little did I know it was going to get a million times worse over the next 13 years. Not long after my daughter, I realized my brother was an addict as well. At one point they were both living on the street. I didn’t know from one day to the next if I would see either of them again.

Through the years I was mostly a social drinker but during this time I found myself using alcohol to self medicate. As I struggled to help my family, I realized I couldn't expect them to quit their drug of choice if I didn't quit mine. I knew I needed every single brain cell to figure out this situation. So I quit drinking alcohol. That was 8.5 years ago. I was blessed that it was just a simple decision for me to make. Most are not that fortunate.

During this period I learned as much as I could about addiction and recovery. Addiction does not discriminate. Most families are affected either directly or indirectly in some way. Addicts work so hard to get clean. But it’s critical that these addicts go into a living situation with some structure and accountability before going right back into the world. They need a home where they are accountable to others to pick up the pieces and thrive in their life. It’s important to have this transitional bridge between rehabilitation and becoming a productive member of society.

By the grace of God, and after several attempts at getting clean and relapsing many times, my daughter and brother were finally able to achieve sobriety after completing intensive long term inpatient treatment programs. My daughter has been clean for over 6 years and my brother has been clean for over 4 years. Both are working in the recovery field, thriving and helping other addicts and homeless. I couldn't be more proud.

Through this process I learned that there were very few affordable places for recovering addicts to live in areas that were safe. With my background in real estate, I decided to expand my focus on creating sober living homes. A new passion was born.

Our Financial Need

The start-up costs, leasing, furnishing, staffing and maintaining these homes is significant, but I believe with the support of this community we can make it happen. Our recovery community needs more affordable sober living options to set up these recovering addicts for success.

I need your support! I am seeking to raise $50,000 to help us lease and set up our first recovery/sober living home in the Scottsdale, Central Phoenix area. With my background in real estate, I am very familiar with the Valley’s housing market and the areas in which properties can be used for recovery/sober living homes.

Your Support

This is where you come in. Your donations to Amazing Grace Manor can help to create a group of recovery/sober living homes. These sober living homes provide the supportive bridge that addicts need as they take the courageous steps towards building a life of health and wholeness.

Of course we appreciate any donation but here are some options:

$25 supports 1 client, 1 daily healthy meal replacement per day for a month
$100 supports 1 client, 1 daily healthy meal replacement for 4 months
$200 supports 1 client, 1 week fee
$800 supports 1 client, 1 month fee
$4800 supports 1 client, 6 months fee
$10,400 supports 1 client, 1 year fee

A donation of a 5+ bedroom, 3 bathroom home will gladly be accepted. Please contact Founder, Debbie Engler.

With your compassion and generosity, together we can offer hope and provide stepping stones for Arizona residents to successfully rebuild their lives after addiction. Please give what you can to help launch this important initiative. Thank you so much for being part of the solution.

All my very best and blessings to you!!

Debbie Engler


  • Beth G
    • $50 
    • 25 d
  • Garrett Engler
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Kim Medd
    • $75 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • James Pompe
    • $100 
    • 5 mos


Debra Engler
Phoenix, AZ
Amazing Grace Manor
Registered nonprofit
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