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About Us


The Chris Atwood Foundation was created in 2013 after The Atwood Family lost their son and brother, Chris, to an accidental overdose at age 21.

The CAF is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that creates recovery ready communities through free harm reduction and recovery support services, resources and education.

We do this by:


Educating the community about the disease of addiction 

Creating recovery ready communities

Training the community on how to administer naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose

Providing free life saving naloxone

Providing low-barrier harm reduction resources and recovery support

Providing Recovery Housing Scholarships

Providing free Peer Recovery Support Specialists for individuals 

Providing Family Support Services and resources 

Advocating for legislative and policy changes that promote equitable access to life saving measures and supports


Guiding Principles

Learn about the beliefs that guide our work.



Learn more about Chris Atwood and his story. Our foundation was created in

his memory.

Meet The CAF

Learn about our hardworking staff and why our work means so much to them.

Meet the Board

Learn about our diverse and qualified board and how their backgrounds influence

our work.

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