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We bridge the gap between addiction and recovery

So many men and women are struggling with mental health and addiction. We’re committed to resourcing them, and their loved ones, so everyone can emerge on the other side of addiction victorious.
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Everyone knows someone who’s been impacted by addiction

46 million people in America struggle with addiction, yet only 1 in 10 ever receive the help they need. Whether it’s you, a family member, or loved one, we all know someone who’s been affected.

No parent ever expects their child to leave this earth before them. It’s a wound that never heals.

Our founder, Shelly Vivirito, experienced this pain firsthand.

Her son, Nick, was amazing, funny, smart, kind, and for years struggled with depression and addiction.

After 10 months of sobriety, thanks in part to the team at Harris House and Learn to Live Recovery, he unfortunately passed away from a massive brain bleed in 2022. 

Before leaving us, he became a mentor and friend to many on a similar journey of recovery and always aimed to continue giving back to others.

And while Nick is no longer with us, his foundation now serves as an opportunity for all of us to bridge the gap for men and women still struggling with addiction.

It’s our mission to carry on in his place and help bridge the gap between addiction and recovery. 

Our work

Led by our founder, Shelly Vivirito, we are focused on funding and supporting addiction recovery efforts for those in need (and the ones who love and care for them) throughout the St. Louis community. All donated funds will go directly to provide treatment to those in need.


Spreading awareness and educating people about the importance of mental health and effective recovery efforts


Providing resources and financial support for men and women currently working through the addiction recovery process

In partnership with

Let’s make a difference together

Help us provide hope to men and women struggling with mental health and addiction.


Your gift today will provide funding, support, and resources to people afflicted with addiction.

Make a difference

Nick’s story has become the beginning of hope and healing for so many.

Change a life

Every dollar you give not only helps those in recovery, but also those who love and care for them.

Know the Signs of Addiction

  • Difficulties at school, disinterest in school-related activities, and declining grades
  • Poor work performance, being chronically late to work, appearing tired and disinterested in work duties, and receiving poor performance reviews
  • Changes in physical appearance, such as wearing inappropriate or dirty clothing and a lack of interest in grooming
  • Altered behavior, such as an increased desire for privacy
  • Drastic changes in relationships
  • A noticeable lack of energy when performing daily activities
  • Spending more money than usual or requesting to borrow money
  • Issues with financial management, such as not paying bills on time
  • Changes in appetite, such as a decreased appetite and associated weight loss
  • Bloodshot eyes, poor skin tone, and appearing tired or run down
  • Defensiveness when asked about substance use

The 2nd Annual
Nick Wilson Golf Classic

This yearly fundraiser is our biggest event of the year. Come golf with us, do some good, and have some fun.

October 17, 2024

Golf Tournament


“I first met Shelly when she was in search of support for her son, Nick. Now, it’s inspiring to see her turn a heartbreaking event into a call to help someone else’s child.”

— Matt Bauersachs, Learn to Live Recovery

“Shelly is one of the most loving and caring individuals we have ever known. Her determination to help others is an inspiration.” — Bonnie Barron

“This past year I was invited to play in the Nick Wilson Golf Classic. It was an honor to be a part of such a well-organized event for a wonderful cause. Shelly’s passion and dedication to this cause was evident in the success of the tournament.

– Jaime Sind


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If you care about addiction recovery and would like to give, volunteer, or learn more about how to partner with us to make a difference, please send us a message.

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