Jamie Daniels Foundation

Who We Are

Providing education, resources, guidance and support.

Affecting change
through hope
and support.

Ken Daniels and Lisa Daniels-Goldman established the Jamie Daniels Foundation in memory of their late son, Jamie, who died from an overdose at the age of 23 while receiving treatment for a Substance Use Disorder. Despite the support of his family, Jamie’s life was tragically lost due to substandard care and the predatory practices that exist in the billion-dollar addiction and substance use recovery business. Today, we are driven to affect change, by providing hope and support to families of children, youth and young adults struggling with Substance Use Disorder.

Our hope is to save others’ lives by providing education, resources, guidance and support to those struggling with substance use or know someone who is.

What drives us

Substance Use Disorder does not discriminate. It knows no socio-economic boundaries; it affects the young and the old and strikes the rich and the poor. Jamie’s story motivated us to create a foundation to support efforts to prevent substance abuse, aid those in recovery, and reduce the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder.

What drives us

Substance Use Disorder does not discriminate. It knows no socio-economic boundaries; it affects the young and the old and strikes the rich and the poor. Jamie’s story motivated us to create a foundation to support efforts to prevent substance abuse, aid those in recovery, and reduce the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder.

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OUR MISSION

The Jamie Daniels Foundation seeks to end the stigma that is fueling the substance use crisis.

OUR MISSION

We envision a
world where...

  • Stigma is no longer a barrier to seeking help for substance abuse.
  • Prevention is possible and recovery is achievable.
  • Families who are struggling have hope.
  • Those in recovery have the opportunity to live their best lives.

Our focus

The Jamie Daniels Foundation grants funds to support community partners that provide programs, resources, and solutions that address the ongoing drug epidemic in our country. The foundation also advocates for legislative change as it relates to drug use and prescribing. Our primary focus is on children, young adults (up to age 24), and their families who are battling Substance Use Disorder through three key initiatives: Prevention, Recovery, and Stigma Reduction.

“I’m not alone in my struggle, thanks to the Collegiate Recovery Program at MSU. I have an expert to help guide me. This is quite seriously a life changing program, and it is comforting to know that these services are available to help struggling college students like myself live a better life.”

Collegiate Recovery Student

“Receiving the Jamie Daniels Scholarship at MSU has relieved a tremendous amount of stress from my life during uncertain times. I have been sober for six months now and my connection with my family has been rekindled.”

Collegiate Recovery Student

“The continued partnership with Jamie Daniels Foundation and the funding provided is not only helping CRC continue to establish itself, but also creating an environment for students in which they are finding academic success.”

Dennis Martell, Ph.D.

Director, Health Promotion Michigan State University

“Living in transitional housing for the first  time in my life has given me the opportunity to change my life for the better. It gave me the accountability to get my own life back on track.”

COVID Emergency Grant Recipient

“Not only are we helping the student manage their substance use, but we are also helping them to achieve academic success, career aspirations, and helping the relationships with their families.”

Tammie Fogal, B.S., M.A.

Ten16 Recovery Network

“The Central Michigan Collegiate Recovery, Education and Wellness (CMCREW) program exists to create a community of support for these students, so they don’t have to choose between earning a degree or maintaining their recovery.”

Jessica Miller

Ten16 Recovery Network

“At MSU, the CRC has been the foundation of my social life and growth, allowing me to meet amazing, likeminded, and supportive people. I am very thankful for the CRC and all those who want to make a difference.”

Collegiate Recovery Community Student

Michigan State University

“One of the main pillars of being in recovery is the love from one person to another. This fellowship allows individuals in recovery to realize they are NEVER alone and that they are surrounded by other individuals who can relate to problems they thought no one else could relate to.”

Collegiate Recovery Community Student

Michigan State University

“Access to the CMU-CREW program and the services they provide have been invaluable to me. Struggling with addiction recovery certainly can have a stigma attached to it, particularly in a collegiate setting where sobriety is not necessarily encouraged or celebrated. Having access to these services has helped me work through issues with recovery and to regain control of my life by establishing new ways of dealing with stress and the emotional rollercoaster that is life.”

Collegiate Recovery Community Student

Central Michigan University

“Without the on campus availability of these services, the thought and stress of adding on another expense and taking more time out of a hectic schedule, I probably would not have chosen to seek counseling and help for my addiction recovery. Previously, cost has been a limiting factor in seeking help for mental health issues and addiction recovery. For those of us struggling on limited budgets we simply cannot afford another expense, free access to these services makes the difference for college students like myself.” 

Collegiate Recovery Community Student

Central Michigan University