A Recovery Community Organization

Where individuals and families come to start their recovery journey from the impacts of addiction. Recovery coaching and recovery support services done right.

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Monday – Thurs. 8:30 – 4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 – 2:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 – 2:30 PM

618-251-9790, ext. 207

Welcome to amare, NFP: A Recovery Community Organization

We are proud members of the Riverbend growth association and the association of recovery community organizations. we believe in helping individuals and families in Discovering the 4 dimensions of recovery through our strength-based, person-centered, and recovery-focused services.


Amare’s staff is unique with everyone being a person in recovery. We are highly trained in recovery support services like recovery coaching, peer support, linkage/referral to residential/detox treatment and other resources, support all pathways to recovery (AA, NA, Refuge Recovery, SMART Recovery, etc.), and believe in helping everyone, including families, without judgement and discrimination that need assistance with recovery and overall health regardless of race, color, creed, or sexual orientation.

Ty A. Bechel
Ty A. BechelExecutive Director & Lead Recovery Coach
Ty, Founder and Executive Director, holds his Bachelor’s in Communication, Master’s in Nonprofit Management, and is certified through the State of Illinois as a National Recovery Coach. Outside of Amare, he is the founder of a nonprofit community garden, Renegade Gardens, and is a freelance journalist for multiple publications. Ty has been an agent of change for the local recovery community.
Jason Farley
Jason FarleyRecovery and Whole Health Coach
In addition to being one of Amare’s top trained recovery coaches, Jason is a veteran of the United States Navy and has also has an extensive background in mental health services and advocacy.
Rick Richardson III
Rick Richardson IIIRecovery Navigator
Rick is no stranger to adversity and his passion and humility makes him one of the best recovery support staff anyone could ask for.
Tyrone Hill
Tyrone HillOpioid Response Project Coordinator
Tyrone is one of the most honest men anyone could meet and his passion for recovery and helping others is top-notch because of it. He is also a recovery coach for Oxford Houses in the metro-east.
Alida Barela
Alida Barela Recovery Coach - Intern
Alida is an intern from the SIUE CRSS/CPRS program and has a passion for helping individuals find recovery and healing.
Abby Peal
Abby PealFamily Recovery Coach - Intern
Abby is an intern from the SIUE CRSS/CPRS program and looking to make a difference in families and their loved one’s lives.


We provide non-clinical recovery support services at no cost to individuals and families in the Illinois riverbend and Metro-east w/ or w/out insurance.



If you are interested in getting into residential treatment/detox/medical stabilization, receiving recovery coaching/support, or need narcan (we are a distribution site), come visit us during business hours at 144 E. Ferguson Ave., Wood River, IL and come to the back parking lot and let the rFM staff know you are there to see Amare.

trained recovery coaches


All of our recovery coaches and staff have lived experience and are trained in recovery coach services.

Friendly support


Our team understands that you or your family have been through a lot and we want to help you holistically in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Change Can be scary


One thing all of our staff are aware of is the frightening thoughts of change that come with recovery in the early stages. We are with you every step of the way to help ease the process and transition of change.

Recovery Support Survey

Get a head start on receiving help from Amare and a recovery coach with getting into residential treatment, detox, and other needed resources by completing this 60-second survey.

Relationship to Recovery *
Status *
Gender *
Race *
Where Do You Live? *
Recovery Needs (select all that apply) *
Last Time You Used A Drug
Challenging Substances
What Type Of Insurance *
Do You Need Narcan (opioid overdose reversal drug)?