Some History

Amare: Transforming Lives, Families, and Communities

Founded in 2015 by Ty Bechel, Amare emerged from his realization that his community was grappling with the devastating effects of drug and alcohol addiction, among other challenges. Ty recognized that the existing approach to recovery and healing was fragmented and divided. Clinical treatment agencies and 12-step recovery support groups were engaged in an unproductive battle, each advocating for their own approach. This disjointed landscape called for a new, community-based method to recovery and healing, thus giving rise to the trifecta approach of working on recovery, education, and awareness with individuals, families, and the community as a whole.

Originally named “Enough,” Ty encountered a roadblock when he discovered that the name was already in use after conducting a search on the State of Illinois’ business database. While Ty was learning how to develop a website using a drag-and-drop service, Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore” happened to be playing on the radio. Intrigued by the word “amore,” which means love in Italian, Ty delved deeper and discovered that the corresponding verb for love in Italian is “amare.” Recognizing the power of verbs as action words, Ty made the decision to rename the organization Amare. By embracing love in action, Amare aimed to facilitate transformative changes in the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

At Amare, we firmly believe in the potential of love as a catalyst for positive change. Through our community-based approach, we strive to empower individuals on their journey to recovery and healing. We recognize that the path to recovery extends beyond individual efforts and encompasses the well-being of families and communities. By addressing the multifaceted aspects of recovery, education, and awareness, Amare creates a holistic support system that fosters lasting change.

Our commitment to transformation goes beyond mere rhetoric. Through a range of comprehensive programs and initiatives, we actively engage with individuals, families, and the wider community. Our dedicated team of professionals combines clinical expertise, evidence-based practices, and compassionate support to guide individuals towards long-term recovery. By offering educational resources, workshops, and community events, we aim to raise awareness about addiction and related issues, mitigating the stigma surrounding them.

Amare believes that love in action can truly make a difference. By fostering a sense of unity, understanding, and compassion, we strive to create a society where recovery and healing are embraced without judgment. We invite you to join us in our mission to transform lives, strengthen families, and uplift communities through love, support, and action.

Our Mission

We will educate, empower, and provide compassionate recovery support services for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and their families to strive toward the overall wellness and stability of our community.

We focus on Your Personalized Recovery Plan

Embarking on a transformative journey of overcoming substance abuse and embracing recovery can be daunting and frustrating. At times, it may seem like a labyrinth with no clear path forward, leaving families unsure about the next step to take. At Amare, we understand these challenges, and our dedicated team of trained recovery coaches and staff are here to guide you every step of the way.

We recognize that each recovery journey is unique, and as individuals evolve, so do their needs. With our 3-6 month Recover Together program, our coaches collaborate with you, ensuring a personalized recovery plan tailored specifically to your circumstances. Whether you’re striving to reinstate your driver’s license, secure gainful employment, find suitable housing, or achieve other goals, we are committed to supporting you through the ever-changing dynamics of your recovery.

Amare takes a holistic approach to recovery, focusing not only on overcoming addiction but also on empowering you to thrive in various aspects of life. Our dedicated attention spans essential life domains that form the foundation for fulfilling your purpose and leading a healthy, sustainable life.

With Amare, you don’t have to face the challenges of recovery alone. Our team can help guide you towards a brighter future.

  • It is your recovery plan, we just help you through your journey.

  • Your assigned coach isn’t there to tell you what to do, but to provide support and help you make the decisions you want.

  • Everyone deserves health, happiness, and stability. Amare helps you get there.

Amare’s Vision & Promise

1. Recovery Support Services, 2. Education & Awareness, 3. Communal Support, and 4. Advocacy

Amare will lead in broadening awareness, responsibility, accountability, and the well-being for communities county-wide. Volunteers, employees, and board members will work together with individuals and their environments. We will consult, encourage, and provide extended programs and services as an integral part of an open and quality-based organization.

Welcome to Amare, where our commitment (promise) lies in serving individuals, families, and communities. We understand the toll addiction takes on everyone involved, and our promise is to provide assistance that fosters improved lives and a sense of fairness and kindness for all.

At Amare, we firmly believe that there is hope and a brighter tomorrow for those we serve. We are here to extend our support and assure you that you are not alone in your journey. Our mission is to empower individuals to overcome addiction and build a better future.

By working with Amare, you can expect a compassionate and comprehensive approach to addiction recovery. We strive to tailor our services to meet your unique needs, recognizing that every person’s path to recovery is different. Our experienced team of professionals that are in recovery themselves is committed to walking alongside you, providing the guidance, resources, and care required to make lasting positive changes.

Our promise to you is to create an environment of empathy, respect, and non-judgment. We are dedicated to treating each individual with the utmost compassion and understanding. By working together, we can foster a sense of community and collective healing.

There is hope, even in the darkest times. With Amare working by your side, you can embark on a journey of transformation and discover a life free from addiction.

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