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.
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.