We are A Life Worth Saving Foundation
A lack of funds should not be a reason to get the help you need and deserve."A life Worth Saving" nonprofit providing financial support to families of chemically dependent young adults and adolescents who need additional funds to cover costs of treatment and recovery.
Addiction knows no boundaries and can happen to anyone no matter where they live, no matter what advantages they do or do not have, or what race or nationality they are. The financial burden for successful treatment and recovery is overwhelming. Parents are scared and desperate, with good reason. Families and the addicted person can start to lose hope.
A Life Worth Saving offers financial support for families of chemically dependent adolescents and young adults ages 13-26. Health insurance often provides coverage only for inpatient treatment of 28-60 days, and sometimes pays for no rehabilitation at all. A Life Worth Saving is filling in that insurance gap for people who have exhausted their benefits or have none.We support substance abuse recovery by providing funds for treatment, sober living, travel expenses and ancillary services.
Without caring, supportive people we cannot provide the life saving help these young people need. Your support helps them realize their dreams, live healthy productive lives and facilitate the recovery they deserve. Your investment helps families work for a new direction, steering them away from their despair towards a road filled with hope. You save lives!
“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” ― Roy T. Bennett
My passion for working with families that have adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction was born out of my experience with my own son’s addiction. As a parent I realized that what I was going through was one of the toughest things I’d ever faced, both personally and as a family. I never thought my family would be going through this type of experience.
I’ve had the opportunity to talk to parents going through exactly what I had gone through and realized that our stories are all the same, just different players. We all love our families; we love our children and only want what’s best for both. Having a child dealing with addiction, affects all of us emotionally, spiritually, financially and as a community.
The financial burden is overwhelming. Insurance usually covers a good portion of primary treatment, but aftercare and sober living, much less if at all. A successful recovery hinges on participating in all 3 of these steps. Our goal is to fill in the gaps financially so that no one is denied a chance at a complete recovery. We are dedicated to “Investing in Families”, Restoring Hope” and “Saving Lives”.
Our Dedicated Team
“True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.” ― Sheri Dew
Dr. Noel Fuller DMD PA / Board Member
Noel is an endodontist as well as an author. He began his private practice in Rock Hill, SC in 1980 and is still practicing today. He has a heart for missions and has been on over 50 different foreign mission trips. He is presently active in establishing a dental outreach for the indigenous people groups in Guyana and Jamaica.
Howard Nicholson / Board Member
Bio to come.
Mike Sayler / Board Member
Mike is the founder of "A Life Worth Saving". His passion for helping families with adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction was born out of his own experience with his son’s addiction. As a parent he realized that what he was going through was one of the toughest things he had ever faced, both personally, financially and as a family.
Robyn Nicholson MA, LPC, NBCC / Advisory Board
Robyn is a licensed professional counselor who works at Agape Christian Counseling in Charlotte. Her counseling experience includes working with people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Because she believes that addiction is a family disease, she also works with family members in their own recovery process. Robyn has been married to Howard for 38 years. They have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren .
Pending / Advisory Board
Bio coming soon.
Pending / Advisory Board
Bio coming soon.
“Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help. This week reach to someone that might need a lift”
1Why are you doing this?
My passion for working with families that have adolescents struggling with substance abuse and addiction was born out of my experience with my own son’s addiction. I have since learned addiction knows no boundaries and can happen to anyone no matter where they live, no matter what advantages they do or do not have, or what race or nationality they are. The financial burden for a successful treatment and recovery is overwhelming.
2Can you tell me more about A Life Worth Saving?
A Life Worth Saving is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization founded by Mike Sayler to provide financial help and bring Hope to families of chemically dependent adolescents. We are the only local organization providing this type of support.
3Where does the money go?
Assistance is typically paid to a certified facility, organization or sober living home. We rarely if ever pay direct to a family member.
4How do you determine assistance eligibility?
Our dedicated Advisory Board made up of clinical professionals reviews every application and weighs them against our established criteria.
5Does the money need to be paid back?
Absolutely not! Although we do required recipients to help us get the word out by sharing their experience with "A Life Worth Saving" friends and family and sharing our cause on their social media. Click here for sharing ideas.
6How can I help?
Please go to our "Ways to Give" page for details.