Ruthie Trammel's Champions for Compassion exists to carry on the legacy of Ruthie Trammel by:
You would be surprised to find that some people are hindered in their recovery simply because they cannot make it to treatment. RTC4C wants to remove the barrier of transportation by providing bus passes and bicycles for the primary purpose of staying engaged in recovery and maintaining employment.
Awareness is the first step to a compassionate, informed response to the needs of people who are in the process of recovery or living with mental challenges. We would like to continue building bridges and facilitate conversations between mental health specialists and other professions within our community. We aim to slow the revolving doors to our hospitals and jails and open the doors to our local churches.
We support continuing education of people on the front lines of mental health and substance abuse recovery. Ruthie was a big fan of Dialectial Behavior Therapy. We hope to make seminars and learning opportunities available to more people in our communities who are providing direct services to people who are in the process of overcoming dependency on substances and mental health challenges.
As we remove the obstacles of shame and transportation and cultivate a community that is prepared to celebrate the progress of those in recovery, we restore hope for individuals in the throes of addiction.