Donate to the John Volken Academy

Your Support Changes Lives

Due to the generous support of our donors and partners, we are able to provide affordable drug and alcohol addiction rehab to the people who need it most.

Typically, accessing even short-term treatment is impossible for many people due to the high costs associated with getting the help they need. Our highly subsidized program makes it possible for everyone to have a second chance.

Since 1998, the John Volken Academy has changed thousands of lives. For a one-time intake fee of $5000, our students have access to treatment, healthy meals, safe housing, job/skills training, and education for the duration of their stay.

Our students go from being homeless, hungry, and desperate, to thriving individuals and productive members of society. Many of them go on to get married, have children, buy houses, and start businesses. They also continue to serve others and give back to their communities.

We could not provide all of this without your help!

A donation acknowledgment letter will be sent to you for your tax filing purposes.

John is often asked why he embarked on this demanding mission. A typical response is:

“The other day, a student made a rather serious mistake…that’s expected. It gave me an opportunity to spend some time with him. After our “heart to heart” we hugged and I told him that I loved him. He responded with tears and said, “My father never said that to me…and how can you love me after all the stupid things I have done?” I reassured him that his mistakes were behind him, and that he was on his way to a new life. That is what the John Volken Academy is all about. Forgiveness and change. There are tears, there are laughs, there is hope, there are struggles, there is change…The transformations are incredible! Every day I am grateful to God for the opportunity to be part of changing lives.”