Denver, CO (October 19, 2021) The Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that fosters a supportive, sober active community for individuals recovering from substance use, announced it is expanding into Livingston and Missoula to bring recovery support to the region. The Phoenix will offer free in-person programs to provide critical support and connection to individuals in recovery from substance use. All classes will be free, and the only requirement to participate is 48 hours of continuous sobriety.

Livingston and Missoula will be added to the growing list of communities in Montana where The Phoenix has presence, joining Billings and Columbus. The Phoenix’s Montana expansion was made possible by AMB West Philanthropies and other philanthropic partners, including Stand Together Foundation. The Phoenix aims to support individuals battling with substance use on their road to recovery as part of its organizational mission to impact one million people within the next four years.

“We are excited to bring The Phoenix to the Livingston and Missoula areas and offer strength and connectivity to those in recovery,” said Dana Smith, National Engagement Director of The Phoenix. “The Phoenix is an inclusive community that empowers our members to rise above substance use by leveraging the transformative powers of social connection and physical activity. We are grateful for the support of AMB West Philanthropies and other supporters who are aiding The Phoenix’s goal to help our members heal and thrive in recovery.”

“It’s important to us to invest in nonprofit organizations that have proven results in improving the quality of life for Montana residents,” said Tawnya Rupe Mraz, Senior Program Director, AMB West Philanthropies. “We’re proud to join other funders in expanding the presence of The Phoenix so that we can together address one of the most critical issues in our state.”

The Phoenix’s programming in Livingston will be led by Kelly Miller, a local Montanan who is deeply embedded in the area’s recovery community. Miller is the founder of Movement Collaborative, a nonprofit that offers wellness activities. She will develop programming that will start in Livingston later this year. Locals interested in signing up for classes, volunteering or attending virtual programs can visit or email

The Phoenix is hiring a Program Manager in Missoula to launch programming in the area. Ties to the recovery community in Montana are preferred. Interested candidates can apply by visiting the jobs page at

Since 2006, The Phoenix’s free sober active community has inspired more than 65,000 people across America to believe they have the strength to rise from the ashes of addiction through the support of those who are walking that very same path. Through its brick-and-mortar locations in major municipalities across the U.S., such as Boston, Mass. and Denver, Colo., along with an extensive online offering of live-stream and virtual programming, the nonprofit organization aims to redefine the addiction recovery process through its innovative model that is designed to facilitate human connection in a supportive environment and eradicate the stigma of substance use. Physical and other group-focused activity is the mechanism through which The Phoenix introduces individuals to the safe and supportive ‘sober active community’ at the heart of the program’s success.

For those seeking assistance or simply wanting to learn more, visit The Phoenix’s website at  Programs are free thanks to the generous support of local community members and foundations. To donate to The Phoenix, visit

About The Phoenix

The Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that fosters a free sober active community for individuals recovering from substance use and those who choose to live a sober life. Since launching programs in Colorado in 2006, more than 65,000 people have walked through their doors nationally. By leveraging the intrinsic power of physical activity and social connection, participants build confidence and find the support they need to live productive and fulfilling lives in recovery. The Phoenix events are free to anyone with at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety from alcohol and nonprescription drugs. Instructors are either in recovery themselves or supporters with a strong tie to the mission and desire to make a difference. The Phoenix helps individuals rise from the ashes of addiction and pursue lives full of hope. For programming, follow The Phoenix on Facebook or visit for more information.

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