About the Showcase
Break Free NYFW is a runway show with a cause. Leading the discussion on mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders within the fashion industry and beyond.
The proceeds from this show go to the Break Free Foundation, which provides scholarships to assist those seeking treatment for a substance use disorder to enter into an inpatient and outpatient program to seek recovery.
For over 50 years, Phoenix House has helped thousands of people overcome addiction in order to lead healthy, productive, and rewarding lives. In 1967, six heroin addicts came together at a detox program in a New York hospital. They moved into a brownstone in Manhattan and lived as a community; encouraging one another to stay sober. Phoenix House was born and become a model for a citywide treatment network.
We are committed to supporting individuals and families by providing a wide range of services, including treatment for co-occurring disorders. We have a specialized focus on providing services for military personnel, veterans, and their families. We offer medication assisted treatment at all of our locations.
Learn more at phoenixhouseny.org/.
Seasons in Malibu
Addiction and mental illness often occur in tandem, with one condition fueling the effects of the other. To effectively treat both, a program must include a dual diagnosis with extensive mental health treatment to begin to heal any emotional or psychological damage. As a leading provider of high-end dual diagnosis treatment in Southern California, Seasons in Malibu offers programs and services to help people find the inner strength they need to improve their lives.
We have designed a welcoming environment that uses our natural surroundings as a setting for group and individual therapy sessions. Our Seasons in Malibu team is proud to help people identify their addiction and mental health issues and work collaboratively to create an individualized treatment plan to begin a recovery journey.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Seasons in Malibu addiction treatment center, reach out to our friendly team today online at seasonsmalibu.com/ or by calling (424) 235-2009.
Mobilize Recovery is an annual experience that brings participants together to build capacity for organized community engagement for people in recovery, family members, and recovery allies. Its mission is to expand policy to support recovery, create connections to supportive services that are vital and lifesaving, and to engage affected individuals in meaningful action.
Now in its fifth year, Mobilize Recovery has become a nationwide phenomenon.
In 2022, Mobilize Recovery launched a national bus tour (Mobilize Recovery Across America) that traveled over 10,403 miles – passing over 25 states and the District of Columbia – and hosted over 35 organizing events. By the end of the tour, the bus was covered with thousands of messages and names that represented an extraordinary amount of hope.
Together as we crossed the county, we distributed over 11,000 fentanyl test strips, 10,000 doses of naloxone, hosted organizing trainings, public narrative trainings, and new ways for the recovery community to engage. In just under one month, our message of hope reached over 1 million Americans through Facebook and iHeart. Over 12,000 people attended our in-person events.
Mobilize Recovery Across America wasn’t just about hope, though; it was about action. Learn more at mobilizerecovery.org/
Curious Elixirs are booze-free craft cocktails, infused with adaptogens to help you unwind. Our beverages are handmade with the best ingredients and no refined sugar. We created Curious Elixirs because we believe non-alcoholic drinks should be unusually delicious, well-crafted, and good for bodies and souls. So we began a mission to serve up the world’s best booze-free craft cocktails.
Each flavor is a collaboration between our team of world-class bartenders, herbalists, and food scientists, and we proudly use only organic juices, herbs, spices, and botanicals to make your mouth dance.
Learn more at curiouselixirs.com/
Are you rocking a lifestyle without alcohol? The Sober Curator is your ultimate resource for all things related to recovery and zero-proof living. With a team of passionate volunteers at the helm, we are on a mission to curate, review, and contribute only the best content related to the sober lifestyle.
We won’t preach to you about the “right” way to get sober. Instead, we are here to serve as your personal concierges for life without alcohol. As your sober concierges, we understand the importance of staying entertained and informed while on the journey to sobriety. That’s why we curate, review, and contribute fun and interesting content ranging from the hottest podcasts and books to the latest fashion and music trends.
At The Sober Curator, we strive to show that sobriety doesn’t have to be dull or restrictive. Our commitment to providing exciting and informative content is designed to help you stay motivated and engaged in your journey to a sober lifestyle.
Join the revolution of those who recover out loud and discover the latest sober travel, events, merch, and more with The Sober Curator. With us by your side, you’ll have access to a world of possibilities for a vibrant and fulfilling life without the influence of alcohol.
Third Place Bar
Third Place is a series of alcohol-free events at several different venues in Manhattan & Brooklyn. We aim to provide a social space that has all of the vibes of a neighborhood bar for those who are sober, sober curious, or just taking a night off from drinking. We have a menu of non-alcoholic cocktails, beers, and sodas, and run events like trivia, movie nights, and comedy shows. We also offer non-alcoholic beverage menu consulting and can pop-up with our bar at your next event. Learn more by visiting thirdplacebar.nyc/.
Cafe Joah, a Korean cafe that opened in the East Village last summer, is running a “sober speakeasy”. The bar, called Fat Tiger, has been pouring booze-free spirits and riffs on the Negroni and Old Fashioned made without alcohol since March 24. 212 Avenue A, near East 13th Street
Front Society is a community style social event organization based out of New York, NY. It’s roots began during the COVID-19 crisis as a means for frontline workers to find a source of relief from the grind of the global pandemic.
Our community rapidly spread to others who were also feeling the effects of the world crisis. Frontline workers began inviting their friends and before long a movement had begun.
Events initially involved gatherings of ten designed to connect others during disconnected times and support the struggling local businesses of New York. Now, we focus on organizing unique experiences such as charity galas, photoshoots, and special events.
Vita Health, The Embrace Family Recovery Podcast, New York Makeup Academy, the Paul Mitchell School, Pavilion, Sanzo, Liquid Death, AVEC, Grüvi, Ritual, Flyers, Rehab Studios, The Break Free Foundation, Mocktail Mart, Ceria, NAMI NYC, BigVision, and so many more.
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The Break Free Foundation advocates to end the stigma of mental health and substance use disorders for those to and through recovery. We provide those who lack the funds to seek behavioral health and rehabilitation services with scholarships through our semi-annual Break Free NYFW runway fundraiser. We also offer monthly virtual events and hope to offer support groups online soon.
The Break Free Foundation seeks to aid individuals and families struggling with their mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders, to find viable, quality treatment through tools and resources, education, support, harm reduction, and advocacy. We aid individuals seeking recovery through the Break Free scholarship fund which sends anyone who lacks the financial resources to attend a recovery center to do so at no cost to them.
In 2022 we sent 15 individuals to a recovery center through our two scholarship offerings: one is a general offering that anyone seeking recovery can apply to through our collaboration with 10,000 Beds, and the other one is the Sergeant Tyler Memorial fund for veterans and active service members to attend a treatment facility.
In 2023, we aim to expand our scholarships to include an offering to aid individuals in seeking behavioral health services, as well as to double our scholarship offerings. We have partnered with Recovery Centers of America's South Amboy campus to offer 30 days of inpatient treatment and 30 days of outpatient treatment for 1-2 individuals in need per month for residents of New Jersey. Residents of New York, can attend RCA for a 30-day inpatient program and then attend outpatient services from Realization Center for 120 days.