DIY Fundraising

Ethan’s Fund through Aurora Health Care supports the Culver Alumni House, a transitional, sober living facility for individuals recovering from addiction. It’s part of Aurora Health Care’s year-long addiction recovery program. Access to the Culver Alumni House Sober Living Program can literally mean the difference between life and death.

The programs offered at Culver Alumni House give people in recovery hope for a new life, helping them gradually reacclimate to the community. It’s an opportunity to practice sober living, which statistically increases the odds of long-term sobriety and lasting recovery.

Lack of a stable, alcohol- and drug-free living environment can be a serious obstacle to sustained abstinence. Destructive living environments can derail recovery for even highly motivated individuals. Sober living houses (SLHs) are alcohol- and drug-free living environments for individuals attempting to abstain from alcohol and drugs. They are not licensed or funded by state or local governments and the residents themselves pay for costs. This cost is often not something an individual early in recovery can pay for; they often do not have jobs or social support. Ethan’s Fund provides the resources to ensure that sober living is available. This can literally mean the difference between life or death.  

To learn more about how you can help, contact Judi Strout, or 414-773-4379.

Create Your Own Fundraiser Through Ethan's Fund

Are you looking for a way to honor a loved one you've lost to an overdose or addiction? Are you looking for a way to give back as a result of your own recovery?

Click below to enter the Advocate Aurora portal, where you can create a DIY Fundraiser in honor of yourself or your loved one. You'll get your own fundraising page that you can share with friends and family.

  1. Click the orange button above, that reads "Start a DIY Fundraiser". This will take you to Aurora's page.
  2. On the Aurora web page, click the blue "Start a Fundraiser" button.
  3. Select from "Create Your Own", "Athletic Event", "Special Occasions", or "Memorial", and then select either "Start a Fundraiser" or "Start a Team".
  4. Under "Select Hospital or Site", choose "Aurora Behavioral Health Services".
  5. Under "Program or Fund", choose "Ethan Monson-Dupuis Opiate Recovery Fund".
  6. Continue to follow the prompts to create your fundraiser.

Host a Special Event to Support your DIY Fundraiser

There are many ways to honor your loved one with a special event, while helping to create a positive future.

  • Birthday party (invite all the friends of your loved one to a dinner party), and instead of everyone bringing a wrapped gift they bring a monetary gift that will be given to Ethan's Fund
  • Neighborhood walk (dollars for steps)
  • Bowling event
  • Summer family reunion event (bring a dish to pass and $20 for Ethan's Fund)

Scenes From the Culver Alumni House