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Hanley Foundation’s mission is to eliminate addiction through prevention, advocacy, treatment, and recovery support.

Hanley Foundation envisions creating a world free of addiction. By providing evidence-based prevention programming, we’ve lifted the age of first use within Palm Beach County from age 10 in the year 2000 to age 14.5 today, with a clear focus on continuing to do better.

In 2022, we provided $7.15M in prevention and education services throughout Florida, impacting the lives of 75,000 students, parents, and caregivers.

In 2023, we are teaming up with medical and other professionals on the front lines of this epidemic to spot the signs of substance abuse and save lives. This year, the foundation also opens its new recovery center, a 20,000-square-foot facility with comprehensive prevention and recovery services. Hanley’s new center touches on all four pillars of our mission, featuring immersive, recovery-focused training and outreach programs, recovery support services, as well as recovery-focused advocacy activities.

Pillars of Our Mission

To ensure our programs and service efforts reach the people who need them most, Hanley Foundation’s mission features four primary focus areas: Prevention, Advocacy, Treatment, and Recovery Support. Operating under these pillars, our team develops deep relationships with key community partners. Together, we build programs, create services, and drive funding support for prevention and treatment programming for schools and families throughout Florida.


Hanley Foundation’s prevention initiatives aim to delay the age of an individual’s first use of alcohol. 

Prevention Programs


We work with key thought leaders to destigmatize substance use disorders and drive prevention efforts.

Recovery Support

Providing the tools to heal and the freedom to grow, we create spaces for connection and understanding. 



We join people on the road to recovery wherever they are, leveraging our expertise to maximize donor impact.


Why Hanley

Addiction touches millions of Americans annually. The statistics demonstrate a clear call to action, and Hanley Foundation is proud to rise to the occasion. Through our mission, we’re actively working to reduce the harm of substance abuse by providing prevention programming, education, and recovery support and services, in addition to funding treatment scholarships for those in need.

  • There were more than 106,000 drug-involved overdose deaths in 2021, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids.
  • Deaths from synthetic opioids (primarily fentanyl) continue to rise and were involved in 70,601 overdose deaths in 2021.
  • More than 46 million people over the age of 12 meet the criteria for having a substance use disorder in the last year.
  • 94% of people with a substance use disorder did not receive any treatment in 2021.
  • Nearly 23% of full-time college students meet the medical criteria for substance use disorders and addiction.
  • Children and teens who drink before age 15 are 6X times more likely to become addicted to alcohol than those who do not drink before age 21.
  • Prescription drug abuse is the most rapidly increasing drug abuse among teens