Our Mission is to Reach Everyone In Distress
(REID) with the Healing Power of Music and Creative Expression.
Treatment alone is ineffective 40-60% of those treated for substance use disorders will experience a relapse (NIH)
Reid Elsass was a man of God, who carried a contagious smile and a heart full of compassion. We are dedicated to honoring the legacy of a man who knew love and lived his life for a greater purpose.
Reid's story is one of hope, but also of heartbreak. On June 2nd, 2019, he lost his battle with addiction. In the face of this tragedy, his family realized that more must be done to prevent others from facing the same fate. That’s why the REID Foundation was founded, to provide hope and healing through music therapy and support research into emerging treatments for addiction and mental health, and to promote changes in laws and policies.
We know the path to recovery is challenging and requires hard work, dedication, and support. That’s why we are here to offer a helping hand to those who need it most. By providing music therapy and expanding access to alternative treatments, we can provide hope and healing to those who desperately need it.
The REID Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the healing power of music and creative expression to bring “front-line therapy” and prevention to communities and those impacted by the opioid crisis, substance abuse, mental health issues, or life crisis.
REID Music Programs provide creative arts programming, training, and consultative support for community agencies through partnerships with board-certified music therapists, specially trained artists & musicians, and healthcare & education professionals to empower program participants to use, develop and explore the artist within to promote healing, growth and wellness.