"Dan's Foundation is dedicated to the memory of my beautiful son Daniel Ryan who lost his battle with addiction on June 23, 2011 at the age of 25. Sadly, Long Island and the entire country has a heroin and opiate epidemic. I am determined to help others suffering from substance abuse. Where there is life, there is hope. I hope together we can help you find your true north."
Dori Scofield created Dan's Foundation of Recovery, a 501c3 organization to assist young people seeking help and recovery for alcohol and substance abuse in April 2014.
In August, 2014 Dan's Foundation hosted the first International Overdose Awareness Day on Long Island to observe those we have lost, those who struggle and those in recovery from addiction. We continue each August to raise awareness and break the stigma of addiction!
Dan's Foundation continues the mission of hope, healing, and recovery and have successfully guided over 200 young adults to recovery as of April 2021
In life's journey, we can all lose our way... Find your true north
mission & vision
To guide and assist anyone in need of resources for addiction treatment. We hope someday our services will no longer be needed.
Our Programs include parent meetings and community awareness but our focus is on helping the addict get into treatment.
Volunteers are the backbone to any non-profit organzation. If you would like to volunteer your time to help others please call us at