Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the recovery of men and women transitioning through the Recovery House System in the State of NJ.

Studies show that support around issues of housing and employment for men and women in early recovery from alcohol and drug abuse increase the likelihood of their sustained recovery. Our mission is to support the recovery of men and women transitioning through the Recovery House System in the State of NJ.

This Foundation was created to benefit individuals who need support as they move through the process of getting and staying sober from alcohol and drugs.

The inspiration for the Corvino Foundation is the loss of a brother, son, and friend, Craig Corvino, who succumbed to his alcohol and drug addiction in January 2019. Craig started his journey toward recovery in the New Jersey court system and lived in a Recovery House with the goal of staying sober.

Craig’s sobriety was fleeting as his desire to get high grew and eventually overcame him when decisions about housing and work became overwhelming.

Our goal as a Foundation is to help people like Craig to overcome obstacles to making the transition to a sober living community as they leave a Halfway House by providing scholarships and a team to support and guide them.

In the end it is up to the newly sober individual to accept the gift of guidance and support, to establish a foundation of life skills to grow from.

The key to long term sobriety is a person’s ability to surrender (to ask for and accept help) and follow directions.

“When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away. From that moment on, I have not had a single compulsion to drink. And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me. I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and my attitudes”  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book), 4th Edition, P. 417