Ripreza Fund is a Non-profit organization designed to help those who need assistance emotionally, physically, and spiritually. That encompasses many different areas in a persons life and there is no perfect mold for helping someone. We work hard to assist those who are in need of mental health services and are willing to fight for it. This means that if a person is in recovery from a situation of abuse, trying to get out of that situation, and is struggling to pay bills, we would be willing to look at the applicant and do our best to provide assistance while allowing them to continue to have their freedom of building their own life. We never want to take away the individuals right to work through hard things. We exhaustively strive to consider helping those individuals, willing to help themselves. It is not easy deciding who needs help and who may not need it. Our goal is to stand next to the individual and help give the appropriate push toward finding the ways to help themselves. It is our belief that each person has the ability to do/work through hard things., and we never want to get in the way of that beautiful process of growth.
Why donate? The team at Ripreza Fund has may years of experience in the field of mental health. We feel that even though our way may not be the path for everyone, we offer a healthier, responsible solution by allowing the money that is donated to get into the hands that deserve it and need it most. We believe in accountability and work hard to ensure the recipients of the money understand the resources donated comes from generous individuals who work extremely hard for their money, the effort it took to raise resources, and that it is not something that is just given or expected.
We give funds directly to trusted providers who are assisting the person needing help.. This could be a therapist in the community that is approved to work with Ripreza Fund scholarships and we ask both provider and recipient to check in regularly, providing updates on progress. It takes much time and effort to manage and we believe that is what will bring about success.
We want individuals benefiting from Ripreza Fund to have "skin in the game".
Tyler grew up in Lakeshore, Utah where he learned to work hard on the family farm. Tyler lives in St George Utah and is married with two children. Tyler loves his family and works hard to provide a better life for them. Tyler graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2018 with his Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree. Tyler is a fully licensed clinical mental health counselor. Tyler has worked in the substance abuse/ mental health field the past 16 years. He is passionate about recovery and helping others out from under the grasp of addiction. Tyler has been sober since July 15, 2008 and continues to go to AA meetings and working with others in recovery. He is passionate about the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and “getting real” with clients. He strives to provide support while advocating for others in their journey towards recovery. Through his passion and ability to connect with others, Tyler founded the Ripreza Fund and the Run For Recovery in 2012. Since then Tyler has built relationships with community leaders, local treatment centers to bring awareness to mental health, addiction, and to educate families about the support available to them. Tyler knows recovery is a very personal experience and it takes a lot of love, support, and accountability.
Brody is the Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Summit View Counseling. Brody has worked in the mental health field in various capacities and specialties for 16 years. In that time he has come to understand the needs of individuals, couples, and families as they face challenges which can seem overwhelming. Brody is one of the original founders of the Ripreza Fund and helped build the foundation to what it is today.