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We Are The
Jace Waters Foundation

We are spreading our message of hope and compassion through advocacy and outreach activities.

Our Mission

Our Foundation works tirelessly to contribute to the greater good through scholarships for transitional living, providing awareness for substance abuse, and sharing resources with families affected by substance abuse.

About the Foundation

The foundation was formed to honor the Memory of Jace by his mother, Julie Waters. It was created to help provide a residential sober living environment for those who have completed a recovery program to help them practice life skills for a successful transition back into society.


Jace's Story

Jace Waters lost his life to a heroin overdose on May 2, 2016. He struggled with an opioid addiction for 12 years. His use of drugs began in his senior year of high school with a sport injury to his back. Jace went to college but had to drop out his junior year due to his drug use He struggled with jobs, relationships, and his own feelings of failure.

Jace was arrested several times and entered several treatment centers to help with his addiction. In one of the treatment centers, Jace turned his life back over to Jesus and said that freedom was only found in God.

Jace shared his trust in God with others in jail and rehabs. He shared that he wanted to help others with addiction by sharing his story of hope, taking an active part in helping those struggling with addiction to get help, and establishing transitional living houses. The foundation is determined to do just that.

Jace said that freedom was only found in God

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