It all started with an audacious idea...

Recovery Beyond has its roots in mountaineering and the volunteer-driven Climbing Out of Homelessness Program created by Mike Johnson and Mark Ursino in 2011.

Along with a team of committed volunteers, Mike and Mark led groups of men and women from the Seattle Union Gospel Mission through a 10 month training program which culminated in a summit climb of Mt. Rainier. This story is captured in the feature documentary, A New High, released in 2015.

In 2016, Recovery Beyond Paradigm was founded as a 501c3 non-profit foundation to help expand the vision of an outdoor recovery community that would support those living in recovery from substance use.

In 2019, the name was shortened to Recovery Beyond with a renewed focus to help guide and support those in recovery who have moved beyond the initial crisis of addiction and are wondering, “What’s next?”

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower individuals in their recovery journey by offering support, education, and advocacy, while nurturing sustained health and wholeness.

Our Vision

Our vision is to enable all individuals seeking recovery to embrace the transformative power of outdoor activity and adventure for healing and growth.

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