Awards & Testimonials


NPF has won numerous awards over the years for our work, below are just a few of those accolades:

  • Caron Community Service Leadership Award
  • NCADD and Kolmac Unsung Hero Award
  • Jewish Community Services Stronger Together Community Service Award
  • A Founding Donor of Facing Addiction the Day the Silence Ends Rally
  • Caron Foundation Partner in Recovery Award
  • Jewish Recovery Houses Partner Award


Jayne K.

Dear Perlow Family,

I have just been told that half of my stay at YAFP pretty much has been covered by your scholarship fund. I’d like to begin by saying I will not waste a penny or a second in here. My dad had to take a 2nd mortgage out on his house for this…my second time and my family’s 4th time here. I’m ready for this, i’m ready to be clean, happy, free, and live a great life. For the first time in years I don’t wanna kill myself. If it weren’t for Caron i’m not sure what I would do. I’m going to after care and i’m very excited. I’m really ready for this new journey. And if it wasn’t for you I’m not sure any of this could have happened. I could go all day, but I just wanna say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Forever grateful,

Lily S.

Dear Nikki Perlow,

I’m writing to you from Caron, to thank you for your generous gift. Without your gift, I’m not sure where I would be/ in which direction my life would be without the treatment I am receiving here at Caron. My life has been very unmanageable for a long time and this was necessary to ensure a bright future, and relief for my family and I. The community at Caron has been unconditionally supportive and this experience has been life changing. Treatment has provided me with a sense of who I am, and has given me hope and excitement for a life of sobriety. I can not thank you enough.


Lauren H.

Dear Perlow Family,

My name is Lauren and I am a recipient of the Nikki Perlow Fund Scholarship. I just wanted to take the time to say how grateful I am in your helping aid my recovery. Addiction has taken at least 4 years away from me, but because of your generosity I am on the road to recovery and will make up for time lost and reconnect with my family. Thank you again so very much, I am very appreciative.


I am a former resident of Nikki’s House, my gratitude surpasses words however, it is felt deeply. A relapse after multiple years of sobriety brought me to my knees, as a resident of Nikki’s house I learned to “stand back up”. Thank you so much for your support!

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I have such admiration for what you do and as someone who has now reaped the benefits of your work, let me say, thank you.  You made a big difference in my Recovery. Today, I am a healthy, happy and productive member of society. I am a mother, daughter, aunt and friend.  I give back to the recovery community. Without Nikki’s House, I would be none of these things.

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You and Rebecca, Cliff and Amy and your team continue to honor Nikki’s memory with your remarkable efforts to serve the recovery community.

Congratulations to all of you.

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Thank you again for accepting our request to honor the Nikki Perlow Foundation as our Partner in Recovery at our 4th Annual Recovery For Life Gala October 8th!  You both and NPF deserve to be honored for all you have done to support places like Caron, families and individuals who are in need of information, and people in recovery.

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For people untouched by addiction it seems easy to decide that addicts are monsters to be feared and that they are beyond redemption.  No doubt addicts have done many monstrous things. But each one is a unique universe, a human being, struggling with something that over took them.  How to help each one is a puzzle.  How each one can help themselves is a miracle of tenacity and hope in the face of daily hopelessness. The Nikki Perlow Foundation does amazing work in sharing this message!

Danny Donovan

I had the pleasure of knowing Nikki Perlow personally as we went to rehab together several years ago. Gary Perlow contacted me on Linkedin about the Nikki Perlow Foundation and without a doubt, I knew I wanted to donate my time to help. I hate that people die day in and day out because of addiction. If I can do one good thing to save someone’s life, I’d be willing to do that any day of the week. May you rest in peace Nikki as well as the 100’s of friends I’ve lost to this disease.