Helping women find light in the darkness of addiction, and celebrating recovery.


Shining Strong, Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Non-Profit Corporation with a mission to help women who are suffering from addiction, are struggling in early sobriety, or are sober and want resources to stay that way.  We are passionate about breaking down the stigma of addiction that keeps so many people stuck and alone, but ALSO celebrating the more than 23 million Americans who are currently living in long term recovery.  We do this primarily through written submissions, spoken word (through our podcast and internet talk show), but we have plans to grow Shining Strong in other areas, such as a conferences/retreats, Recovery Awareness meet-ups and partnerships with other like-minded organizations. 

Watch this inspirational video celebrating the gifts of recovery.  This video shows that RECOVERY WORKS, and it's full of beautiful and inspiring women who are on this recovery journey with us:



Shining Strong is proud to work with The Anonymous People by selling their "I Am Not An Anonymous Person" T-shirt in our Shopify store! Click on the image below to go to our store and purchse this awesome T-shirt!

Proceeds for the shirt support both The Anonymous People and the non-profit, Shining Strong.  Plus, wearing your shirt helps spread the word about this ground-breaking recovery advocacy movement!   We are grateful to work with The Anonymous People as our missions to break down the stigma of addiction and show the world that recovery WORKS are very much aligned.





Please see our tab "How You Can Help" for more information on Shining Strong, Inc.'s companies that are compatible with our mission and that dedicate 100% of their profits to supporting Shining Strong. 



This website is dedicated to the memory of Jonathan Strong

The name of the organization honors the legacy of Jonathan Strong, who was Ellie's father and who passed away in 2011.  He dedicated his life to tirelessly helping the communities he served, and he taught Ellie from an early age that giving back to your community is the most important thing one can do.


His spirit of giving back shines through all the good works we do for those struggling with the disease of addiction, and the people we help celebrate the joys of recovery.


Please visit the tabs above to learn more about our websites, our services, the community we serve, and ways you can help. ~ Thank you.



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