April 7, 2009
Avenues 12 was founded and applied for a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. We formed a Board of Directors comprised of creative and dedicated members of the Daytona community. Our 10 board members encompass a broad range of professions, from law to marketing, finance, and real estate.
October 16, 2009
To meet a severe gap in services available in East Central Florida, Avenues 12 located a property that could house 12 beds and opened our first recovery residence, serving exclusively, women who are in the post in-patient alcohol recovery treatment process.
November 2009
Commenced networking and collaborating with a large network of community providers including Haven Recovery, Stewart Marchman Act detox and WARM, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, and the Salvation Army.
January 2010
  • Our first Daytona News Journal article was written about Avenues 12 and the program that we offer women.
  • Avenues 12 was officially recognized as a chartered non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.
February 2010
Commenced partnerships with Bethune Cookman University and Daytona State College to assist and train students in their internship programs on our aftercare program.
March 2010
Commenced partnerships with Center for Business Excellence, Career Source, and the Goodwill Career Center to aid our Members with their employment needs and various opportunities available to them.
October 16, 2010
In response to a consistently full waiting list of potential Members. Avenues 12 purchased, renovated, and opened our second house bringing an additional 13 beds.
January 2011
  • Had a second Daytona News Journal Article written about the needed expansion and purchasing of another house to accommodate additional women in need from our local and surrounding communities.
  • Commenced a partnership with Daytona State College’s Nursing Program and the University of Central Florida internship program. We joined the COH (Coalition on the Homeless) Continuum of Care, One Voice for Volusia, The Substance Abuse Task Force, Volusia/Flagler Behavioral Health Consortium, and the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.
January 2012
Avenues 12 was featured in Think Healthy magazine and an additional article was written in the Daytona News Journal concerning the remarkable changing we have made in our local and surrounding communities due to our excellent program criteria for women suffering from substance addiction
January 2012/2013
Became and remain a United Way participating agency through the Women’s Initiative of Volusia/Flagler Counties.
February 2013
Became accredited through FARR (Florida Association of Recovery Residences) and NARR (National Alliance of Recovery Residences). Our Executive Director, Kay Hayes, sits on the Board of Directors with FARR.
March 2013
Purchased a third property, a 10-unit apartment building to house 21 women, for Member’s growing needs and to provide an additional phase towards long term housing.
April 2013
Had another promising article written about the success of the Avenues 12 program through the Daytona News Journal.
May 2013
  • Started renovations on our 10 unit “Sober Apartments”.
  • Began moving women into renovated apartments. These women have been successful in our program for 6-9 months, but want to remain with the program for an additional 12 to 24 months. The apartments allow women to live in a sober environment while continuing their education and career building. Many women living in the sober apartments are rebuilding their family/children relationships as well.
June 2013
Became a member of the FADAA (Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association).
August 2013
Became a member of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce.
May 2014
  • Ormond Beach Leadership Group 2014 funded and built a 6-foot security fence around the perimeter of our 821-Sober Apartments.
  • Becks Wholesale Nurseries donated landscaping for the front and side of our 821-Sober Apartments.
  • We were accepted into the Framing Hope Partnership-Home Depot. This was developed through the Good 360 Program. We now will be able to accept donations from local Home Depots.
  • Avenues 12 was voted the top-rated Nonprofit of the Year by Great Nonprofits.
June 2014
A wonderful article written about Avenues 12 in the Plantation Living Magazine,”The House That Kay Built”
September 2014
Joined the National Association of Professional Women
October 2014
  • Avenues 12 was featured in a new section of the News Journal called “Physicians Guide”
  • Continental Who’s Who Registry of National Business Leaders.
November 2014
Article written in Women of Distinction Magazine about our Executive Director-Kay Hayes.
December 2014
Received our first of many grants from The Paul B. and Constance D. Hunter Charitable Foundation.
Won a grant reward from the Simon J. Peabody Indigent Care Grant.
  • Executive Director, Kay Hayes, was voted VIP Woman of the Year for the National Association of Professional Women
  • Received grants from: United Way of Volusia/Flagler Counties Women’s Initiative, Goody Two Shoes Foundation, Lacey Family Charitable Foundation, and The Hunter Foundation
  • Received funding from the Walt Disney World VoluntEARS program. (Employment volunteer program designed to aid non-profit organizations).
January 2015
Avenues 12 began a new program called, “The Community Assistance Program”, geared to assist indigent women in our area. Our goal is to help get women off the streets and provide the assistance needed to reach their goals in life, while maintaining a substance free lifestyle.
March 2015
Four (4) single apartments were renovated in order to accommodate woman with one (1) year or more of continuous recovery in our current Sober Living Apartments as part of our growing need for extended housing.
April 2015
Collaborated with Stewart Marchman Act- WARM participants to house women and support their aftercare program needs.
June 2016
Joined the Florida Non-Profit Alliance
July 2016
After a new law was passed in the state of Florida, stating every recovery residence must fall under new guidelines of operations. Avenues 12 became the only state certified recovery residence in Volusia County through FARR (Florida Association of Recovery Residences), which became the governing entity for the Department of Children’s and Families.
September 2016
Avenues 12 won The Community Service Award from Volusia County Drug Court for outstanding work for our continuous efforts in serving our local and surrounding communities
October 2016
Due to the growing need for long term recovery housing for women in Volusia County, we proceeded to locate and open another residence. This house is designed to allow women to experience a more independent lifestyle before moving into our Sober Living Apartments. This house accommodates an additional nine (9) women.
October 16, 2016
Avenues 12 celebrated our seven (7) year anniversary since we opened our doors to allow women a chance at a new life.