Community Partners Network Terms and Conditions

    Whereas Partnership to End Addiction (the Partnership) is a national nonprofit organization committed to supporting the whole family as they address every aspect of substance use and addiction, from prevention to recovery, and;

    Whereas the Partnership seeks to create a Community Partners Network, to serve as a national community of nonprofit organizations dedicated to assisting families addressing substance use and/or mental health issues and enabling those organizations to share resources, foster the generation of new ideas and offer mutual support in a manner that will improve the network of care for families confronting issues of substance use and mental health, and;

    Whereas, Prospective Member seeks to join the Community Partners Network, is eligible to join and agrees to the Community Alignment Pledge;

    Now, therefore, the Partnership and Prospective Member (together, the “Parties”) agree to the following:


    The Community Partners Network shall be a group of United States-based nonprofit organizations that provide mental and behavioral health offerings in service of families supporting a loved one through issues relating to substance use. In addition to such other activities in furtherance of their shared purposes that the Community may choose to pursue, Community members will convene periodically through conference calls or web-based meeting technology to discuss issues of interest to Community members and will share resources and present information on best practices and shared values of service. Community members may provide information to other members about their services and share contacts with local groups working toward the shared purposes of the Community.


    Upon invitation from the Community Partners Network, new organizations eligible for membership will be asked to agree to an Alignment Pledge in which they will commit to shared values including collaboration, supportive feedback and treating those in crisis with kindness, compassion and empathy.

    Each member organization shall be exempt from federal income tax pursuant to Sections 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. There shall be no fees associated with membership in the Community.


    By signing this statement of Terms and Conditions, the Partnership undertakes to:

    • Host, schedule and create the agenda, in cooperation with Community members, for Community Partners Network meetings;
    • Coordinate the creation and distribution of a regular Community newsletter;
    • Create a Community LinkedIn Group and a Community member resource page; and
    • Arrange for the listing (if desired) of Community members on the Partnership website.


    Prospective Member has stated that it meets the eligibility requirements for Community membership and has agreed to the Alignment Pledge. By accepting these Terms and Conditions, Prospective Member will become a Community member. As a member of the Community, Prospective Member agrees to become an active member of the Community and to renew membership annually as long as Prospective Member wishes to remain an active Community member. Active Community membership may include the performance, when possible, of the following functions:

    • Participation in Community Partners Network events;
    • Providing feedback to the Community Partners Network including, without limitation, suggesting and describing best practices and presenting topics of interest to the
    • Contributing to the Community quarterly newsletter;
    • Suggesting shared values for the Alignment Pledge;
    • Suggesting new organizations for Community membership; and
    • Committing to a competition-free space to mutually support others working toward the shared goals of the Community.


    This agreement reflects the views and intentions of the Parties to co-operate with each other on a non-exclusive basis, expressed in good faith but without the creation of any legal obligation or the incurrence of any liability, contractual, monetary, or otherwise, on the part of any party to this agreement to any other party to this agreement. Each party shall indemnify and hold harmless the other, and the parties do not intend that any third party obtain any legal benefit from this agreement.

    In the event that business opportunities arise for the parties to this agreement, specific arrangements for any such activity or project would need to be agreed upon between the Parties in relevant separate agreements between the Parties. Each of the Parties will incur its own expenditures arising as the result of the implementation of this agreement unless otherwise specified in relevant separate agreements between the Parties.

    Nothing in this agreement will limit the right of, or prevent the Parties from entering into memoranda or arrangements with other parties with respect to any activity, project or area of co operation covered by this agreement. On the contrary, the parties agree and anticipate that the Partnership will enter into multiple agreements with other organizations that are eligible and wish to join the Community Partners Network.

    Any dispute arising out of, or in connection with this agreement will be settled amicably through consultations between the Parties.

    This agreement will become effective on the date it is agreed to by the Prospective Member and will remain in effect until either Party notifies the other Party in writing of its intention to terminate this agreement. In such case, this agreement will terminate fifteen (15) days after receipt of such notice by the corresponding Party, which in the case of the Partnership shall be addressed to General Counsel, Partnership to End Addiction, 711 Third Avenue, 5th Floor, NY NY 10017, or such other address as the Partnership may designate in writing from time to time. In the case of the Prospective Member, notices shall be addressed as specified by the Prospective Member on the Enrollment Form, or to an updated address provided by the Member.

    This Statement of Terms and Conditions may be amended by mutual written consent of the Parties.