Sanctuary: Animals and Addicts
Community Change category
Amelia Sawyer pitched her idea for a place where heroin addicts find solace and purpose, beating addiction while rehabilitating animals that have been abused or abandoned at Accelerate 2016. Her vision: to bring together forgotten animals and forlorn people to find sanctuary together.
After Accelerate, she wrote that event gave her the confidence to write about and share her idea more broadly.