About Us

Who We Are

The Hyer Calling Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established by labor and employment attorney Kevin Hyer and his family, for the purpose of helping to reduce the stigma of the disease of addiction in the workplace and give men and women in recovery a second chance at a career. Our philosophy is rooted in education, understanding, and community support for those we serve. We are continually working towards a world in which a prior Substance Use Disorder is not a barrier to personal and professional success.

What We Do

At The Hyer Calling Foundation, Inc., we are passionate about destigmatizing Substance Use Disorder in the workplace. Good, decent people can have a problem with drugs & alcohol and when we recover we deserve a second chance at a career. The Foundation executes our mission in two ways. First, we design highly individualized plans for our clients to achieve their career goals at no cost, that include personalized post rehab support services that insurance does not cover. Every service promotes not only securing but also maintaining long term employment. Our portfolio of services includes direct job placement, resume review, interview preparation, career counseling and coaching through ICF credentialed coaches, cash grants to acquire marketable skills, recovery friendly networking events, reference advocacy, work readiness certification, mentorship programs, internships/externships and much more. Second, the Foundation offers cultural competence training and certification to organizations on best practices in attracting, engaging and developing employees in recovery and on the business case for hiring them.

This is Hyer Calling

Our Team Members

Our Community Partners

The Amy Dietz
Memorial Labor & HR Grant

The Amy Dietz Memorial Labor & HR Grant is awarded on a rolling basis to eligible Foundation clients seeking to acquire skills training in their respective fields. The Grant is named after the late Amy Dietz, a Penn State School of Labor & HR instructor who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2018 after decades of service to the School and Penn State Communities. Amy believed passionately in the value of a fulfilling, rewarding career, and the Foundation is proud that part of her amazing legacy is helping our clients rebuild their lives in addiction recovery. If you are interested in applying for this Grant, please email Grants@HyerCalling.org

As of Jan. 29, 2024, we are not accepting any additional clients at this time. We look forward to serving you in the future and apologize for any inconvenience.