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Recovery Ranch of Santa Ynez will open its doors to 20 men who are fighting addiction and alcoholism and were displaced from their facilities in East Texas by Hurricane Harvey, a spokesman for the structured sober living home said.
The goal is “to bring the same enthusiasm, commitment and selflessness practiced in their sober lives at The Ranch to the individuals devastated by Hurricane Harvey” by providing “a safe and welcoming refuge for those struggling with addiction … so they can continue their journey on the road of recovery,” the spokesman said.
Recovery Ranch has also started a GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/RecoveryRanchHarvey to raise funds for the hurricane victims.
In February 2015, 14 men from the program traveled to Costa Rica to build a home for then 70-year-old Emile Vasquez.
In 2016, a group of young men with nothing more than backpacks boarded a plane to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to help victims of Hurricane Matthew and returned a week later after clearing wreckage from 13 homes.
Recovery Ranch was founded to give men of all ages and walks of life the opportunity to overcome the things that encourage their dependence on drugs and alcohol while helping each other change.
The program uses John Wooden’s principles of character, work ethic and selflessness along with accountability and brutal honesty.
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