When we opened the Freedom Ranch in 1972, the population of San Diego County was 1.4 million. Today it is an estimated 3.2 million. Yet the number of licensed recovery beds available in the County has only increased from 800 then to 875 beds today. The population has more than doubled and the problems of addiction (especially drugs) have grown more acute .
To meet this need, we have embarked on a long-term expansion project and have completed the "pre-development" phase in which all government requirements have been met. During this process, we have raised nearly $1.2 million which has covered many of the governmental licensing and permit requirements.
Now we are ready to begin the construction process that will bring our total number of beds to 125. Currently we house 56 men along with licensed staff.
As of 2010 there were approximately 18.7 million Americans in need of alcohol dependency treatment, Only 1.7 million Americans received it.
We are a non-profit facility and not affiliated with any one organziation or religious entity.
When you donate, you will contribute more than money. You will become a major partner in providing a healthy and productive life for hundreds of men in the throes of addiction - and aid their families and communities as well.