“Everything must be carried out in extreme sobriety.” — Fr. Gabriele Nanni
The mission of Rhoades to Recovery is twofold:
1. To provide outreach, support, encouragement, and lifestyle modeling/training to those in search of hope, including the homeless, alcoholics, drug addicts, and veterans.
2. To provide education and support to the families of affected individuals.
“Extreme Sobriety,” a special program within Rhoades to Recovery, amplifies the mission through the physical dimensions of recovery via water and road sports (e.g., kayaking and cycling). Inspired by the remarkable story of former Recon Marine Steve Rhoades, the organization offers its services to all those seeking “a life to sober up to.”
Following the model provided—and lived—by Steve Rhoades, Rhoades to Recovery provides programs spanning speaking to interested groups to one-on-one consultation, physical training, to contemplative retreats. By freeing willing people from unhealthy lifestyles, including “state-enabled” subsistence, Rhoades coaches participants in personal responsibility and accountability as they undergo their physical and spiritual rehabilitation. Working cooperatively with the Matt Talbot Center, downtown missions, churches and other organizations, Rhoades to Recovery creates new opportunities for those seeking a return to physical, spiritual, and economic health. Equally important, Rhoades to Recovery provides much-needed guidance and education for family members of affected individuals.
Organization & Operations
Rhoades to Recovery is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Based in Bainbridge Island, WA, services are provided in the greater Seattle area, but with a goal of expanding its programs nationally.
Kitsapsun article on Steve’s trip to Alaska
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