Riverside Recovery Resources is the dream of founders, John P “Jack” and Anne Ketsdever. Jack had been through the Long Beach Naval Hospital in 1980, and then to a men’s sober living facility.
Jack worked in two “for profit” drug and alcohol recovery facilities, and observed people being encouraged to mortgage their homes to pay the cost of a loved ones treatment.
Jack and Anne decided to do whatever it would take to establish an economical social model program. A social model program has medical and mental health professionals “on call” rather than “on staff” to keep costs as low as possible.
Working together they established Riverside Recovery Resources to meet the needs of the local community. Alcohol and drug recovery programs are available to men, women and children through individual and group counseling provided at group homes, on school campuses and various treatment centers throughout Riverside County.
Riverside Recovery Resources has been honored by many regional, state and federal organizations for its success in assisting those who suffer from the effects of drug and alcohol dependency.
Tragically, Jack Ketsdever is no longer with us as he succumbed to heart disease and COPD on March 24, 2005. Anne Ketsdever continues to serve on the Board of Directors to help guide Riverside Recovery Resources in fulfilling its mission.