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September 25, 2015 • Posted in Blog, Freedom Run, Uncategorized

Freedom Run 2017

Sign up at Idlewild Park for the July 1, 2017 Annual Freedom Run or contact Bob Barsanti at (775) 322-8941 at the office or email at  bbarsanti@ridgehouse.org for more information.

September 22, 2014 • Posted in Blog, Recovery, Ridge House, Substance Abuse

National Recovery Month – Noelle’s Recovery Story!

“For me, recovery means forgiveness, this time I learned to forgive myself.” Noelle comes from a very religious, upper middle class family in Rhode Island. Her mother was physically, mentally and emotionally abusive. Growing up, she had more broken bones in her body than she can remember, “My dad taught me how to take a […]

December 5, 2013 • Posted in Uncategorized

Ridge House Q&A

Check out Ridge House’s IAmA, a Q&A on the website reddit.com! http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1s68d3/iama_ridge_house_incorporated_we_are_doing/

March 4, 2013 • Posted in Blog

A look at those served by the Ridge House

Every client of The Ridge House has three things in common:  They have a history of substance abuse, they have been convicted of a felony, and they have a genuine desire to change their lives for the better.  “We come here broken” says former client and current staff member Rene Brooksher.  Rene recalls feelings of […]

February 20, 2013 • Posted in Blog

Here’s your chance to provide feedback about the Ridge House

  We want your feedback! The Ridge House is taking a serious look at adding a new project to provide our clients with outstanding new skills and employment…at the same time. Your input will help us make the right decision. With the guidance of Pete Parker and his firm, NPcatalyst, we are conducting a “feasibility”study […]

February 19, 2013 • Posted in Blog

Reducing recidivism

Did you know that Reno’s crime ‘index’ is 20. This means that Reno is safer than only 20% of US cities. Additionally, there are 75 crimes per square mile in Reno. The national average is 39.6. People who have multiple offenses, prior charges and prior incarcerations make up more than 60% of new admissions to […]

February 14, 2013 • Posted in Blog

Congratulations Rene!!!

Rene’s story… I have been a client at the Ridge House twice. I came in 1998 from my first prison sentence. I graduated successfully however after staying in recovery for 2 years I started bartending and that led to hanging with the wrong crowd and I ended up relapsing. I was sentenced to prison again […]

July 7, 2012 • Posted in Blog

Healthy Recovery

Healthy Recovery We have found that teaching former offenders about nutrition and exercise is paramount to a healthy recovery from substance abuse and mental health disorders. Many studies have proven that appropriate food intake is essential to the healthy functioning of the human brain including the reestablishment of neural pathways that may have been damaged […]

June 14, 2012 • Posted in Blog

Update for Workforce Development

Update for Workforce Development Workforce Development has grown by leaps and bounds this past quarter. In March, we did our first Career Resource Fair for the year, and it was a huge success. We had over 7 employers and 9 resource agencies present, and although it snowed, we had over 100 clients attend. Our publicity […]