RECENTER IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO HELP INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PREDOMINATELY HOMELESS RECOVER FROM ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ADDICTION IN ORDER TO LEAD MORE PRODUCTIVE LIVES.
HOPE • HEALING • HOME
WHO WE ARE
RECENTER IS A NONPROFIT STRIVING TO AID PREDOMINATELY HOMELESS MEN AND WOMEN WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTIONS THROUGH SERVICES AND PROGRAMS IN HOUSTON. SUBSTANCE ADDICTION IS A LARGELY MISUNDERSTOOD PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM; THE SOLUTION IS PEER SUPPORT, STRUCTURE, AND ACCOUNTABILITY. RECENTER EQUIPS PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION WITH THE TOOLS TO REBUILD AND RECLAIM THEIR LIVES.
WHAT WE DO
We assist in creating healthy lifestyles by establishing productive habits and routines, including obtaining gainful employment, volunteering in the community, and paying monthly rent.
We support those in recovery through ongoing programs, case management and services including hosting of open Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Cocaine Anonymous meetings.
We provide onsite housing and meals for men and women recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction, offering an affordable alternative for those wishing to re-enter society as productive citizens.
WHY WE WORK
We know that environment plays a part in recovery, and our newly renovated and redesigned facilities are ideal for supporting residents through this process. We offer on-campus living, a structured and comfortable place to call home for residents while they recover from their chemical dependency. We also offer non-medical detox, in a supportive, serene atmosphere during the first few days of recovery.
The addiction is not the person. One piece at a time, we work with residents to learn the tools and skills necessary to rebuild their self-confidence and sense of self, torn down by addiction. Repairing relationships with families, friends, employers, and society becomes possible through group meetings led by those who have who have seasoned recovery. We take a holistic approach to healing, focusing on the mind as well as the body. We walk side by side with residents to restore a life truly worth living.
There is life beyond addiction. We support residents in rebuilding independence through employment. We help residents find jobs and work with them to develop the skills and habits they need to maintain their success. Through this encouragement and care, we help residents find a balanced, hopeful, and sober life.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BERNARD L. HEBINCK - CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
PARTNER AT HEBINCK AND ALTER
Burney Hebinck is the senior partner in the law firm of Hebinck & Alter. He has practiced law for 54 years, including three years as a Judge Advocate on active duty with the United States Air Force. Hebinck served for 28 years as an Air Force reservist, retiring in 1993 as a colonel. Hebinck serves as a board member and legal counsel for St. Dominic Village, Weather Research Center, and Reva’s Petting Zoo, all of which are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.
FREDERICK J. DAILEY - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TRIAL ATTORNEY AT DAILEY LAW FIRM
Fred Dailey is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a trial attorney who has practiced in Houston for more than thirty years. Dailey completed his undergraduate studies at Villanova University and earned his law degree at Delaware Law School. Dailey has served as a CPA in a variety of industries, including real estate, construction, banking, and auditing prior to establishing his law firm 25 years ago. During his thirteen-year tenure onrecenter’s board of directors, Dailey served in various officer positions prior to his current role.
ANDREW J. MARTIN - VICE CHAIRMAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT SEQUENCE FINANCIAL SPECIALISTS, LLC
Andy Martin is a FINRA registered principal and securities broker with a boutique investment bank specializing in energy, media, real estate and financial transactions. He has been a resident of Houston for over 58 years and has served as a board member and chairman of several 501(c)(3) local foundations, charities, and educational organizations serving the Houston community. Martin has served in a variety of capacities with these organizations from fundraising, public relations and special events, to audit and financial compliance.
WILLIAM L. PEEL, JR. - DIRECTOR
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CDO AT TELLEPSEN
Bill Peel is the Executive Vice President and CDO at Tellepsen, one of Houston’s premier construction organizations, where he is responsible for strategic planning, marketing, client development and public relations. He has held executive management positions in organizations ranging from international architecture and engineering firms to real estate investment and development in both public and private sector organizations. Active in civic and community initiatives, Peel currently serves on many boards in the Houston area.
MENDE SNODGRESS, JD LCSW - DIRECTOR
ASSISTANT DEPUTY AT MHMRA OF HARRIS COUNTY
Mende Snodgress is a licensed social clinical worker who works as an assistant deputy in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program of the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County. Snodgress is responsible for residential and counseling programs in her division. She works daily with the homeless, mentally ill individuals who have co-occurring substance use disorders. She also describes herself as a “fully recovered lawyer” who was involved in the creation of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program.
ALAN G. WOODBURY - TREASURER
OWNER AT ALAN G. WOODBURY, CPA
Alan Woodbury, CPA, graduated form Rice University in 1965 and started his public accounting career with an international accounting firm. He specialized in computer auditing for small and medium sized banks. Over the years, Woodbury has worked as CFO for companies across various industries, including oil, construction, and community service. For the past fifteen years, Woodbury has run his own accounting firm while simultaneously bringing his CFO knowledge and experience to entrepreneurs.
PAULA MARSH - DIRECTOR
SENIOR ANALYST – SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL
Paula Marsh is a Senior Analyst, compensation and Benefits/ Total Rewards with the Human Resources Department of Service Corporation International. An MBA, Ms. Marsh works as a strategy analyst building programs and processes for human capital development, workforce solutions, and employee engagement.
Paula also dedicates a substantial portion of her time to serving in the community as a life coach for young women, advisor for young professionals, and an advocate for abused children.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT KIND OF PROGRAM IS RECENTER?
recenter is a leader in the fight against addiction, casting a wide net of strategies for individual recovery, family re-unification, and community re-education. We remain adaptive in our approach, always seeking to refine and strengthen the effectiveness of the programs and services we provide. However, one ideal has stood the test of time – accountability.
ARE YOU A HOMELESS SHELTER?
No, we offer an affordable program of recovery for people who suffer with substance abuse challenges.
DO YOU PROVIDE DETOX?
We have facilities to provide a NON-MEDICAL detox only. Detox can be a life-threatening, we strongly urge those people requiring a medical detox to seek professional care before enrolling in our program.
DO I HAVE TO BE AN ALCOHOLIC OR ADDICT TO BE IN THE PROGRAM?
Yes, a person must be an alcoholic/addict seeking recovery to participate in our program, recenter offers substance abuse programs.
DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICES FOR WOMEN?
Yes, we invite women seeking recovery from substance abuse challenges to enroll in our program.
DO YOU TAKE SEX OFFENDERS?
No, we do not take accept registered sex-offenders in to our program.
DO YOU TAKE PERSONS ON PROBATION OR PAROLE?
A person may not parole directly into our program from prison. Program eligibility for those that are on parole or probation will be determined at time of admission.
HOW MUCH DOES PROGRAM ENROLLMENT COST?
recenter has fees associated with its program enrollment. Depending on the needs of the individual, the enrollment fees range from $360.00 to $760.00 per month. To aid first time participants, recenter reduces the first month’s fee to $260.00.
DO YOU ACCEPT DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS?
No, at this time we only accept cash or check.
HOW OFTEN DOES SPACE BECOME AVAILABLE?
Enrollment availability of our program changes from day to day. It is always best to call and verify if a space is available. We work on a first come, first serve basis. We do welcome all potential programs participants to join our waitlist if enrollment space is unavailable at the time of inquiry.
HOW MANY PEOPLE TO A ROOM?
We have a variety of housing options available in our residence program. The number of people per room ranges from two to ten people.