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Moment for Mission

In this heartfelt letter from a recent Chester Ray client, they share their remarkable journey of battling alcoholism and finding hope at the Chester A. Ray Center. After reaching a critical point in their addiction, they sought help and went through detox, only to discover they had cirrhosis of the liver and end-stage liver disease.

Reach for Recovery Welcomes New Clinical Director

Holland, MI - Reach for Recovery is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Johnson, MA, LPC, SPADA, CAADC, as the agency’s Clinical Director. With extensive experience in the treatment of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and a passion for helping individuals on their journey to recovery, Mr. Johnson will play a pivotal role in guiding the agency’s clinical programs and enhancing patient outcomes.


Reach for Recovery recently received funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), allowing Reach to increase SUD services significantly. The ARPA funds will allow Reach for Recovery to double the number of clients in the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder program, and help to expand primary healthcare services at Reach’s two residential treatment facilities.

Meeting the Needs of Future Clients and the Importance of a Budget Surplus

The decision to accept all who need our help, along with the corresponding Medicaid rates, results in significant challenges to financially break-even every year, and even more so, to generate a surplus. Reach for Recovery’s Executive Director speaks on the importance of having a budget surplus.

Reach for Recovery is Now Offering MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) Program

As of October, 2021, Reach for Recovery is now offering Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those who need it. Read more about what MAT is, how works, and why it is an important treatment for many.

I REACHED FOR JOY: An interview with Penny

From a hidden alcoholic, to a recovering addict, to a Reach employee, Penny truly is a testament to the impact Reach for Recovery has in the lives of those who reach for help.