BLYTHE - Metcalf Recovery Ranch clients recently helped out Blythe Little League and the community by filling in the gopher holes at Alexander Field at Todd Park.
Metcalf Recovery Ranch (MRR) is a non-profit community based social model drug and alcohol program established in 1990 to provide recovery services to Riverside County residents. MRR endorses addiction as a disease that affects not only the addicted but all those who come in contact with the person.
MMR believes in taking a holistic approach to aiding a person's recovery. All domains in a person's life that have been affected by the disease are given attention and rehabilitated when possible. One of the domains that is emphasized is the need to restore community health. By involving the clients in various community-based projects, it gives the client an opportunity to give back to the community and therefore begin the healing process of restoring the health of the community and self.
To date, MRR has volunteered and helped at Palo Verde Cemetery, the city parks, Colorado River Fair, river and street clean-ups, and at the Blythe Emergency Food Pantry. They have also helped out at Blythe Nursing Care Center in various ways, including accompanying them to the fair.
MRR will continue to involve its clients in these projects and more as long as the community of Blythe needs them to help in these services. This alliances also allows MRR to develop an alliance with all those involved in the common goal of healing.
MRR is a program under the Veterans Alcoholic Rehabilitation Program (VARP) Corporation headed by Executive Director Bobby Cope. The in-patient facility is located at 9826 18th Ave., Blythe, CA 92225 and is partially funded through the Riverside County Department of Mental Health and through private pay admissions. The local facility is under the direction of Program Director Oscar Jimenez.
For more information about MRR or to inquire about their rehabilitation or community service programs, contact Program Coordinator Julius Reyes at 760-922-8625.