The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Charlie’s Place provides chemical dependency services to medically indigent individuals.

Grant Information
Categories Healthcare , Community
Location South Texas
Cycle Year 2014
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) Charlie's Place Recovery Center
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Contact Information
Contact Name Amy Granberry, chief executive officer
Phone 361-826-5350
P.O. Box 4996
Physical address: 5501 McBride @ IH 37, Corpus Christi, TX 78408
Corpus Christi
Additional Information
Used for For 2014-2015, Charlie's Place has been awarded a Department of State Health Services (DSHS) grant of $2,705,581 to continue to provide vital chemical dependency services to medically indigent men and women. Charlie's Place respectfully requests a grant of $10,000 from the Dudley Dougherty Foundation to help underwrite the $146,529 in matching funds required for the DSHS grant. The total project cost is $2,852,110. 
Benefits A generous grant from the Dudley Dougherty Foundation will help Charlie’s Place to provide the required match for the grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Your grant will also allow Charlie’s Place to continue to provide high quality long term residential drug and alcohol treatment services to over 1,500 low income residents of South Texas. Of course, the ultimate goal is for clients to free themselves from the grip of substance abuse.
Proposal Description Charlie’s Place is unique in that we are the only facility in South Texas that provides comprehensive rehabilitation services and case management to medically indigent individuals diagnosed as being alcohol/drug abusers or chemically addicted. Services are delivered to individuals 18 years or older without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender or economic status.

Charlie’s Place operates in a fully modern 97,000 sq/ft facility that serves 150 clients per day all in one centralized location. With an atmosphere which is more like a college campus than an institution or hospital, the facility offers an abundance of open areas with large trees and shrubs where clients can stroll, enjoy the peace and tranquility of the grounds, reflect and meditate. Charlie's Place is a recovery community with friendly staff, many of whom are in recovery themselves. Clients adjust to this environment easily, are more comfortable, and quickly feel a part of the community. Along with client living quarters, the expansive facility houses a central kitchen and cafeteria and a recreational area where clients enjoy activities like ping pong, foosball, pool, cards, board games, computers and big screen TV. The outside recreation area includes a large central courtyard with picnic tables for weekend BBQ's or socializing during free time. Charlie’s Place is a voluntary facility, meaning that clients who come to it must sincerely desire help and want to make a significant life change. Subsequent treatment – all of it at no charge to the client -- is based on the disease concept of addiction and utilizes proven 12-step programs.

Charlie’s Place serves nineteen South Texas counties that comprise a 20,000 square mile region (Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata). In FY2013, 2,086 clients entered treatment and received services from a licensed, trained professional staff of sixty people. Records show that 98% of these individuals were low income, chemically dependent alcohol/drug abusers who did not possess the resources-financial or otherwise-to pay for treatment. 94% came from the South Texas region. 46.4% were of Hispanic/Latino origin, 48.3% were White, and 4.5% were African-American. 13.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24, 34.1% were between the ages of 25 and 34, and 51.9% were between the ages of 35 and 65. 68.6% were male and 31.4% were female. Clients seek help for a wide array of substance abuse issues including alcohol, heroin, crack, Vicodin, and other. All services are delivered to adults without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender or economic status.