Creating Space for Change

Director and Chaplain Chico Goff celebrates life transformation at the Ranch The sun was just going down over the Ranch. Director Chico Goff was sitting on a bench with one of our program residents. A young man who had struggled with drug and alcohol dependency since his late teens. “The first few weeks I…

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Let Go. Let God.
Open your heart at the Ranch and changes happen

Let Go. Let God.

"When I went to jail in September of 2007, it was the first of 11 times I would be there in the next year,” said former resident Silver Garza. “The last time I got out, a day later I checked myself into Green Oak Ranch.” “I spent years growing and selling weed. I was…

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Finding Glory

What is it like to be in recovery at Green Oak Ranch? In 2009 San Diego film maker Maribeth Moy became inspired by the people and the real-life stories of recovery at Green Oak Ranch. Over the next three years Maribeth spoke with residents and saw the life transformation. Her goal wasn’t to present…

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Breaking the alcohol/recovery cycle: Tom’s Story

As an anniversary gift to his wife on August 26, 2016, Tom came to Green Oak Ranch to get sober for the last time. “It’s hard to even remember the moment I became an alcoholic because it’s truly been my whole life,” says Tom. Growing up as a child in Texas, Tom had a…

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Life Restored: Cristal’s Story

“I felt the Spirit of God in the prayer chapel at the Ranch. It was so heavy on me that I couldn’t even stand up.” Cristal knew about sobriety. She has been through treatment and AA so often it had even prompted her to become a drug and alcohol counselor. But despite her head…

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