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Welcome to the website for BRS Inc. a private nonprofit agency in Bakersfield, California that offers residential-based treatment for adult men and women struggling with alcoholism and/or addiction. Our programs offer proven 12-Step recovery principles in non-medical, social model settings. We have a men’s program (Jason’s Retreat); a women’s program (Capistrano Community for Women) a program for pregnant women (Capistrano-Lincoln Street Retreat for Perinatal) and an Intensive co-ed outpatient program (Jason’s Retreat Intensive Outpatient)

BRS is a private nonprofit 501(c) 3, public benefit corporation, founded by Zane Smith in 1987 to provide a viable, comprehensive residential substance abuse program to make citizens of Kern County. BRS also was the first program of its type to originate an “alternative sentencing” program through the Kern County Court system. In 1995 the corp... was licensed by the State of California, ADP to produce residential substance abuse retreatment to women and their dependent children. In 1999 the corporation was licensed by the State of California to provide the first Pre-natal residential treatment program in Kern County.

Our target population consists of Men, Women and Children who are in need of residential care and treatment. Our clients include persons with various substance abuse and mental problems, physically challenged clients, women who are pregnant or parenting, clients with chronic unemployment histories due to poor health and / or lack of proper education, as a result of substance abuse and dependencies. BRS and its various facilities provide treatment and case management in a format which is designed to assist our clients in their recovery and preparation to return to the community as law abiding and productive citizens.

It is the primary objective of BRS and its programs to safely and compassionately treat those client’s residing in our facilities, while providing their basic needs and affording them the opportunity to fully and actively participate in self-sustaining and beneficial programs.

This is accomplished in a manner consistent with the requirements of our various contracts. At each facility, our staff strives to provide a safe and pleasant drug-free environment where clients learn about addiction and acquire the tools necessary to achieve and maintain recovery.

Clients receive group and individual counseling, and spend time learning or re-learning skills included household responsibilities, skills for daily living, social skills, family communications, money management, and physical hygiene.

Our main objective is to offer these families the dignity and grace to rebuild and maintain citizenship and spiritual awareness as they return to the community. You are expected to be an integral part of our programming.

We expect our staff to serve as a suitable role model to our clients as they progress through their individual programs, as it is our intentions to be the best.

To achieve this goal, we need the support and 100% effort of our staff. As we work as a team to better serve our clients which, in return is a positive service to our Community as a whole.

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