WATCH – FAMILY GROWTH –
Feb. 15, 2021 -Ranch House Recovery was good distraction for Dylon, and was a way to channel his energies. But two weeks before the farm was to set to open, Dylon relapsed.
“The underlying drive was this was going to keep my son sober. Here we are opening our doors … and it’s just like a gut-punch,” said Brandon.
It was a difficult moment for Dylon and for his father. Ranch House Recovery would have to start without Dylon.
More than 105 clients have come through the program at 30, 60 and 90-day stays. The group grows crops like cabbage and onions, and tends to the animals on the farm like goats, donkeys and chickens. Just recently, the center welcomed a horse.
WFAA connected with Jim Dauster, who works closely with the group’s nonprofit wing called Simple Promise Farms. Dauster struggles with alcohol. The onions he plants will be harvested and sold to restaurants. The profits will help fund scholarships for men who cannot afford to be at Ranch House Recovery.
“We’re kind of like layers peeling back to get to that core,” Dauster said. “Giving the right care and the right space and the right nurturing.”
They all know true sobriety is a journey.