Meet the Team: Linda Looking

    Taylor Made Retreat’s success can be attributed to the staff and volunteers that are dedicated to supporting our mission. In an effort to personalize our intentional work, we would like to give you a more intimate glimpse into the people who make up our team.  Meet Linda Looking, our newest House Manager. With […]

Christmas at Taylor Made

By Amanda L., Groundskeeper The holidays can be difficult for anyone, let alone for people who are in treatment and trying to learn new ways to live. At Taylor Made Retreat, we do our very best as a team to make sure that all of our clients feel connected, loved, and still able to experience […]

Grounds Update: Fall 2023

We are constantly updating and improving the grounds here at Taylor Made Retreat to make them even more beautiful and serene for our residents in recovery – and we owe so much of the progress we’ve made to our groundskeeper, Amanda! Check out our Fall Update from Amanda below with some of the recent additions […]

Chef Heather : Food for the Soul

              In March, we gained an incredible new addition to the TMR Team. Chef Heather has truly transformed the meals and cuisine we are able to offer our clients. Often when our clients come to us, they are undernourished from the lifestyles of their addiction. Because of this, providing […]

Update: Patrick’s Story

When I arrived at TMR in the fall of 2020, I thought my life and my career as a professional dancer were both over. My alcoholism and drug addiction had brought me to my knees yet again, and I felt hopeless, ashamed, and without options. Since my time at TMR I have remained clean and […]

Back On Pointe: Patrick’s Story

There’s a stark contrast between the beauty and grace of ballet and the ugly and unforgiving grasp of addiction. For more than half his life, Patrick was caught between the two. When Patrick moved to San Francisco at the age of 17 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer, he felt restless,  […]

Sobriety and the Next Generation

Alcoholism affects everyone around the alcoholic. Some describe an untreated alcoholic as a tornado destroying everything and everyone around them. We have found that once an alcoholic finds a solution to their seemingly hopeless condition, they are able to repair relationships and help other alcoholics. Additionally, they can become productive and wonderful members of the […]