Long-term Sobriety Built on the Foundation of Community
Addicts simply cannot participate in daily life, and this leads to a disintegration of both the self and the addict’s communities. Over time, addiction replaces community as family, friends, and professional relationships disappear. To reverse the path towards ever increasing isolation, Simple Promise Farms focuses on re-building communities that support sobriety.
Transformation Through Farming and Building Healthy Relationships
As a working farm, we support the development of life skills and the re-discovery of life purpose. As we care for and train rescue animals, keep bees, or sell our organic products, we also rebuild our lost connection to community.
Our mission is to support a life-long commitment to productive and healthy living through good, clean work and clean food. Our farm builds community connection through the power of empathy, teamwork, and giving back.
Meet the Team
As Residential Housing Manager and Tech Supervisor for Recovery unplugged, Chuck managed facilities, technology, staff, programming, and client recovery progress. He helped develop and run their Detox Facility as well.
As Recovery Manager/RCT Supervisor for The Arbor Extended Care, Chuck managed operations, staff, family communication, and marketing activities.
Before entering the world of Recovery, Chuck was a Field Service Technician for FairfieldNodal. At FairfieldNodal Chuck supported salesman and marketers, trained multiple large technician crews, and managed supervisors.
He’s also a franchise owner of Fit Kids America, an after school enrichment programs that make fitness fun.
Brandon has also worked for Austin Independent School District as a Special Education Teacher.
As a Fitness Director for Gold’s gym, Brandon outlined particular fitness programs that best fit his client’s current and future needs.
Brandon’s motivation for founding RHR comes from his experience as a parent affected by his child’s addiction.
A co-founder of Right Course, a non-profit organization helping single-parent families for their children to participate in organized sports, Chad understands the value of helping people build a positive community.
Chad’s written books on networking and having a powerful mindset. He also mentors real estate professionals to help them overcome their barriers to success.
Chad also has applied his healthy mental habits to maintaining sobriety.
As a woman who has raised horses and shows dogs, Michele knows the power of the animal-human bond.
As a grandparent of a 10-year addict, Michele knows what families go through when a loved one is lost to addiction
At Arise Healthcare, Derek held the Director of Quality and Risk position where he was responsible for quality programs and maintaining state, federal and Joint Commission regulatory compliance.
Derek also spends his time investing in the next generation of healthcare providers. As a Training Center Coordinator and Part-time Faculty member at Austin Community College, Derek instills a passion for delivering excellence in quality of care in healthcare students.
Derek’s own experience having addiction affect his family life has inspired him to apply his expertise to our individualized treatment plans.
Transforming the Mind, Body, and Spirit through Meaningful Work
Simple Promise Farms cultivates the deep, meaningful relationships that support ongoing sobriety and long-term recovery.
Realizing Our Power to Create Positive Impact
Farming requires deep connections with ourselves, other people, animals, and the earth. Working in the soil and caring for animals, we develop positive life skills and healthy habits. We complete the tasks of farming, and our self-esteem grows. We show up everyday to create and sustain life, and our purpose deepens. We no longer see ourselves as dysfunctional, broken, or weak. We trust ourselves to see our work through, from start to finish.
Empathy, Giving, Receiving, and Giving Back. The New Way of Life
Compassion and empathy for rescue animals becomes compassion and empathy for ourselves. Working productively with others becomes the new normal. Sharing the fruits of our labor for the benefit of others deepens the value of our work. We build a new life that feels so good, we want to keep doing the work to stay healthy and to stay sober.
Long-Term Recovery Begins with Healthy Relationships
Farming builds the body, character, and connections between people.
Farming requires responsibility and structure to create products and sustain life. As we work together to promote life, we connect to a purpose greater than ourselves. Driven by purpose and life skills, we become healthy people capable of building healthy relationships and healthy communities.