While Recognized as Project Turnabout, Unknown to Most, Our Corporate Name Epitomizes Our Commitment to Those in Need: Reverence for Life and Concern for People, Inc.
Officially recognized as a nonprofit charitable organization in 1971, Reverence for Life and Concern for People, Inc. has established itself through the years as a premier provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment services.
Since 1970, Project Turnabout has been providing high quality, affordable addiction treatment services in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Founded by a group of dedicated men – talk about opening the sanitarium, how many patients, typical info etc. Viewing Project Turnabout’s immaculate campus today makes it challenging to imagine the humble beginnings from which it grew. Armed with a small five figure government grant, Project Turnabout begins providing outpatient and inpatient treatment services at an abandoned sanatorium on the outskirts of Granite Falls.
Project Turnabout purchases a home in Willmar, MN to be used as a sober living home for men who have completed treatment and are in the early stages of recovery. Referred to for several years as “Becker House,” the residence would be dedicated in 2014 as “Earl’s Place” in honor of Earl I. Olson who was unwavering in his support for the men who would spend their early recovery months in the home.
September 5, 2006 – Project Turnabout welcomes Mike Schiks as new Executive Director and CEO to replace retiring Director Phil Kelly. Mike brings his many years of experience in addiction, most of those years spent with Hazelden.
- Expanding from 89-beds to 122-beds
- Replacing current 20-bed women’s chemical dependency unit with a new 27-bed unit
- Expanding medical services beds by six
- Remodeling previous 20-bed women’s unit into a new 20-bed chemical dependency unit for men
- Building a new education and family center
- Increasing patient square footage by 20,000 square feet and family/education square footage by 6,000 square feet
Project Turnabout feels there is an ever growing need to meet the demand for treatment services, improve access for individuals and families seeking chemical dependency treatment, enhance patient medical services, and provide additional family and educational services.