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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: Cenikor. A Place for Change. Providing a Foundation for Better Health and Better Lives.

Target demographics: those struggling with substance abuse.

Geographic areas served: Texas and Louisiana

Programs: Cenikor is committed to helping people deal with behavioral health issues and addictions by providing a full continuum of care. Cenikor has a variety of programs including short-term and long-term inpatient programs, detoxification, outpatient and intensive outpatient services. Cenikor also provides adolescent short-term inpatient treatment, outpatient and intensive outpatient care. Cenikor Foundation is one of the oldest and most successful substance abuse treatment centers in the nation with services throughout Texas and Louisiana. Since 1967, Cenikor has expanded to assist approximately 1,000 people a week achieve better health and better lives.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to thank Cenikor the counselors, the staff and the kitchen. Cenikor is a comfortable home away from home for a short period of time with others just like ourselves while we re evaaluate our lives. I'm on 193 days clean and I'm so glad I chose Cenikor.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Cenikor for saving my son's life. 30 months later and is leaving Cenikor as a resident, employee and now heading to a rehab as a counselor. I will always sing your praises and hope you don't change too much. The old way worked for my son when nothing else would.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank everyone at Cenikor. I was at the Cenikor IPTC in Dayton Texas and it completely changed my life. I was one of the first 15 to open the program and it's been 6 years since my release and I'm still clean and sober.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cenikor has changed my life in many different ways. I am grateful for the opportunity and the tools that Cenikor gave me to cope with the challenges of life. It was never an easy accomplishment, but without the struggle their is no growth. To this day, Cenikor continues to have an positive impact on my life.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cenikor is the greatest life changing oppurtinity I have ever encountered. I have been through many other programs searching for the one that would tackle sever addiction, this program is geared to individualize what the person needs to overcome what they are struggling with at the same time offering education, job skills, and complete transformation. I know first hand, I've been a changed person for many years now thanks to going through the program and graduating in 1998. I have seen many changes over these last 18+ years that makes the program even more valuble to communities and lives that want true change.

1 Eugene H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cenikor Foundation gave me an opportunity to change my life, for the rest of my life. Cenikor offers a holistic approach to treatment services and offers an individual an opportunity to become responsible and independent. As a Graduate of this program I am truly grateful for that GOD allowed them to reach and teach me about my behaviors. Cenikor invested in my life and now I am investing in the lives of others in the same capacity. You can do recovery by yourself but you can't do it alone. With the help and encouragement I received from Cenikor, I have regained my self-esteem, confidence, integrity, moral judgement, values, positive peer support, independence, family, an awesome career and most of all GOD!

Thanks Cenikor, I could never repay you, what is owed for the return of my life!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

After living in my addiction for 20 years I entered the Cenikor program in Ft. Worth, TX. I had convinced myself that I was destined to live the awful life that I had been living. Cenikor's program saved my life! I am now clean and have been for almost 4 years. I am a happy, healthy, thriving man that has a new outlook on life. Cenikor is truly a God send, to me, and many others. Kudos to Cenikor and all of the life changing programming and services they offer.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Second chances do not come very often in life. I mean like real second chances; second chances to be a better person, to do better things and have a better life. Most addicts, my self included, allow themselves to settle for less than what they are worth because they don't believe they deserve more. Cenikor taught me to have faith in myself and to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that my life is important and I do matter. I love the person I am today. Thanks to Cenikor, I have been given an opportunity, a second chance, to change who I used to be into who I want to be.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cenikor is different from "rehab" in that it focuses on changing your patterns of living. Although you learn to deal with emotions in a healthy manner, Cenikor also teaches residents to get out of their emotions so that those feelings don't guide their decisions. Clients spend over a year in the first phase of the program, in which they learn to live their daily life clean and sober. This re-inforces independence, self-respect, and responsible habits. Learning to deal with the constant change and instructional feedback of fellow residents not only toughens up residents for re-entry into life, but it also helps solidify personal boundaries and priorities. I can honestly say that Cenikor is a place for positive change unlike no other.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was the biggest and toughest decision of my life. After spending a year with Texas Department of Corrections, I was helped by my family to enter Cenikor? At first, I was very adamant about not needing such a program especially after where I was. However, tough love won... I entered Cenikor in Deer Park, TX in Sept. 2009. The next 2 years were the hardest and most challenging years I endured, more so than my addiction. I graduated in Sept. 2011. Today I am honored and grateful to call myself a graduate. Cenikor helped me re-define who I am, re-develope skills both personally and professionally. It renewed my integrity, character and strength to be all that I can be, without being ashamed of where I was and where I had been. I have healthy and honest relationships with God, my family and friends. My family sleeps at night knowing I am safe and free from harm, and I have the rest of my life to enjoy 5 amazing nieces and nephews which without my sobriety I would never have had the chance. I share an amazing life with a man who loves me unconditionally and showed me that I could love again. I have a career with endless possibilities. I smile everyday, thank God everyday for the gift of having each day. Cenikor is not for those who don't have the true desire to change, it is only for those who truly have the heart and desire to want to do their life differently, everything differently. Friends, routines, habits, choices..... It doesn't happen overnight, yes it is a long two years, but one day at a time, and slowly you begin to see a difference and after 2 years you will love the difference it makes in everything you do!!! I not only love who I am today, but so do those closest to me. Cenikor is a place for change, a place for you to learn how to make productive, effective choices for your life and those in your life. Thank you Cenikor and their amazing staff!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I graduated in September of 2008 at the Deer Park facility and a continue to accomplish goals that I never had before since being in Cenikor it brought self worth and self esteem back into my life. I still go up there at least once a week and give back. There is not a lot of woman graduates that make an appearance to give the female clientele hope that they can make it too. I enjoy going back every week to see how clients reach their personal goals and continue to make new ones. This is a great nonprofit organization and would recommend it to anyone.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cenikor has an amazing program that takes people from all different backgrounds and with many different substance abuse problems and teaches them a new way to live. I was a hopeless addict and recidivist with no place left to go and no one to turn to for help. Cenikor picked me up and took me in and gave me the opportunity to change. When I removed the drugs from my life the real problem became apparent...and it was me. Cenikor's program is unique because it address your whole problem by breaking it down to the core issues. Work ethic, honesty, integrity, independence, and all the other things I did not know I had lost. Today you can describe me with different words like husband, father, friend, student, and manager. They told me when I went into the program that if I followed what they asked me to do then my life would be returned to me. I did and it was. Thank you Cenikor!

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

I graduated from Cenikor back in 1979. I have continued to use the tools I learned from the program and have been clean and sober for more than 30 years. This program saved my life and I have had a wonderful life since. I'm sure I'd be long gone if it wasn't for Cenikor and the people who cared enough to help me with my addiction.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I was a terrible addict who needed help. I came to Cenikor from the U.S. Virgin Islands. I had a family member who had been to Cenikor. Twenty months later I am a new man. I am so happy to have broken the chains of addiction and am in a much better place now. I love being clean and sober. Thank you Cenikor for helping me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Cenikor for saving my son's life. 30 months later and is leaving Cenikor as a resident, employee and now heading to a rehab as a counselor. I will always sing your praises and hope you don't change too much. The old way worked for my son when nothing else would. Sincerely, Debbie

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Cenikor for saving my son's life. 30 months later and my son is leaving Cenikor as a resident, employee and now heading to a rehab as a counselor. I will always sing your praises and hope you don't change too much. The old way worked for my son when nothing else would.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cenikor changed my life by changing my son's life. I thank God we found Cenikor. I had done all I knew to do, and began to pray differently. I asked God to bring someone into my son's life that could communicate to him in a way that I wasn't being able to. He had gotten in trouble with the law and God arranged the court system to allow him to be stipulated at Cenikor instead of something else. We don't know whether he would have been giving time or not, but my son made the right decision. I know it was a huge struggle for him in the beginning. But God placed those in my son's life that could help him. The staff as well as the other residents were vital in saving his life. He made life long friendships while there and they continue help each other. He graduated in April 2011 and is doing wonderful. He is a blessing to me and many others. I'm so thankful that I got my son back, as he would say, the new and improved version. Without him my life would not be the same. Thank you Cenikor and all the other staff and residents that helped and continue to support us on this journey of life.