Thomas Mouracade, the owner of The Kimberly Center, believes his own experience in treatment since 2001 has rewarded him with the knowledge and understanding to help others find freedom from active addiction to drugs and alcohol. With his passion and zest for recovery from this horrid disease, he envisioned overseeing such a center designed to focus on restoring the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being of the alcoholic and those chemically dependent, and their family. Tom sees the light in every man and woman. But, he says, during active addiction, that light is very dim. He desires to help bring those suffering in the darkness into the light as he experienced for himself. Tom’s philosophy is that, “the light cannot be extinguished, and we build on that”.
In fulfilling this dream, Tom created The Kimberly Center in honor of the memory of his beloved sister Kimberly Mouracade. Tom, in addition with an evidence-based program, has brought together a professionally educated medical team and staff to use their skills, resources, creativity, and energy to provide compassionate and expert treatment and care, while emphasizing dignity of the individual. This is done through an integrated system of counseling services, education and addiction medicine (if needed).
Tom’s wife, Peggy Mouracade, M.D., with her love and compassion for her husband and others experiencing the same struggle with the disease of addiction, has created Mouracade Regenerative Medicine which is fused and housed within The Kimberly Center. The vision is to heal the body, mind and spirit through a holistic approach.
The inpatient Kimberly ReGenesis Center is a resort-style drug treatment center situated upon a gated five acres of surrounding grounds, with an outsized guest house, the bridges built for man-made streams, and an artificial grotto and pool. Kimberly Regeneris Center is the only treatment center in the world that will hold “grotto meetings” and offer “grotto therapy”. The Center will also have water yoga and water aerobics. Natural green foliage wraps around the entire property creating a relaxed, sheltered atmosphere. Near the fishing pond out back, a structure designed to house batting cages would be turned into a large butterfly garden. The front several acres will be used for a “labyrinth” 150 feet in diameter.
At its’ heart is a five-bedroom, nine-bathroom main house. Once fully built, it would offer about 24,000 square feet of usable space. This building would serve as the main 60-bed treatment facility and home to patients, administrative and counseling offices, a meeting center, a dining hall and a non-denominational chapel. One interior room of the main house would be lined with tiles of Himalayan sea salt, which is believed to have healing properties for the body and mind. Its’ most prominent feature is the awe-inspiring grand entrance with broad windows lining 42-foot-high walls to a pitched ceiling. The 5,200-square-foot, two-story guest house next door is fully built but has sustained extensive vandalism damage. It would be a 12-bed drug and alcohol detoxification center and nursing station. The adjacent 2,200-square-foot multi-vehicle garage will be converted into a two-story medical clinic and spa for Mouracade Regenerative Medicine.
The course of treatment would be 10 to 14 days of detox, followed by 60 to 90 days of on-site counseling. Patients would then be discharged and given a schedule of routine outpatient follow-up at the nearby outpatient center. “So from the last drink or drug, to the one-year (sobriety) coin, they’re ours,” said Tom. Tom took this unique unfinished, dilapidated structure off the abandoned properties list and is turning this wreckage into rebuilding lives.
Both locations are near main thoroughfares, other medical clinics, religious centers, and twelve-step meetings, making these locations ideal for the recovering individual.