The name change to Daly House was prompted by a generous gift from the Daly family, led by veteran Hollywood executive Robert A. Daly, who held key positions at Warner Bros., Warner Music Group, CBS and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Los Angeles-based Awakening Recovery has a new name for its men’s treatment center – Daly House.
The name change was announced in late March and was due to a generous gift from the Daly family, supported by iconic industry executive Robert A. Daly, who led Warner Bros., Warner Music Group, CBS and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and his son Robert A. Daly Jr., who serves as the chairman of the founding board of Awakening Recovery.
The house, located south of Beverly Hills, has been rented to nonprofits since its launch in July 2016. In addition to the house, the Dalys pledged in late 2020 to donate $ 200,000 a year for five years to support the work. of Awakening Recovery, which will expand to include a women’s recovery home, according to David van der Velde, co-founder and executive director of Awakening Recovery.
“Now that we own the house instead of renting it, it strengthens our long-term sustainability and offers a great opportunity to attract additional grants and foundations, especially when we look to expand with a home for women in the near future,” he added. . The program focuses on recovery based on 12 long-term steps.
Since it opened its doors, Awakening Recovery has helped more than 100 men, reporting a success rate between 80-90 percent. The house, which currently has a waiting list, can house 18 men at a time.
The work Awakening Recovery does is more necessary than ever, explains van der Velde. “The CDC says that fentanyl-related deaths in the U.S. increased by 27 percent in the past year and the need for recovery homes like Awakening Recovery’s Daly House has never been more dire. Many Awakening Recovery residents are addicted to poly opioids. substances and come to Daly House having been periodically or chronically homeless, looking for an alternative to incarceration, experiencing mental health problems and, in any case, lacking basic resources due to their active dependence on drugs and alcohol. Awakening provides vital relief not only to our residents, but to the severe pressure that the pandemic has inflicted on public health systems, housing and social services. “
A version of this story first appeared in the April 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Click here to subscribe.