Who Are We
How it Started
On July 11, 1997, Second Chance Ministry, Inc., a non-profit Christian organization was founded by Mike Reuter and succeeded by Kathy Alcantar. Later, Robert Torres would be elected as President and CEO of Second Chance. He gave it a new name and called it Second Chance Charity (http://secondchancecharity.com).
Over the years of evaluating the pros and cons of Second Chance’s “Christian treatment” approach, Robert challenged behavior modification as a contradiction to God’s approach to treating the heart. After years of research, surveys and scriptural analysis of christian behavior modification treatment, Robert created Heart Transformation® therapy. Heart Transformation® became the first and only biblical treatment modality in the history of mental and behavioral health.
C.A.R.E.S. Christian Rehab Treatment
Due to the radical change in philosophy and practice, Robert thought it best to create a new company that would reflect a new approach focusing on the heart and relationships instead of behavior and performance. In 2012, Parent Support, LLC ‘dba’ CARES Treatment was formed. A little less than two years later in January of 2014, CARES Treatment would receive a full 3 year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a worldwide accreditor of health and human services in areas such as behavioral health, medical rehabilitation, child and youth services. CARES Treatment is now quickly becoming known as the leading and most successful residential treatment program in the world, second to none.