Red Barn is a
Life-Skills Academy

RED BARN ACADEMY is a life-skills program for criminals, the homeless, and substance abusers who can come and reinvent their lives free of charge. The life-skills academy is based on concept of mutual self-help. The motto at RED BARN ACADEMY is “each one, teach one.” Everyone in our community has gifts and knowledge to share; we can learn and improve together. Our community is a residential facility with increased responsibility and independence. RED BARN ACADEMY is a highly structured organization run by staff and current students (“Peers”).

RED BARN ACADEMY assists students in changing their negative attitudes and behaviors by promoting personal development through a variety of programs. Key elements of the program include vocational training, education, communication, peer groups, and leadership training, job-readiness, and continuing care services. RED BARN ACADEMY students learn life and work skills that enable them to live successful, sober lives.

RED BARN ACADEMY’s core values are honesty, integrity, courage, commitment, and community. We believe that honesty is essential for personal and communal integrity, accountability, and trust. Courage is important for change, standing up and doing the right thing, taking chances, accepting challenges, and learning from our mistakes. Commitment gives us hope and discipline. Our commitment supports our belief in ourselves, each other, and our community. Our community allows us to work and support one another. We learn together to be compassionate and reliable.

Each Student, upon entering the program, receives a manual and orientation that outline the elements of the program that affect all students such as passing information, contracts/hours, and awakenings/games. Later sessions address specific levels of the program related to Interns, Freshmen, Residents, Workouts, Graduates and the various leadership roles. The manual concludes with the policies and procedures for mail, telephone calls, clothing, and visits (in-house and home).

A vital part of my recovery

“I have been attending activities and many other groups at Red Barn Farms for almost 2 years. This has been a vital part of my recovery and the amazing life I now enjoy. Amazing staff that are always willing to help in any way possible. Thanks for being a part of my recovery.”

- Sue Jones

Truly does save lives and families

“Red Barn Farms and Red Barn Academy is a great example of a therapeutic community that truly does save lives and families. I have several family members who struggle with substance abuse issues, and lost my sister to a drug overdose last year. This is the first program I have seen that offers the right support people need to recover. As a community, we need to bind together to support their efforts so that they can expand and serve more men and women who deserve the opportunity to be their best self and for their families to be whole.”

- Marcie V.

One of THE Best Recovery programs

“One of THE Best Recovery programs out there! Love this place and all the amazing work they do and LIVES they SAVE!”

- Lucky H.