DARS Inc is a nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for young men. There are three programs: Manos House, Supervised Independent Living and Prospect Grove High School.
DARS Inc was established in 1972 for the purpose of helping young men free themselves from addiction and its associated problems, and to enable them to lead a rewarding, responsible life. It is a fifty bed, self-contained, residential treatment facility located in Columbia, PA.
I began my time at Manos as a foolish teenager. After listening to staff, earning my high school diploma, working with my counselor and moving on into the Supervised Independent Living program, I feel like I have become a man…and someone my parents are proud to have as a son. I am also finally happy with the man in the mirror.
When I finally decided to listen and believe that everyone actually wanted what was best for me, then I began to see that I actually could be something other than a failure. It was then I began to change.
Earning my diploma was a life-long dream. After finally earning my high school diploma, I was able to find a good job and take back control of my life instead of making excuses for myself.
I came to Manos House as a pretty messed up guy. I left knowing that I could be successful, enrolled in College and with the support of my family – who I thought I had lost forever. Manos brought my family back.