A full 84% of money donated to Charlie’s Place Recovery Center is used for client care.  We do not use paid fundraisers to solicit donations.

  • Charlie’s Place Recovery Center Announces New CEO
  • Longtime employee and CEO of Charlie’s Place Recovery Center, Larry Churn, announced in December 2013 his plans to retire to the board in 2014. Mr. Churn has been with Charlie’s Place for 15 years, 9 of which he served as the CEO. His last day as CEO will be on Monday, March 31, 2014 and he will retire on August 31, 2014. Larry has been instrumental in the growth and transition of Charlie’s Place during his tenure, which has allowed the facility to serve an increasing number of patients. “We’re certainly going to miss the special attention Larry gave to the patients and his love of Charlie’s Place,” said Phil Kruse, Board Transition Committee. Continue Reading →

  • 4th Annual Celebration of Hope
  • Great event, great cause, great moments with family and friends. Charlie’s Place honored Larry Elizondo Sr. today for his love and compassion for others. Citgo, Larry and many others paved the way in helping Charlie’s Place achieve its goals and mission. Congratulations to Larry, Charlie’s Place and Citgo for a job well done.

    Please watch video about our successful Celebration of Hope.  Note that our phone number is 361-826-5350.



Our mission is to promote recovery from addiction through change.
We are a professional and comprehensive treatment center. We provide a complete continuum of care for adults, including medical detoxification, residential treatment and an outpatient program.


We serve Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley with about 1900 people receiving treatment a year.


Charlie’s Place began in 1965 as The Coastal Bend Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center, a small 24 hour alcoholics’ halfway house with a 12 step program. Check out our History

The Center earned the nickname Charlie’s Place in honor of one of the founders, Charlie Acken, whose hard work and dedication motivated others to help or be helped.