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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (PDF Download)

Founded in 1949, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers prevention and recovery for adults and youth affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs through inpatient and outpatient treatment. In addition to offering treatment services, Hazelden Betty Ford has a publishing arm focused on addiction treatment resources, provides counseling education through The Graduate School of Addiction Studies, and serves as an advocate for those with addiction through the Institute for Recovery Advocacy.

The mission of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is “We are a force of healing and hope for individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs.” The vision is “Together, we will overcome addiction.”

Employees & Individuals Served

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation employs roughly 1,500 people and serves roughly 20,000 consumers annually. The number of people served by individual programs include: primary treatment for adults (4,209), family program treatment for adults (2,185), adult day treatment services (2,077), adult mental health services (2,040), adult outpatient treatment (1,409), adult intensive outpatient services (1,329), adult rental center and lodge services (1,075), children’s program services (851), youth primary treatment services (748), youth mental health services (535), family youth program services (493), day treatment services (286), youth intensive outpatient services (105), youth outpatient treatment services (89), adult intermediate care services (87), adult DUII Diversion program services (36), and adult recovery services (3).

Service Area

Headquartered in Center City, Minnesota, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has 14 alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers and three education programs throughout the country. The Hazelden Betty Ford has alcohol and drug treatment programs in Center City, Chaska, Maple Grove, Plymouth, and Saint Paul, Minnesota; San Diego, Los Angeles, and Rancho Mirage, California; Beaverton and Newberg, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; Naples, Florida, and New York City, New York. They also have locations in California, Texas, and Colorado to help kids learn to safely navigate the challenges and risks of growing up in a family with addiction.

Service Lines

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers assessments, residential and outpatient treatment programs, aftercare services, and sober living options for women and men, including specialized programs for attorneys, nurses, physicians, executives, and other professionals, as well as specialty care and services for teenagers and youth.

Addiction Treatment for Adults, Youth & Families

  • These services include primary treatment for adults, family program treatment for adults, adult day treatment services, adult mental health services, adult outpatient treatment, adult intensive outpatient services, adult rental center and lodge services, children’s program services, youth primary treatment services, youth mental health services, family youth program services, day treatment services, youth intensive outpatient services, youth outpatient treatment service, adult intermediate care services, adult DUII Diversion program services, and adult recovery services.
  • Total revenue: $144.6 million
  • Total expenses: $129.5 million


  • Hazelden Publishing develops and distributes resources to help people recognize, understand, and overcome addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, and other closely related problems. Through BookAid, Hazelden provides recovery resources to individuals and agencies in need of additional support.
  • Total revenue: $20.7 million
  • Total expenses: $17.1 million

Higher Education & Medical & Professional Training

  • The Graduate School of Addiction Studies at Hazelden offers a Master of Arts Degree in Addiction Counseling and a Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate. The Professionals in Residence (PIR) program and the Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS) give medical students, residents, and health care and legal professionals an in-depth experience with the dynamics of the disease of addiction via intensive one-week programs.
  • Total revenue: $6.0 million
  • Total expenses: $5.8 million

Financial Highlights

In 2017, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation had $182.1 million in revenue and $189.9 in expenses. Overall, the organization ended the year with a $7.7 million deficit and net assets of $323.5 million. Comparatively, in 2016, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation had $223.5 million in revenue, $182.2 million in expenses, and net assets of $326.1 million.

Organizational Highlights

  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation announced a partnership with Kenton Jailer Terry Carl and Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for a treatment and re-entry program at the Kenton County Detention Center. The “Start Strong” program is designed to reduce recidivism and improve health and quality of life while strengthening the workforce to end the opioid crisis in Kenton County, northern Kentucky and throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • The Butler Center for Research is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge of addiction recovery. The Center conducts research on treatment outcomes, publishes Research Updates, and presents the Dan Anderson Research Award. Additionally, the Center has established the Huss Research Chair on Older Adults and Alcohol/Drug Problems.
  • The Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network is a branded network that recognizes organizations that are committed to the Hazelden Betty Ford philosophy and model of care. Organizations in the network share organizational resources, clinical tools, and consumer/family education and support. As of July 2018, at least nine organizations participated in the network.

Key Executives

  • Mark Mishek, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Moira McGinley, Vice President & Chief Development Officer
  • Bob Poznanovich, Vice President of Business Development
  • Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
  • Valerie Slaymaker, Ph.D, Vice President Education and Research

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