The Ed Keating Center is a three-month residential treatment program for chemically dependent individuals seeking substance abuse recovery services. With an emphasis on the 12 Steps of Recovery, all residents must attend daily 12-Step meetings and intensively engage the 12-Step Program. Residents attend mandatory aftercare services as well.
ABOUT THE ED KEATING CENTER
The Ed Keating Center offers sober living programs at three gender-specific locations.
The center, named for a popular sports agent who overcame addiction, is located in Cleveland, Ohio, also provides a work release program. Detoxification services are not offered on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The Ed Keating Center offers a three-month rehabilitation program that clients must complete before attending a three-quarter house program. Treatment at the Ed Keating Center is 12-step based and requires residents to attend nightly AA meetings and have a sponsor.
Residents in the three-quarter house program must attend seven mandatory 12-step meetings each week and weekly [aftercare][meetings once a week. Residents must find jobs and contribute part of their earnings to the organization. Residents will also contribute to household chores.
The Ed Keating Center also runs a work release program where clients will reside in sober living, attend 12-step meetings and go to work.
The co-founder and program director of the Ed Keating Center is a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor. The center also employs and executive director. Each sober living facility has its own house manager.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Ed Keating Center’s main facility, The Rock, hosts the administrative offices, group meeting rooms, and housing for 85 men. The Jean Marie House is a 35-bed facility for women located in Cleveland suburb of Brook Park. It is the newest facility owned by Ed Keating. The Jones Road facility can accommodate 85 men who have completed the first three months of the program.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Seven alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave mixed feedback. Four alumni gave four out of five stars for the center’s treatment effectiveness.
Criticisms of the facility included a lack of staff, a lack of programming, and subpar food.
Reviewer A.J.T. denounced the 12-step programming, calling the experience an “absolute nightmare.” “This is only a place to go if you are desperate for a place to ‘dry out,’” they commented, though they conceded that “it did help me start my road to recovery and I am thankful for that.”
Reviewer M.B. wrote: “The comroderity there is one of a kind men that become brothers in sobriety.. Even though the food can sometimes be repeditive it is tolerable.” Five-star reviewer Casey added: “Great place to start new beginnings. Groups are very helpful. Staff and paitents are kind and welcoming.”
On an unofficial Facebook page for the facility, five of six individuals gave Ed Keating Center perfect five star ratings. Alum Chad wrote: “This place saved my life , changed everything , and gave a life n more then I could’ve ever dreamed of.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Four loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave mostly positive reviews
Parent Joyce gave the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness but indicated that Ed Keating needed more staff. “My daughter was treated well and respected, now is able to return to facilitate groups and help the new girls,” Joyce wrote.
Reviewer K.B. also gave the center perfect five-star ratings and wrote: “Separate those you have been in jail from those you have not served time. Those who have been in jail should treated at a different facility with well trained staff.”
Another survey respondent, Katherine, attributed the Ed Keating Center as the inspiration to pursue addiction counseling.
One loved one gave the facility a perfect five-star rating on the unofficial Facebook page. Amanda wrote: “My Buda loves it and I’ve got my husband back!!! thank you.” 
The Ed Keating Center is a nonprofit funded through donations. The center states on its website that services are available “to any man or women with a sincere determination to overcome their alcoholism or addiction, without regard for their ability to pay.”