Kenny wanted to help others rebuild their lives thru recovery. Clare Foundation offers hope for recovery from alcohol addiction.

The average treatment program can cost upwards of $5000 a month upon admitting. State funded beds have been greatly reduced over the past few years. Clare Foundation is unique - they look for grants and outside donations in order to keep costs low and affordable to those in need. Their program costs $66/day, $462/week, approx. $2000/month.

Please consider supporting this worthy cause.

 To donate to Clare Foundation:

 Click the link below. On the page that follows, please be sure to include under Donation Information Tribute Type choose: In Memory of and type Kenny Nichols



Mail a donation to:

Clare Foundation
Attn: Development- Emily Johnson

909 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Please make checks payable to Clare Foundation


*Again be sure to include that you are donating In Memory of Kenny Nichols

 All donations are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support



About Clare Foundation:


Rehab or Bust: A Guide to L.A.'s Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers

By Mark Groubert Wednesday, Jun 25 2008

Today, Clare runs 11 programs on the Westside, including a residential treatment center, sober living for men and women with children, outpatient services, detox and a drunk-driving program — all 12-step based. This amazing operation runs on the minuscule annual budget of $5 million, and may be the best overall drug-treatment program in Los Angeles. Half-privately raised, half-publicly funded, the nonprofit Clare is headed up by the idealistic Nicholas Vrataric, who should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Oh, and did I mention, it’s free to the indigent?






CLARE Foundation, Inc., began simply and sincerely in the late 1960's when a group of dedicated and concerned community members responded to the lack of recovery-oriented services for the homeless and indigent alcoholics gathering on the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice. At first, they distributed food and literature. Then, in 1970, the group rented a small storefront and sleeping area on Pico Boulevard and began providing education, resources and referrals plus a place to detox. Today, CLARE has 11 programs in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City and Los Angeles, and provides services to all those seeking recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse.

Eleven residential, outpatient and community-based programs offer culturally sensitive English and Spanish recovery services to a diverse population of men, women, children, the homeless, those facing criminal prosecution for drug and alcohol offenses and the general adult population. At CLARE, recovery involves individual effort, the support of others, and a clean, secure and sober environment.