Mick Duffy and his dad, Mike, have seen too many broken families, too many people shackled by addiction, trapped in a life stripped of dignity—hopeless and unable to see a way forward. They have also seen the need for high quality care that is driven by a sense of mission and marked by integrity and genuine compassion.
For nearly 50 years, the Duffy’s have seen what true compassion, support and love can do to help someone who has acknowledged their need to change. In fact, the Duffy family has served nearly 40,000 people in this way, and hope to continue to serve those in need for many years to come.
Starting a treatment center
In 1967, Gene Duffy (Mick’s grandpa and Mike’s dad) started a residential treatment center in the heart of wine country, called Duffy’s Myrtledale in Calistoga, CA. As a recovering alcoholic, Gene desired to share his experience, strength, and hope with those who still suffered.
Carrying on the legacy
Upon Duf’s death, his three sons led the work at the Duffy’s Napa Valley. Mike Duffy served as Vice President and CEO for over 20 years. Then, Mike’s son, Mick, served in the same leadership roles for 3 years.