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Tom Gorham entered a sober-living facility in Berkeley in 1998 after a decade of homelessness because of alcoholism and drug addiction. He never left. Now he’s the facility’s executive director.
After his own treatment, Gorham helped Davida Coady — a renowned doctor who later became his wife — build up Options Recovery Services from one house to 11 properties in Berkeley and Oakland. Coady died last year but Gorham remains at the helm and Options’ philosophy is the same: Don’t turn people away if they need a place to stay and want treatment for their addictions.