Capstone Recovery Center​

        "For with God nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37

​ Our Mission

     Capstone Recovery Center Inc. provides a safe Godly environment where women whose lives have been affected by prescription/illicit drug abuse, and/or other life-controlling issues, can be educated and encouraged to lead fully functional lives as productive citizens in the community.

  Our Vision


     Capstone provides activities to educate women to re-enter society, teach and assist in seeking employment and provide guidance on how to live productive lives as law-abiding citizens of high integrity, with changed attitudes about themselves, others and society. 

     The women receive personal counseling by Dr. Oscar D. Ramirez, who holds a specialty in emotional trauma and substance abuse. He was the Counseling Supervisor at the Miami Rescue Mission for a number of years.  He is also an ordained minister with over 50 years of ministry experience dealing with spiritual issues.

      The education portion of the program is directed by Shirley Luckadoo, Ed.D., who holds a Doctorate in Adult Education and has 31 years of experience in adult and community college education and was formerly Vice President of Instruction at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Classes are held in The Lighthouse Learning Center. 


  Our Purpose

     The Center offers a residential program, and a non-residential program for the purpose of healing the whole person. Residential clients are provided housing. Both residential and non-residential clients receive life skills training, individual and group counseling, computer training, and employment training. Upon completion of the program, they will be equipped to establish themselves as positive, productive members of the community.


According to SAMHSA, the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, the Opioid and Heroin crisis is now being considered and epidemic ( According to the 2009 statistics provided by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), over 18 % of the population use illicit drugs. In Rowan County (population 138,428); Women - 50.8% of women in the county are abusing drugs in some way. The projected growth of this target population increases as the economy worsens, job opportunities decrease and the availability and variety of controlled substances becomes more easily attainable.  Capstone's approach is one of healing emotional and spiritual problems without medication. Decades of research has shown that faith-based programs or programs that have a strong spiritual component, have a much lower recidivism rate than secular recovery programs which only deal with the physical and/or emotional realms of humanity.
​ Your support of Capstone Recovery Center Inc., will enable participants of this program to lead lives that will be asset to our community.