Founded in 1962 by five members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Bishop Robert Gooden, the Bishop Gooden Home provided a safe and confidential environment for businessmen to work through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Bishop Gooden Home, fondly known by its alumni as the “BG,” is the flagship residence among several historic homes and cottages that make up The Gooden Center.
Our men’s only facility in beautiful historic Pasadena, CA is more than a treatment program. The Gooden Center is a community of people dedicated to a single purpose: to help show the way out of the debilitating cycle of alcohol and drug dependency. It is a community supported by a talented staff that has a passion for the work they do.