Our History

As one of the longest-operating recovery centers in San Diego County, South Bay Pioneers has a rich history since its establishment in 1961.

1961 – South Bay Pioneers is founded as a men’s 12-step recovery home at the Greg Rogers House on E Street in Chula Vista.

1973 – South Bay Pioneers acquire property at 270 North C Street in Chula Vista, which remains its location today.

1974-1977 – Residents of South Bay Pioneers build a meeting place and residence at the 270 North C Street property, with support from the local community, Rohr Industries, Dixieline Lumber, the Navy SeaBees, and many others.

1985 – South Bay Pioneers expands, adding 18 one-bedroom apartment units to be utilized by participants as a stepping stone and to expand opportunities to women in recovery.

2012 – Beloved community member Charmaian Anteramian provides a legacy gift to South Bay Pioneers, which will become a future facility expansion known as Charm’s House to support women in recovery.