About Us

Learn a little about our company

Our Founders

The Awareness Program was founded in 1974 by Howard Bibby, shown here with his wife and business partner, Marilyn.  Mr. Bibby was also founder of the Fellowship Hall in Palm Desert, which is an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting location.  Additionally, he was influential in developing the ABC Recovery Center in Indio. To continue his legacy of community service, Howard’s Group (Substance abuse outpatient program) was developed in his honor. 

Our Mission

The Awareness Program, Inc. is a California corporation dedicated to the education and rehabilitation of persons whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drugs. Services are provided in an atmosphere of respect for the individuals, with professionalism and dignity at the core of the service. Programs are primarily directed to persons who have been referred by the legal system.

Our History...

The Awareness Program’s main office is at 45926 Oasis Street in Indio, CA with a second office at 1445 N. Sunrise Way, Suite 103 in Palm Springs, CA.
The Awareness Program has been providing education and rehabilitation services to DUI offenders since 1974 and was incorporated in 1979.
In 1995 The Awareness Program was certified by the County of Riverside to provide PC 1000 Drug Diversion services.
We also have a history of providing the court ordered Prop 36. Currently our menu of services includes a Substance Use Outpatient Drug-Free Treatment program called Howard’s Group, Drug testing and out-of-state assessments & evaluations.
The operation of The Awareness Group is supported by client fees. The Program assumes sole responsibility for the delivery of alcohol and drug services required by its contracts with public agencies.