As a 79-year-old grandmother, one would expect Jeanne McAlister to be relishing the down time that we only reach in our twilight years; relaxing in a rocking chair on the front porch in the California sunshine. Instead she has offered the chance for a better life to thousands of alcoholics, drug addicts and the homeless since she founded the McAlister Institute in 1977. McAlister Institute’s mission is to provide high quality, low cost substance abuse services to those who need a way out of the vicious cycle of addiction. The Institute has earned recognition as one of San Diego County leading resources for the compassionate care and treatment of individuals and families suffering from addiction and homelessness. Jeanne, I absolutely know that you’re going to inspire us all!