The Man Behind Legacy Healing Center, Marc Effron

By Ernest Hamilton

Jul 08, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

The Man Behind Legacy Healing Center, Marc Effron(The Man Behind Legacy Healing Center, Marc Effron) (Credit: Getty Image)

The co-founder of Legacy Healing Center, Marc Ryan Effron is now dedicating his life to helping others. The foundation is one of the world's most renowned addiction facility. 

Here is how Marc's Journey started

Marc was born and brought up in Swampscott Mass. He lived with his mother and stepfather. His parents divorced when Marc was young and both remarried. The divorce of Marc's parents impacted him emotionally.

Marc was an excellent kid when it came to studies. He found success in the corporate sector at an early age.

Being a vice president of a major investment firm in his early twenties, it would appear Marc had it all. Life has its path with twists and turns. The lack of fulfilment was something that stemmed from his childhood. He did not have a purpose and the feeling was overwhelming to him. So much so, that he could no longer stand it and turned to substance abuse to numb the feeling.

The reason behind the Legacy

By age 30, Marc lost everything including his family, job, and became homeless on the street. He knew he had to get his pieces together and get up again.

Marc then visited several treatment centres and finally stood up again. During this journey, he identified a huge gap in the market and finally found what he needs to do. He knew he had to help those facing similar difficulties with a different approach to healing.

He opened his treatment facility through a pilot program of just three beds, based out of South Florida. Soon after then, Legacy Healing Center quickly grew to support over 155 beds and employ over 200 well looked after staff. Legacy Healing Center also supports a multi-state treatment program that expands out of South Florida as well. The treatment facility contracts with companies such as American Airlines to provide corporate mental health training.

 What does Marc looks forward to

Marc looks forward to expanding treatment centres into multiple states within the next few years. Marc wants to impact as many people as he can with his holistic approach to overcoming substance abuse. Having treated over 10,000 patients, the program continues to offer hope and solutions to many.

© 2024 VCPOST, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join the Conversation

Real Time Analytics