ESRF was created by several local individuals exclusively for the purpose of providing a meeting place for recognized 12-step recovery programs.
ESRF is a not for profit charitable foundation similar to other charitable foundations such as hospital foundations.
ESRF built Common Ground in 1991 and a new building in 2005.
The sole purpose of ESRF is to maintain the facilities and insure that it is used only for the intended purpose.
A Board of Directors elected by ESRF members insures the operation of Common Ground. They receive no salary or privileges.