Man killed in Riverside off-road accident identified as local rehabilitation founder – Press Enterprise

A man killed in a terrain accident on New Year’s Eve was identified by the forensic pathologist in Riverside County as the co-founder of Shelter for Change, a local addiction treatment center.

Christopher Raahauge was 60, the forensic pathologist said Saturday night, Jan. 1.

Raahauge was one of three people in an off-road vehicle that crashed Friday afternoon in La Sierra Hills, officials said. He and a 33-year-old man, who have not yet been identified, both died in the crash, officials said, and the third resident sustained moderate injuries.

Raahauge co-founded Shelter For Change with his wife, Karen. The nonprofit organization helps those dealing with addiction, according to its website.

“Shelter for Change believes that anyone who asks for and needs help with addiction deserves it, insured or uninsured,” reads a statement on the nonprofit organization’s website. “With dedication and hard work, SFC creates a movement to save as many lives as possible.”

According to the website, Chris Raahauge was a recovering addict and alcoholic who had been sober for 15 years. He overcame the addiction that almost tore his family apart – his daughter is also a drug addict – and he and his wife started Shelter for Change to help others, the website reads.

Raahauge and his wife also established Teamwork Recovery Services, which specifically helps those who have health insurance, the Shelter for Change website said.

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