About Keystone

balcony-meeting-01The Basics

Keystone Halls is a 90-bed transitional housing facility helping provide stable residency for veteran men and women suffering from the ravages of chemical dependency. All of our transitional beds are for U.S. Military Veterans who have special services available to them through our case management office.

For the veterans we serve, we work closely with the Veterans’ Administration to make certain to maintain full access to all available services and programs.

Founded By People In Recovery

Keystone Halls was founded by Ron Malec in 1998 as a way to give back to the South Florida recovery community. Today, Keystone Halls has become a respected transitional housing facility that has helped thousands of people make a beginning in their recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.

Keystone is staffed by people who understand the ravages of addiction and the difficulties of recovery, and that is why we are unique among transitional housing communities in South Florida. Unlike many other so-called “halfway houses,” Keystone Halls is interested more in an individual’s recovery, rather than just filling beds.


Both Keystone Halls and our professionals are recognized by the State of Florida and by Broward County as a certified non-profit agency helping those in recovery. We are also partnered with other local non-profit organizations to maximize the services we provide to our residents in recovery.

One of those organizations is Hands On Broward, which works with Keystone Halls to keep our facilities maintained and provide food for residents. The other is the Community Foundation of Broward, which recognized Keystone Halls in 2011 as doing exceptional good in the community, awarding Keystone with a generous grant to help our residents.

Hands On Broward continues to help Keystone Halls serve those in need. Volunteers recently joined together to repaint our Wilton Manors housing, giving it a completely new look!

Our 17th Court housing in Wilton Manors was recently repainted with generous help from volunteers with Hands On Broward.

South Florida Metro

Because of the size and scale of the South Florida metropolitan area, it is important you find a housing facility that is close to treatment, meeting clubs, public transportation, medical services and job resources. Keystone Halls is ideally situated near downtown Fort Lauderdale, and is within walking distance of hundreds of meetings each week, as well as public transit and public services.

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