• People living with HIV/AIDS
• Women and/or men with children
• People with a criminal justice history
• People with co-occurring disorders
• Veterans

Low-Income and Homeless Individuals

CalWORKs Residential Treatment: This treatment program is for eligible CalWORKs non-custodial parents and requires a commitment to at least 90 days of treatment in a residential treatment setting.

Residential recovery services and/or specialized recovery services: This is for parenting men and women referred by the Community Assessment Service Center(CASC).

Emergency housing and basic living support services (BLSS): This program is for homeless adults with mental illness.

General Relief Board and Care: Board-and-care services for eligible homeless and indigent men and women are provided in 24-hour residential housing. This program does not include substance abuse treatment. However, individuals funded by other government programs can access these services on an outpatient basis.

People Living With HIV/AIDS

Safe Refuge is one of the largest and most experienced providers of comprehensive services for people living with HIV/AIDS. We have been serving low-income and homeless people with HIV/AIDS since the early years of the epidemic in the 1980s, including those with co-existing substance abuse, mental health and medical diagnoses.

Ryan White Care Act HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse Transitional Housing: Available to homeless and low-income Los Angeles County individuals who have HIV/AIDS and who have completed primary drug treatment.

Ryan White Care Act HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse Treatment: Intensive  day treatment available to homeless and low-income Los Angeles County individuals who have HIV/AIDS and who have completed primary drug treatment.

Women With Children

Housing for Women with Children: Transitional and long-term housing for pregnant and parenting women with young children. Supportive services available on an outpatient basis include:

• Drug/alcohol education and counseling
• Case management and referrals
• Relapse prevention
• Vocational services
• Pre-natal, postnatal and maternal health services
• Parenting skills

People With A Criminal Justice History

Safe Refuge is one of the largest and most experienced providers of substance abuse treatment, rehabilitation and recovery services for criminal justice populations in the greater Long Beach/South Bay area of Los Angeles County. We have been assisting parolees and other criminal justice populations for 23 years. Services include drug/alcohol treatment and recovery, and re-entry programs such as employment readiness and placement services.

All criminal justice program participants benefit from needs assessments and case management to help them transition back into the community, as well as educational, behavior-change and skills-building services; correctional counseling; life skills training; peer support, and vocational services. Programs include:

Forever Free: This residential treatment program provides up to six months of community-based substance abuse treatment and supportive services to eligible, low-income female offenders to help them recover from addiction and prevent recidivism. Participants are referred directly from the drug treatment program at the California Institution for Women (CIW) or by their parole agent.

Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS)
Designed to keep AB 109 participants engaged and prepare them for independent living in affordable permanent housing:
– Transitional Housing
– Transitional Housing w/child
– Sober Living Environment
– Sober Living Environment w/child
– Job Readiness Training and Job Placement Services

Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Recovery and Transitional Services (SMaRTS) Project: This offender reentry program provides 90 days of culturally, linguistically and gender-relevant residential substance abuse treatment and related services focusing on reintegration back into the community

Post-Release Community Supervision – Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program Services: Helps low- risk (non-serious, nonviolent, nonsexual) offenders make a successful re-entry. Residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and sober living services funded through Assembly Bill 109. (Assembly Bill 109 also offers transitional housing and job placement services in a sober living environment.
Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming (STOP):
This initiative provides comprehensive, evidence-based programming and services to parolees during their transition into the community. Residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and sober living services are available; priority is given to parolees who are within their first year of release and who have demonstrated a moderate to high risk to re-offend.

People With Co-Occurring Disorders

Housing for people who have co-occurring disorders: For people with a diagnosis of addiction and mental health challenges who have completed a primary drug treatment program. Eligible residents may continue to meet with their co-occurring case manager and  attend co-occurring disorder support group on an outpatient basis. Crisis counseling is available, as well as crisis intervention and medication management, by a consulting psychiatrist.

Emergency housing and basic living support services (BLSS): Designed for homeless adults with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.

U.S. Veterans

United States Veterans Administration: Substance abuse treatment, transitional housing and supportive services for homeless and indigent veterans, including homeless veterans who have co-occuring disorders and those who have a medical diagnosis.

Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans Services: Serves veterans in need of transitional housing and support services who are dual-diagnosed with substance abuse, mental health and medical diagnoses. Veterans are referred through the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program.

Safe Refuge’s Veterans Overcoming Homelessness program: Long-term transitional housing program that includes substance abuse treatment, recovery services and a full continuum of vocational, educational and other supportive and skills-building services, plus access to mental health and medical care for veterans. The program addresses the needs of homeless veterans served by the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center.

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