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Safe Refuge’s transitional and long-term housing programs provide furnished apartments with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms for men, women and families seeking a supportive housing environment after completing treatment for alcohol or substance abuse. All of the apartments are located within walking distance of our continuing care outpatient services. Costs are calculated on a sliding scale according to each individual’s ability to pay. Some of our clients qualify for government-funded housing with a small co-payment. Call us to find out if you are eligible.

Emergency Housing & Assistance Program Capital Development program- Safe Refuge has been a recipient of Emergency Housing & Assistance Program Capital Development (EHAPCD) Deferred Loans to build and refurbish emergency housing shelters, with our most recent award in 2011-2012 in the amount of $390,554 for 8 shelter spaces.  In total, EHAPC funds have preserved 114 shelter beds & added 4 new shelter beds at our facility.

Safe Refuge’s “Veterans Overcoming Homelessness” program provides 90 days of Clinical Treatment Services, followed by transitional housing and supportive services for an additional 21 months, for a maximum stay of up to 24-months, to all qualified adult homeless male veterans (18+), with substance abuse and/or mental health diagnosis.  This program is designed for Veterans that actively choose to engage in clinical services. Safe Refuge works closely with the Long Beach Veterans Health Care System Grants & Per Diem (GPD) liaison to identify eligible Veterans seeking substance abuse treatment services.  Veterans seeking services at Safe Refuge are pre-screened for eligibility by the GPD liaison.

West Hollywood Transitional Housing – Safe Refuge provides supportive community housing for West Hollywood community members who have completed a drug/alcohol treatment program and are in need of affordable housing as they transition into the community.  Safe Refuge currently provides Transitional Housing for West Hollywood participants and ensures delivery of housing services in a clean, safe, and welcoming environment.

A full continuum of daily scheduled rehabilitative, vocational, supportive and skills-building activities designed to prepare Transitional Housing participants for a successful transition into a healthy lifestyle and permanent housing include: daily on-site 12-step meetings, nightly house closing meetings, a computer lab with individual work stations and access to the internet, printers, phones and fax machines, peer support groups, ex-offender tips and expungement workshops, weekly meetings with a case manager and recreational activities.

Housing Facility: All program services will be provided at Safe Refuge’s unique rehabilitative “campus” that includes a 90-bed state-licensed and certified residential treatment facility, three state-certified outpatient clinics, an accredited employment services center, and 186-beds of community sober living and transitional housing. Clients will live in fully furnished, clean and well-maintained homes in a mix of single family homes, duplexes, and apartment buildings located in the Rose Park Historic District of Long Beach. Each home has a homelike, non-institutional atmosphere that helps clients stabilize in housing while preparing them for independent living. Safe Refuge will provide up to three (3) daily balanced and complete meals, as well as nutritional snacks, in the agency’s centralized kitchen and dining room.

Safe Refuge’s campus also includes outpatient treatment clinics and supportive housing, making it is easy for clients to progress along a continuum of care, starting with intensive residential treatment and progressing to outpatient treatment in varying levels of intensity and frequency, and to alcohol and drug free housing as appropriate.  At any time, services can be stepped up or stepped down, according to each individual’s pace of recovery and changing needs.

CARE Transitional Housing: Safe Refuge is the largest and most experienced provider of 24-hour supportive Substance Abuse Transitional Housing for homeless and low-income People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) in SPA8 of Los Angeles County. Safe Refuge has a 25-year history of providing transitional housing for homeless and low–income PLWH/A, which integrates HIV/AIDS and substance abuse services.  Transitional housing is provided in furnished, comfortable private apartments that are conveniently located directly next-door to Safe Refuge’s comprehensive treatment center, where transitional housing residents will access outpatient services that are certified by the State of California, Department of Health Care Services and conform to state codes. In addition, the supportive housing program is accredited by and meets the rigorous standards of the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Recovery Bridge Housing (RBH) is defined as a type of abstinence-based, peer supported housing that combines a subsidy for recovery residences with concurrent treatment in outpatient (OP), intensive outpatient (IOP). The services provided in RBH vary, and include peer support, group and house meetings, self-help, and life skills development, among other recovery-oriented services. Treatment services cannot be provided in RBH.

Alcohol and Drug-Free Housing

Safe Refuge a leader in affordable supportive housing for people who complete primary treatment and want to live in an alcohol-and-drug-free environment.