Recovery Bridge Housing-RBH

Clients can access RBH housing but must participate in Medi-Cal outpatient or intensive outpatient services. If clients don’t participate in these services, they will not be permitted to use RBH for housing.

Transitional Housing

Participants must be employed, enrolled in job training, or engaged as volunteers in the community while living in transitional housing. Safe Refuge provide six months to one year in a furnished, alcohol-and-drug-free apartment. Residents can take advantage of conveniently located outpatient services designed to help them stabilize after treatment, prevent relapse and rebuild their lives.

Long-term Housing

Residents must be employed while living in Safe Refuge’s long-term housing. Safe Refuge provides at least two years of housing in a furnished alcohol-and-drug-free apartment. Outpatient services are available to help prevent relapse and maintain long-term sobriety.

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Housing for special populations:

  • Low-income and homeless individuals
  • People with HIV/AIDS and substance abuse
  • Women 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.
  • Residential recovery services and/or specialized recovery services for parenting men and women.
  • Probation or Parole – Probation and/or parole residential treatment services are available for men and women who have been through the criminal justice system. When treatment is completed they are eligible for outpatient services and community housing.

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 a residential and/or 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 28 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 care coordination to help them transition back into the community, as well as educational, behavior-change and skills-building services; correctional counseling; life skills training; and peer support.

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People With Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Housing for People who have co-occurring disorders – For people with a co-occurring disorders of addiction and mental health challenges who have completed a primary drug treatment program. Eligible residents may continue to meet with their co-occurring care coordinator and attend support groups 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) to homeless adults with co-occurring disorders.

U.S. Veterans

  • United States Veterans Administration – Substance abuse treatment, transitional housing and supportive services for homeless and indigent veterans, including homeless veterans who are dual- and triple-diagnosed with co-existing substance abuse, mental health and medical diagnoses.
  • Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans Services – Serves veterans in need of transitional housing and support services who are dual- and triple-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.
  • 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 triple-diagnosed veterans. The program addresses the needs of homeless veterans served by the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center.


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