Santa Monica provides services designed to stabilize the lives of chemically dependent women. Programs confront the unique needs of women, which often include issues of depression, economic difficulty, and family responsibilities.
Treatment involves the physical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of the “whole” person, with emphasis on skills training to handle stresses without drugs or alcohol. At the heart of the program, however, is the commitment made by each woman to take responsibility for her life, to grow, and tap the inner strength that will help her remain drug and alcohol free.
Santa Monica’s Halfway House Program, a six to twelve month program, and Intermediate Residential Program, which is a twelve to twenty-four month program, offers care to women age 19 and over for up to two years.
Residents must be willing to learn new methods of problem-solving and must abstain from mood-altering chemicals during their entire stay.
Upon admission, residents must demonstrate some means of financial capability. In addition, all Santa Monica residents must hold outside employment during their stay, both to help pay for the cost of the program and to help develop a sense of personal financial responsibility.
Besides employment outside, residents also participate within the house. Santa Monica is not the typical institutional environment. Instead, it is a “family-style” household where the residents are expected to contribute to the daily operation. As an example, residents take turns preparing meals and the clean-up.
Today, Santa Monica is recognized as one of the leading facilities of its kind in the United States. Santa Monica successfully helps clients overcome addictions and regain the self-confidence required for personal success.