CLARE is a non-profit rehab founded in 1970 out of concern for the homeless alcoholics clustered around the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice, California. It has a specific vision: “Everyone seeking recovery from substance abuse will have access to professional, effective, and compassionate treatment in a clean and secure environment that meets the highest standards for healthcare delivery. Everyone in our community will have access to drug and alcohol education and prevention services.”
These days, CLARE has 11 different programs in several Westside locations, 250 residential beds and serves an astounding 30,000 addicts a year by phone, email or in person. The primary Men’s Recovery Program is located in a CLARE-owed building in the prestigious beach town of Santa Monica. It has 70 beds where clients can stay in residential treatment for up to six months. There are group meeting rooms, office spaces and a large industrial size kitchen.
The primary Women’s Treatment program has 40 beds and also allows clients to stay for up to six months. This residence is also in a CLARE-owned building complete with communal spaces, a large commercial-grade kitchen, office spaces and solar-powered electricity and heat.
Treatment and Staff
Detox and primary care is 30 days and provides clients with round-the-clock supervision and support during non-medical detox process, followed by a full schedule of one-on-one counseling, drug and alcohol education, case management and 12-step meetings. Afterwards, many residents then transfer to either the Men’s Recovery Program where the emphasis is on helping them establish a sober lifestyle, confront personal issues and construct a sober social support network or the Women’s Treatment program which is designed to address underlying issues specific to women in recovery.
The 67-person staff (along with 75 volunteers) insures rather astounding success rates: 90% of the clients successfully complete the program, 70% find stable housing when they’re done and 75% find full-time employment afterwards.
There’s also a Women with Children Sober Living Program, which allows mothers to participate in a recovery plan while their children become a part of a safe, structured lifestyle, a Drug Court Program which offers a court-approved alternative to jail time for non-violent drug offenders charged with possession or being under the influence of an illegal substance, a Drinking Driver Program that provides alcohol education and case monitoring to help drinkers look at the habits and attitudes that led to them driving under the influence and a Clarity for Youth program, which sends counselors into local, middle and high schools to educate students about substance abuse.
CLARE also recently opened Conscious Recovery, an outpatient treatment program that provides premium, customized, evidence-based morning and evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Day Treatment Programs.
With noble goals, a reasonable price for those who need it and a fairly complete treatment program to boot, CLARE has it all for their demographic. If finances are an issue, this is a no-brainer; for the community they serve, they are truly an invaluable resource.
909 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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