Founded in 1967, Casa De Las Amigas is a recovery community for women in Pasadena, California. In addition to a residential treatment division, it also offers detox and outpatient services. There is also a group of sober living homes run by Casa, where women may reside when they are early in recovery or newly discharged from treatment and looking for a stable, supportive and drug-free housing environment.
Accommodations and Amenities
Casa has three separate sober living houses on its property: Casa Serena, Evans House and The Loft. All are within walking distance to each other so the space between houses is somewhat of a communal area.
Casa Serena is a three-story, Spanish-style house that holds up to 24 residents. The house has 12 bedrooms with two residents to a room. Each bedroom comes with two twin beds and full bedding. The house also has a large living room on the main floor with a big screen TV. Residents also have access to a large patio where they may socialize in their free time.
The Evans House is an older two-story home that can accommodate up to 11 clients. The top floor of the house is a large loft that has been divided into three separate living spaces. Each of these spaces houses three residents and comes with three separate beds and personal spaces for each resident. The first floor of the house has two bedrooms, one for the house manager and another that holds an additional two residents. The house also comes with a patio, kitchen and nice living room.
The Loft is a one-story house that holds up to seven residents at a time. This house is reserved for residents that have been at Casa for an extended period of time and have full-time jobs. The house is loft-style and all of the residents sleep in the same room.
Residents are responsible for their own grocery shopping and cooking. Casa does provide household supplies and coffee for the residents.
Rules and Regulations
The intake process at Casa begins with a meeting with the organizations intake coordinator. The coordinator at Casa looks for candidates who are aiming to work or attend school full-time. Clients are breathalyzed and drug tested at this assessment as well. At this time, Casa’s sober living division does not typically admit clients who have co-occurring disorders.
While living at Casa, clients are required to regularly attend AA and NA meetings. If the client is working or attending school full-time, she is required to attend three to four meetings a week. If not, the client must attend five to seven meetings per week. Each resident is given a meeting card, which Casa requires to be stamped at each meeting.
Casa offers GED tutoring as well as resume writing assistance to its clients.
The staff and house managers for Casa are all either alumni of Casa or volunteers who have been sober for at least two years.
Offering a comprehensive array of recovery resources from detox to outpatient, Casa De Las Amigas’ sober living is an added benefit to women seeking help with addiction through this network. The variety of houses allows residents to choose accommodations that fit their living style and budget. Also, the GED tutoring truly helps residents’ long term recovery by contributing to the completion of their education.
Casa De Las Amigas Sober Living
160 N El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Casa De Las Amigas Sober Living Cost: $700 (30 days, Evans House); $700 (30 days, The Loft); $900 (30 days, Casa Serena). Reach Casa De Las Amigas Sober Living by phone at (626) 792-2770 or by email at [email protected]. Find Casa De Las Amigas Sober Living on Facebook and Google+
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