Founded in 2014 by Jeff Morrow in the community of Linda Vista in San Diego, California, Coast Recovery provides sober living for women. Its mission is to provide safe and structured housing so that clients can focus on their recovery, and rebuild their lives. Coast Recovery is located in close proximity to the beach, public transportation and trolleys.
Accommodations and Amenities
Coast Recovery accommodates ten women, who reside in spacious triple-occupancy rooms furnished with twin beds, dark wood dressers and nightstands. One room has blue and white walls, large windows covered with a white sheer panel, allowing sunlight to bathe the room. Fresh cut flowers arranged in vases provide striking accents.
The clients are responsible for their own groceries, and meals are prepared in a fully equipped tiled kitchen, which has wooden brown cabinets and granite countertops. Amenities include a house computer, laundry room, Wi-Fi, large screen TV’s and a barbecue grill. A house manager lives on the premises. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only.
Rules and Regulations
Potential clients undergo an intake process, which includes meeting the staff, and the other residents, as well as undergoing a drug test to ensure that they are clean and sober. A 90-day minimum length of stay is required, so that clients can build a foundation in their recovery. At Coast Recovery, a zero tolerance policy is enforced. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted, and residents who relapse must immediately leave the premises.
The first ten days is a probation period. During this time, the women are allowed to have limited contact with friends and family, are required to check in with the house manager on a daily basis and can only attend meetings, as well as seek sponsorship. Residents are encouraged to attend a recovery support group of their choice, including 12-step and SMART Recovery. The curfew during this time is 9 pm Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays.
After the probation period, requirements include attending a minimum of four weekly recovery support meetings, obtaining a sponsor within 30 days and working with staff on goals. Clients must have attendance slips signed by the meeting’s secretary, which are presented during the weekly house meeting. Performance of weekly household chores is mandated, and beds must be made on a daily basis. The curfew is midnight from Sundays to Thursdays, and 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Residents are not allowed to use hair dye inside the house, and parking is restricted for the house manager and senior residents.
Coast Recovery is a member of the San Diego Sober Living Coalition, which stresses high standards from its affiliates.
This sober living home is a perfect fit for both clients who want to work the steps, as well as those looking for alternatives to AA. The house provides a nurturing environment for women, and staff is on hand to offer ample support.
5641 Mildred St 92110
San Diego, CA 92111
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