A state licensed and certified residential substance abuse treatment facility in Santa Ana, California; the Cooper Fellowship has been helping people get sober for 35 years. It provides 12-step focused recovery services to private clients in addition to the Orange County Health Care Agency, hoping to maximize the potential for a sober lifestyle, free from crime.
Accommodations and Food
Five housing units on residential Cooper Street host up to 60 residents at a time, with a sixth building accommodating administration and treatment facilities and a pool in the center. Men and women are separated into furnished houses, sharing bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas, with television. Cell phones and personal computers are not allowed.
Clients do all of their own cleaning and laundry. They also shop for and prepare all of their own food, so meals are determined through group consensus. This means candy and caffeine are okay and also that residents do all of their own dishes.
Treatment and Staff
Cooper’s 90-day treatment plan is of mixed modalities—combining 12-step treatment with CBT augmentations. Clients go to group therapy and classes daily and one individual session per week. Each case manager is responsible for six to 10 residents, so group size remains small. Classes focus on independent life skills training, social skills development, crisis intervention and addiction. Clients do not go offsite to AA but are required to attend daily meetings at the facility, as well as encouraged to work the steps.
Visitation hours are from 2 to 4 pm on the weekends, and family is invited to attend the open AA meetings at the facility on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
The pool, exercise room and softball are some of the extras offered at the Cooper Fellowship.
The Cooper Fellowship offers affordable recovery services in the Orange County area and access to the local sober community, though the Parolee Program might be a deterrent for some. If this is the case, the extended length of the program, sober living aftercare and 35 years of experience should also be taken into consideration.
Cooper Fellowship, Inc.
409 N. Cooper St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Cooper Fellowship Cost: $2,000 (30 days). Reach Cooper Fellowship by phone at (714) 554-1152. Find Cooper Fellowship on Facebook
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