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Second Chance Sobriety Homes


The Basics

Second Chance Sobriety Homes is a Bay Area based company that operates a number of upscale facilities for men and women who are in the early stages of their recovery. The key element to the program at Second Chance is accountability, along with a commitment to the 12 steps.  In addition to these expectations, each client is required to be in some sort of mental health counseling or addiction outpatient program.

Second Chance was founded by Mark Fredrickson, a San Jose, California native who started this company after finding sobriety himself and recognizing the importance of newly sober people having a safe place to live.

Accommodations and Amenities

Second Chance owns 12 homes in total, scattered throughout the South Bay in Northern California. Some of the facilities are co-ed and others are gender-specific. All of these locations provides houses of various styles and sizes, though the smallest of the homes is four bedrooms with two bathrooms, with the largest being a three story, nine bedroom home.

These facilities are very spacious and comfortable, with newer appliances and living areas. Most of the rooms are shared between one other client and are fully furnished with full beds, dressers and desks. Amenities include hardwood flooring throughout the home, Wifi, TVs with cable, fireplaces, large backyards that include some wooded areas over a couple of acres, serenity gardens and laundry machines on-site.

Rules and Regulations

There is a minimum requirement for clients to stay in the home for at least 30 days, through on average clients end up staying between three and six months. Clients are expected to attend regular peer support meetings, whether that’s AA, NA, SMART Recovery or Celebrate Recovery. The facility works with a number of agencies that offer Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and are able to refer their clients to these programs, or set them up with a counselor.

Residents must attend nightly house meetings and submit to weekly drug screenings. If a client does relapse, he or she is immediately removed from the residence, and in order to get back in there is a fee and they must have a clean UA. If a client has multiple relapses, he or she won’t be able to move back in until a treatment program is successfully completed. Every incoming client needs to be sober upon arrival.

Second Chance believes it is the responsibility of the client to keep his or her personal spaces clean, and there are weekly chores. After a couple of weeks of living at the facility, clients have to get a job or enroll in school, and secure a sponsor and home meeting location. The curfew is 9:30 pm Sunday to Thursday, and midnight on the weekends. Guest are allowed during the day, but not overnight.

There is a house manager and assistant for each location, and at least one is available 24 hours a day.

In Summary

Second Chance Sobriety Homes provides beautiful, substance-free living environments in some of the nicest parts of Northern California. The primary requirement is that the client stay committed to sobriety. It is a simple concept that has led to a great deal of success for former and current clientele.

Second Chance Sobriety Homes
2874 La Jolla Ave
San Jose, CA 95124

Second Chance Sobriety Homes Cost: Call for details. Reach Second Chance Sobriety Homes by phone at (877) 640-0840. Find Second Chance Sobriety Homes on Facebook

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