With a number of locations throughout the United States, Salvation Army’s Harbor Light provides a wide range of addiction recovery programs for men and women, including detox, residential and outpatient treatment and sober living. The Harbor Light San Francisco program has been providing recovery services to the community since 1941. This facility offers detox, primary and extended care all in one location.
Accommodations and Food
The Salvation Army Harbor Light San Francisco program is located in a historic building on the corner of Ninth and Harrison in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. The facility has space for a total of 60 men, 24 women and 20 other beds dedicated to veterans. Clients stay in dorm-style rooms that are shared but separated by gender. Accommodations include twin beds, dressers and closet space. The facility has on-site laundry, common areas, a computer lab, fitness center and classrooms. There is a chapel on the premises and several weekly church services are offered. Three healthy meals a day are served cafeteria-style.
Treatment and Staff
Clients are typically referred to Harbor Light San Francisco by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Kaiser Permanente and local drug court agencies. Upon intake, they go through an initial assessment to help staff members develop an individualized treatment plan. For those who need detox, it is available on-site in the form of a seven to 90-day program with medical care, counseling and around-the-clock supervision.
The residential program can last from six to 24 months. Treatment includes both individual and group therapy using evidence-based practices such as CBT and DBT. The curriculum also includes regular 12-step participation and a range of educational sessions focusing on addiction as a disease, social skills, family dynamics, coping strategies, relapse prevention and HIV/AIDS. While clients may be able to get basic support for depression and anxiety, those with more severe co-occurring disorders may need to seek outside help. Referrals can be provided for community mental health clinics.
The organization also offers referrals for outpatient care in varying intensities, family counseling, aftercare and sober living for clients transitioning out of the residential program.
Specialized care is available for single parents struggling with addiction who want to be reunited with their children. This transitional living apartment building is called Harbor House and offers 12-step based treatment, around-the clock counseling, parenting classes, on-site childcare and job placement services. Clients of Harbor House can stay up to two years as long as they are employed or in school.
In all, the Salvation Army Harbor Light San Francisco program provides a safe environment for clients to get sober. Treatment includes evidence-based care, 12-step support and educational sessions. For those who are committed to recovery, the organization provides an affordable, comprehensive program with plenty of long-term support.
The Salvation Army Harbor Light San Francisco Location
1275 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94103
The Salvation Army Harbor Light San Francisco Cost
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