The Recovery & Wellness Center will provide a safe place for homeless and low-income individuals to detox from drug & alcohol abuse, enter long-term residential and outpatient recovery, and receive recuperative care following hospital stays. Once launched in it's entirety, The Recovery & Wellness Center plans to provide medically monitored detox, sobering mats for short-term recovery, an intensive 90-day resident recovery program, outpatient recovery services, and after care programs.
Opening in February 2018, Interfaith's short-term sobering and detox center will provide our North County neighbors with a safe place to take their first steps towards sobriety. Open for referrals 24-hours a day, this Recovery & Wellness program will help community members achieve immediate short-term sobriety and then transition into the 90-day residential program.
*Stay tuned for more information about this program in early 2018*
Open as of December 1, 2017, Interfaith's intensive 90-day addiction recovery program is a comprehensive residential and community-based mental health and substance abuse program. Located at Interfaith's Escondido headquarters, the 44-bed program also addresses the underlying challenges and struggles our North County low-income and homeless neighbors face. The ultimate goal of the program is for each recovering participant to graduate drug and alcohol free, with economic stability.
To learn more or refer a potential client, please call (760) 489-6380 ext. 279.
In late 2018, Interfaith will launch an outpatient community-based treatment program. This program will also feature an after-care component.
*Please stay tuned for more information about this developing program*
Another way individuals looking to achieve sobriety can enter into the Recovery & Wellness Center is through Interfaith's Recuperative Care Program. This program provides emergency housing and support to veterans and non-veterans exiting local hospitals and recovering from an illness or injury. Located at the Hawthorne Veteran & Family Resource Center in Escondido, the program houses 20 homeless veterans and 12 homeless non-veterans at a time, and also provides access to comprehensive counseling and case management.
Lisa came to Interfaith in need of a place to recover after she found herself in the hospital with a broken hip, a result of her alcohol addiction. After her recovery, Lisa transitioned into Interfaith's Behavioral Health & Recovery Program, where she lived for a year and began practicing something that surprised her: art therapy. Today, Lisa is sober, lives in her own home in Encinitas and volunteers with Interfaith, teaching arts & crafts to veterans currently enrolled in the Recuperative Care Program. "Interfaith saved my life, no doubt about it. I wouldn't have lasted long on the streets; they gave me a home and my sobriety."
LISA - Behavioral Health & Recovery client
Both Jessica and Jacob came to Interfaith separately, before they were a couple, seeking food and employment assistance. While they worked independently to achieve self-sufficiency, they soon met, married and became parents to a baby girl. After enrolling in Interfaith's Family Housing Program, the couple moved into an apartment, learned how to be diligent in saving, enrolled in family counseling and today, are living on their own with their two children. "We had lost pretty much everything - and then we found Interfaith. We are so thankful for what we have and everything we've been given."
JESSICA AND JACOB - Housing clients
Lucilo first walked through Interfaith's doors by way of the food pantry; he regularly received nutrition assistance, including turkeys during Thanksgiving to supplement holiday meals. When he found himself homeless several years later, Lucilo again turned to Interfaith for help finding a place to live. Today, with Interfaith's help, he lives in a three-bedroom apartment with enough room for his two sets of twins, ages four and nine. "I never thought I would be asking for all this help, but life goes up and down. I'm just very lucky I found a place like Interfaith."
LUCILO - Social Services client
Griselda, a junior at El Camino High School, described herself as a quiet, shy girl who struggled in school prior to involving herself with Interfaith's Transitional Youth Academy. Today, thanks to the mentoring she received, a summer internship she secured and weekly leadership lunches with staff and other students, Griselda has improved her grades and has her sights set on college. "I feel like I can accomplish things now. I know now that I can set goals and achieve them on my own."
GRISELDA - Transitional Youth Academy client
Tony's journey with Interfaith began after he was laid off and found himself without a paycheck or health benefits. After talking with the social services team, Tony was able to obtain a security deposit for a new apartment, gain access to the emergency food pantry and was given a bus pass to get to and from work. "Interfaith kept me off the street. Without them, I don't know what I would've done."
TONY - Senior Services client