with our Mission Statement, clean and sober living homes are provided for
men and women in recovery due to alcohol and drug addiction. We
believe that a person’s self-esteem is strongly influenced by his
immediate surroundings. In particular, we feel this is true of recovering
alcohol and drug addicted individuals. With this philosophy in
mind, Haven Home is committed to providing the finest in residential
Sober Living with locations in beautiful Southern California and Orange
Whether one is new to recovery, or has a history of sobriety, there is
a continuing need for support and encouragement. Our homes
give the needed support and assist in a gradual transition to a happier,
healthier lifestyle, with the realization that it is possible to live and
thrive in the community at large. Many men and women are without a
Safe, Clean and Sober Living Environment for accomplishing their desired
recovery. It is with this in mind that Haven Homes was established.
Our homes are available at affordable, competitive rates.
Amenities included are:
- Quiet living in
lovely suburban neighborhoods
- Internet; DVD
players; Computers with Cable TV; Cable Internet access.
- Free local and
long distance phone calls
- Clean & sober
on-site managers experienced in after-care living
- Clean, comfortable
bedrooms, beautifully furnished, with plenty of room for storage
appointed common areas
- Attractive and
well-maintained interiors and exteriors
- Fully equipped
kitchen and laundry facilities
- The security and
serenity offered through a drug and alcohol free home
- Easy access to
public transportation, shopping, job opportunities, colleges and
houses of worship
- A supportive,
friendly staff who encourage residents to attend Bible studies,
twelve-step meetings, home meetings and community programs.
- Homes that are
close to beaches, professional offices, and twelve-step meetings
- An atmosphere that
affords privacy, anonymity and discretion for the residents
Homes, also known as Sober Livings, provide a safe environment for
persons willing to maintain sobriety.
There is zero tolerance for drug and alcohol in our homes, and more
than a halfway house, we help each other stay clean and sober.
Through active learning of the 12-step program, residents are taught to
become giving and productive members of the community. They are
afforded the opportunity to become the men and women they have always
wanted to be, living with direction and purpose.
“Uphold my steps in Your paths, O Lord, that my
footsteps may not slip.” Psalm 17:5
Because Haven Homes requires that an individual stays grounded and
focused on a life without drugs or alcohol, Haven Homes assists in
changing a person’s attitude and perspective regarding the choice of a
sober lifestyle. An important part of one’s recovery is building a
solid foundation. Toward this goal, we include Twelve Step
meetings, friendships with other recovering persons, sponsorship, and
responsibility. An addict’s chance for continued recovery is
increased by assistance from Haven Homes in implementing this stable
foundation into daily life. There are requirements for eligibility
to reside in our structured environment:
- Stay drug and
alcohol free. There is random testing.
- Have a willingness
to remain clean and sober
- Follow the
- Have a Sponsor,
who is most of all a friend to be counted on
- Follow our House
Rules. We are very structured and have many success stories
- Attend our
Bible-based Twelve Step discussion meetings, and our Twelve Step
- Attend at least
two additional Twelve Step meetings (AA, NA, CA, or similar) per
- Have a legal
source of income. Must be self-supporting.
Supportive services such as job referral assistance, court-liaison and
representation, linkage with county and state welfare, and rehabilitation
agencies are provided. Our homes are conveniently located within
walking distance to 12-Step meetings, bus-lines and shopping. (The
beaches are close by but not within walking distance) Additional
requirements are to:
- Attend thirty
meetings in the first thirty days of sobriety
- Get a sponsor
- Remain clean
Random drug and alcohol screening is frequently conducted, both as a
means of deterrence, and in cases of suspected usage. A dirty (or
positive) test constitutes grounds for immediate eviction, followed by
notification to local law enforcement authorities, parole and probation
While we do accept clients who take psych
medications, we do not allow medications that contain opiates,
amphetamines or BZD’s. No Sex Offenders, Arsonists or persons
exhibiting violent behavior will be admitted.
To reserve a bed, a $125 deposit is required.
This money is refunded at the time one leaves the home to continue their
transition by returning to the community at large. The $125 will
not be refundable if one leaves prior to their 90-day commitment, or
demonstrates relapse behavior and is asked to leave. It is at the
discretion of the house community to determine if someone is
demonstrating negative and/or relapse behavior, and at that time may be
placed on a contract. If the guidelines of the contract are not
maintained, they will be required to leave, and again would forfeit the
refund of their initial deposit. At this time, the fee is $125 per
week. Arrangements can be made to pay on a weekly basis and a
payment contract will be established at that time.
Our weekly fees are for bed space only. The following are at no
counseling is part of our ministry and is available at no cost to
- Our Bible studies
are “in-house” weekly meetings
- Substance abuse
counseling is available for both residents and non-residents
Also provided, free of charge, is assistance in personal management,
time management, and goal setting to assist the resident in becoming a
more efficient, productive member of society.
It is our belief that recovery consists of a commitment to Bible study,
as well as working the Twelve Step Program. Our desire is to help
the addicted individual find both Jesus and sobriety, where Jesus comes
In Biblical counseling, we believe that God’s Word is sufficient for
all the problems of mankind. In keeping with that belief, we feel
that the Twelve Step program was designed to lead the addicted individual
on a journey down a path to a new way of life, and that God guides and
directs us on that path. His plans for our new life are explained
in great detail in the Bible and the Twelve Step Principles. Here,
at Haven Homes, addicted men and women will find a clean and safe place
to live. There is counseling available to help build a new life
with a strong foundation that assures a positive, productive future.
“Share each other’s troubles and
problems, and so obey our Lord’s command.” Galatians 6:2
The Twelve Steps in Practice
In the first step, our people must admit that they
are powerless over their diseases, and that their lives have become
unmanageable. By praying to God in Jesus name, asking Him to remove your
desire to drink and/or use, and offer yourself to God to use your life as
He chooses. God will change
your life beyond your imagination.
He has done it for many others. God only gives good gifts.
7:7-12 Ask, Seek, Knock
and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door
will be opened to you. 8 For
everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks,
the door will be opened.
9"Which of you, if his son asks for bread,
will give him a stone? 10 Or
if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to
give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in
heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything do to others what you would
have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
The next eleven steps teaches
how to turn an addicted life over to God to be given the strength to
begin healing, getting to know God in their lives as they understand Him,
and making amends to people harmed through addictive behavior.
In the first eleven steps peace and freedom begin to be
realized. Once the eleven steps have been applied, a living,
breathing testimony of what God’s transforming power can do is
realized. Then Step 12 teaches us to “try to carry the message” of
freedom to others.