Center Category: Rehab Centers
Walden House was established in 1969 in Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, as a facility to help runaway and homeless adolescents struggling with substance use issues. In 2011, Walden House joined hands with Haight Ashbury Free Clinics and formed HealthRIGHT 360.
Besides the outpatient treatment programs, HealthRIGHT 360/Walden House also provides numerous residential programs for addiction as well as co-occurring problems in 13 counties spread throughout California.
Since HealthRIGHT 360/Walden House offers numerous residential programs across the state, specific accommodations at each location vary.
For instance, a men’s facility run by HealthRIGHT 360/Walden House in San Francisco is intended to serve clients who come out of the criminal justice system. Residents staying in this facility share bedrooms with either a single resident to up to ten other residents.
However, most rooms house only about four to six residents. The center provides residents of this facility basic amenities like shared closet space and dressers. Communal areas at this residential unit include a full kitchen and a living room equipped with a TV.
Other locations offered by the center in San Francisco includes other men’s homes, facilities for detox and dual diagnosis, a 64-bed residential unit for women, as well as facilities that serve women with children.
While HealthRIGHT 360/Walden House offers three meals to its residents every day, the residents are expected to help in serving meals and cleaning the area afterward.
After undergoing an initial intake process, the staff members work with the residents to prepare a customized treatment plan. Residents residing in the San Francisco area can undergo medical detoxification at HealthRIGHT 360/Walden House’s social detox facility. Referrals are provided for severe cases.
While there will be variations in the program specifics at each location, all the programs offered by the organization work within the treatment structure of the group, individual, and family therapies. The treatment approach is based on an evidence-based approach like Motivational Interviewing (MI) and CBT.
It is customized to be trauma-informed as well as be culturally, and age and gender appropriate. Residents in the various residential treatment tracks have to work on a 12-step program or any other self-help group.
For residents with co-occurring disorders, HealthRIGHT 360/Walden House offers additional medication management and psychiatric support. For opiate-addicted residents, the organization provides medication-assisted treatment using Suboxone.
While the treatment team varies at different locations, it typically comprises of LCWSs, CADCs, LPCs, Master’s level counselors, and case managers.
The organization also provides its residents with additional services such as life skills as well as job classes where they are taught computers, provided resume building and GED assistance. Residents who have completed their primary care, are offered job placement services as well as standalone case management services.
HealthRIGHT 360/Walden House also offers outpatient therapy as part of aftercare services. It includes referrals for healthcare, extended medical help for HIV+/AIDS. Alumni can also get a place in the organization’s sober living homes.
It also offers specialized treatment tracks for parolees, African-Americans, and transgender clientele.
1735 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
815 Buena Vista Ave W
San Francisco, CA 94117
520 Townsend St #A
San Francisco, CA 94103
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