Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing While You're in Treatemnt

Casa Recovery provides a safe, supportive environment while you participate in outpatient mental health treatment.

When individuals in recovery complete initial inpatient detox programs, they are often considered ready for the next step in their treatment, which generally involves either a residential treatment program or moving to an outpatient program. In some cases, people entering outpatient treatment will be able to live independently, however, this does present some unique challenges to staying sober.


For some people, living independently, off-site relative to the inpatient facility, can have them facing certain environmental triggers or other situations not conducive to recovery. In more personal settings, not only is there the potential for triggers but there may also be other people and acquaintances from the drug or alcohol lifestyle.


This is the primary reason that supportive housing exists. Supportive housing can ensure that in recovery individuals have options for independent, sober living, where they can work on their healing without distraction. At Casa Recovery, our supportive housing is offered alongside our outpatient treatment program.

What Is Supportive Housing?

Supportive housing is also referred to as transitional housing and is often made up of residential homes that you might see in any neighborhood. Supportive housing in Orange County often involves high-quality homes with luxury furnishings that are created specifically to house individuals in mental health or substance use recovery. 


One of the major commitments that residents of supportive housing must make is the commitment to completely abstain from all substance and alcohol use. Not only is this to ensure that you have a supportive environment, but to help others in the home to maintain their own sobriety and focus on their treatment. This is a crucial component of a successful treatment plan, as well as part of the foundation of becoming integrated back into the community post treatment.

How Does Supportive Housing Work?

Supportive housing is often located in very close proximity to the treatment centers with which it is associated. At Casa Recovery, supportive housing is offered only to those who are in our treatment program. They are designed to help clients seeking recovery and continued care following a inpatient or residential program. They are ideal for patients that want to begin transitioning back into normal life, but who know that they still need additional support and structure while they continue healing. 


The additional support is only one of the reasons that someone may decide that they may find considerable benefit in a supportive housing program. The homes are safe and welcoming ways to continue the patient’s treatment plan into a new life. 


As well as safe and healthy living arrangements, as patients of a treatment program, individuals will continue to receive education and treatment to help guide their recovery. They receive ongoing relapse prevention education, as well as continued psychotherapy and counseling on both an individual and group basis. This helps them to recognize unhealthy or problematic thought or behavior patterns and continue their personal growth. 


Since the homes are owned and operated by the same owners as the treatment facility there is a beneficial overlap in continuity of care. For example, the treatment program team may assign which home patients live in and with which other clients that may be most conducive to their care. There are still some “house rules” that residents will be expected to follow, which is typical of any supportive living environment. These will often include basic rules for resident conduct, curfews, a protocol for drug testing, requirements for meetings, chores, and other things. Most house management is done with peer coordinators, who are peers in advanced recovery who help mentor others.


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The Benefits Of Supportive Housing with Treatment

There are undoubtedly many more benefits than we could ever fit here. With that in mind, below are three of the biggest benefits that supportive housing can offer those in recovery. 


Support is one of the biggest and most valuable benefits that supportive housing can offer, particularly because mental health and addiction issues can be so isolating and a wide and diverse support network can be challenging to build. Supportive housing can automatically provide a built-in, at-home support system for many people in recovery. This support network can help patients keep their focus and motivation, giving them more resilience in the face of potential relapse or symptom regression. 


Our supportive housing in Orange County is available when you are in treatment at Casa Recovery. Therefore, you will be living with others in treatment, and the house may be run by people who have been through treatment. These people offer peer support, and they are responsible for helping each house to run smoothly and in alignment with the various rules of conduct. For patients just exiting their residential detox stage, the road ahead can be incredibly daunting, but having at least one peer coordinator in each house means there is constantly a reminder that success is possible and that each journey of healing is unique. 


One of the challenges with many individuals in recovery is arranging housing that is affordable, and that the individual can depend on while continuing their treatment. At Casa Recovery, we always want our clients to be on a supported track and offer our supportive housing along with our treatment program to offer continued support.

General Characteristics Of Supportive Housing In Orange County

While all supportive housing will differ to some degree, there are some characteristics that individuals and prospective patients should be able to expect from any supportive housing they use in Orange County. Here are some of those characteristics. 

Permanent Affordability

Tenants of supportive housing in Orange County will often have their rent at a reasonable rate to ensure continuing affordability. Though the housing will have a zero-tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use, the residents will have many of the same rights as any other tenant in the state would. They can expect their privacy to be respected.

Integration In The Community

Rather than being in a large facility, supportive housing is out in the community. It’s in apartments and houses, and that means it helps patients to feel like they’re part of a community again. They’ll have access to public transportation, shopping, recreational areas like parks, and other amenities that one might expect from a home in a suburban community. 

Centered Around Choice

Supportive housing places a large emphasis on choice, not just in their housing, but also in the treatment services that they can opt-in for. This means that residents are often able to come and go without prior authorization, allowing them to have more full control over their schedule obligations such as meals and visiting times


Another great characteristic of many supportive housing operations is that they’ll be more accessible than other more conventional housing options. They don’t require the client’s meeting of specific benchmarks or progress totals. They also have low bars for entry, and things like criminal history and even bad credit, so that when people need the service, they aren’t being turned away in a time of vulnerability.

Commonly Held Principles Of Supportive Housing

Most supportive housing adheres to a basic set of core principles. While some of these principles may differ from one situation to another, most of them will have principles such as:

  • Housing is the prime focus, as is keeping clients housed
  • The housing services are multi-disciplinary
  • Services are assertive, but always client-focused

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Whether you’re looking for supportive housing or sober living while you attend mental health or addiction treatment services in Orange County, or if you’re just interested in learning more about Orange County housing and supportive services, Casa Recovery is ready to be your partner in healing. At Casa, we have a wide range of programs that can each incorporate multiple types of therapeutic activities, therapy, and process groups. For more information on how Casa Recovery can help you address your mental health challenges, reach out and speak to an expert today. 


Our Care Team is Ready to Answer Any Questions.

Casa Recovery offers a wide range of treatment options for those struggling with mental health and co-occurring issues. We are here for you and ready to assist in any way we can. Contact us right now to get the help you deserve from a group of people who care.