Van Ness Recovery House

California (CA) > Rehab Centers in Los Angeles, CA
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3.6
(6 Reviews)
Very Good
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1919 North Beachwood Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068

Treatment Center Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Facility Highlights

Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and heterosexual communities

Employment Program

Sober Living

Treatment Center Philosophy

The Van Ness Recovery House opened a 20-bed facility on Beachwood Drive in 1973 and became aware of serving its first HIV-infected resident in 1984. The program has since served 1,632 HIV-infected residents. In the past five years, 61% of transgendered clients entering the program have been HIV-infected, 80% of all residents have been HIV-infected and over 86% of the residents have been homeless, having had little or no reportable income of the previous year. Over 2500 men and women have been given a new start in life thanks to a community that cares.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

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Rocco
1.0
My Partner entered this so called Rehab and it pretty much followed the script Ive read happened to peoples loved ones. the imposed the 60 black out period. Our last phone call at that time was him wrestling with someone for the phone, he yelling my name and people in the back ground screaming no at him. and silence.. No one would tell me what happened. I asked to speak to a director or a councilor but no one would or did. After the 60 days, when I head from him - he was angry, hostile. paranoid like he was still using. blaming his drug use on everyone but himself. Way to go van ness. You turn a drug users psychosis into reality for him. he basically told me they are feed a script to tell their loved ones but it was to save his life. That was one ten minute call and he has since disappeared. no family therapy no repairing lives I believe that they try to break up couples and brainwash them into drinking their Kool Aid - their new addiction
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Anonymous
3.3
Good
no frills, serious recovery house�foundation in AA and sobriety were strengths.
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Rob
4.0
Great
I give four stars across the board. This place is not a joke, not a meal, not a roof, not your moms house. I was just told to pack my bags because I treated it as such. If you want Recovery and are serious about getting clean and sober this is it. I learned a lot and have tools for sobriety if I so choose to use them. Good house and can feel the recovery. Goddess blesses you.
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Edgar
5.0
Excellent
It provides behavior modification, and it serves but not exclusively the lgbt community. The love too much. ` The staff at this facility are the most loving and caring people I've ever me in my life, they love you till you can learn to love yourselve .they also provide job training and assistance with finding a job towards the end of the program truly an amazing place. At Van ness you don't find yourself you build yourself from the ground up. This place will always be my home it's we're I learned about honesty, integrity and how to be a friend.
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Antonio
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My partner who is a drug addict decided it was time to go back to rehab and that this was it. This time it had to work because he has no family left. Just me and a few friends. On Feb 7th I dropped him off and the staff let me know that we would not be able to speak or see each other for 45 days. Those were awful. I wanted to be there for him but I had to focus on me. At the end of the 45 he finally called and I ad thrilled. He sounded more aware and willing to put in the work. He reassured me that we were still us and that there was work to be done. I made sure to reassure him that o was behind him 100%. He explained to me that from that point on he was allowed to call me one a week for 10 minutes but that he had fought and got twice a week. 3 weeks went by and right when suppose to call to let me know I could finally go see him he calls on a different day and time and ends our relationship. We had spoken the night before and everything was fine so I as confused and devastated. He sounded scripted. Not like himself. I asked him questions and he wouldn't answer them. He kept saying that he wasn't closing the door on us and everything would be ok. He was mid sentence when I heard a female voice, director of this "house" im sure say "thats enough" abd must have taken the phone from him and hung up on me. My calls after that weren't answered. You can imagine how I felt. A week goes by and I call him crying and told him how I felt. How mad and resentful I am that he didn't give me a chance. That he choose to listen to their "advice" and made me feel unworthy of being part of his recovery. Our relationship wasn't getting on the way. Our break up was because all we did was fight from that point on. After finding out in avg  how much money per day he makes this facility it became hard to believe anything other than hes just an ATM and they need to keep him there and so they made sure no one can claim him. he's told me that from now  on his sponsor and support group decide everything for him so they decided  to cut me..Eventuall he said that he didn't know if he ever loved and was confused and later on he said he wasn't gonna call me anymore because he didn't need to hear how upset and emotional I am. I haven't heard from him since then. Every time I call he's "unavailable" and ll I can do is leave a message. I'm sure I already lost him and I will forever blame it on this facility and the corrupt leader behind it.  She's destroying people's lives. She choose for us the fate of our relationship and he let her. They made sure I felt like I don't belong in his life  anymore. That now that he is recovering he's better than me and I'm basically trash. He doesn't care as much as he says he does or he wouldn't ignore me. That makes him a hypocrite. Idk if I will ever see him again. I doubt he's still interested in me or feels anything. I have no choice but to move on. I'm hurting more than I ever have. I feel used and betrayed and sad. This is all the complete opposite of step #9. A big part of me does feel like it's all for the money and they don't care about him or who else they hurt. They destroy families. This isn't right and I'm furious. I have to keep moving forward and remember the serenity prayer now more than ever.
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Bc
3.0
Good
If you want an in your face kind of place, go there. Unfortunately for me it does not work. I need a more gentle approach, leading to me wanting to know more about addiction and feelings than simply doing something because I\'m afraid to be yelled at.
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