Social Model Services

“Social Model” is more a style than a program. It’s driven by the idea that most of the struggling and changing in recovery is done outside treatment, but in normal, out-in-the-world, real life interactions with others. Social model services try to “informalize” recovery and make it part of everyday life.


Any time we are open, participants can show up without an appointment to hang out, grab coffee and a snack, talk to other participants, touch base with counseling staff, or just have a clean and sober safe space in which to relax.

Telephone Hot Line

If a participant needs to talk and can’t get down to one of our centers, our phone is staffed 24/7 to help.

A lot of treatment gets done outside of individual and group counseling sessions.  Informal talk and socializing—especially when it is available any time it is needed—can be the glue that holds recovery together for some people.

Family Night

Once a month Tri-Cities and Hayward each host a gathering of friends, family and participants to hear an inspiring speaker and share a meal together.


Once a quarter we fix a big lunch and invite current and past participants and other friends to meet, eat and catch up with how things are going.

Community Party

The first Wednesday in June we rent the Newark pavilion next door and have a giant barbecue and party for anyone who wants to join us.