Federal stimulus dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
(ARRA) are being used to help the homeless and others who need temporary housing during alcohol and drug treatment
. These are important funds that not only help those who need a “leg up”, but also provide employment and inject money into the economy.
Tarzana Treatment Centers was pleased to receive funds from the United Way
through the (ARRA). This Act is part of the economic stimulus package that Congress passed and President Obama signed into law in February 2009. The overall intention of the ARRA is to create spending and relieve financial burdens of both individuals and state and local organizations, so the economy can begin to recover. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program
(EFSP) funds are specifically for not-for-profit organizations to supplement their emergency food and shelter programs.
and drug detox
are major components of the integrated behavioral healthcare
services that Tarzana Treatment Centers provides. State and local grants allow us to provide medical detoxification
to individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford these treatments. But while these services are greatly needed, it is also important that alcohol and drug treatment continues in order to avoid relapses.
One of the basic needs that people require is shelter. For those suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction and seeking treatment, it is especially important to have a safe place to be during the process. Homeless individuals, and others who simply don’t want to return to toxic residences, are generally willing to enter government funded residential alcohol and drug treatment
Detox counselors at Tarzana Treatment Centers
work tirelessly to refer these patients to aftercare and continued shelter. But government funded residential treatment centers are usually full, and place individuals on a waiting list. If temporary housing can’t be found through family, friends, or charity organizations in the interim, patients usually return to the streets or toxic places. So, many of these patients leave and relapse during the period between detox and aftercare, even if that period is just 24 hours.
The EFSP funds mentioned above are opening doors for individuals who need temporary shelter and food. The time gap between detox and treatment is only one example of the need that is being fulfilled. Others include HIV/AIDS services
, veterans’ alcohol and drug treatment
, and Native American services
. Our goal is to provide uninterrupted services to all who need them.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley, and in Santa Ana.