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Phone: 1-408-281-0708
90 Great Oaks Blvd

San Jose
California 95119

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Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Join a work party to help improve our residential facilities, attend a game night with our teen residents, provide childcare for the children at The Refuge, help out at our annual golf tournament, and more!

Geographic areas served: Northern California

Programs: Our recovery group homes provide residential treatment to addicted and emotionally distressed youth.

Our Step Up! outpatient program offers teens struggling with substance abuse in-depth treatment while they remain in their homes.

The Refuge provides a safe home for moms who seek to maintain their sobriety, overcome personal obstacles, become better parents and reunify with their children.

Our counseling center seeks to unify and strengthen troubled families and individuals by providing low-cost counseling services to the community.

To empower people to restore relationships and break the destructive cycles of abuse and addiction through the hope and healing made possible by Christ's love and quality treatment.

Reclaimed Hope, Realized Potential, Restored Lives

Troubled teens. Deadening their pain through drugs, alcohol and cutting. Haunted by nightmares of sexual abuse, violence and neglect, these hurting kids are trapped in a cycle of dysfunction and despair. Struggling with depression and mental illness, they self-medicate to make the pain go away. They turn to gangs, prostitution and drug dealing to survive. Spiraling out of control, these teens are without hope, without a future, wondering if anyone cares.

Did you know that in Santa Clara County alone, there are over 20,000 teens in need of drug and alcohol treatment? Or that alcohol is the leading factor in adolescent deaths? Or that 1 in 5 teens suffer from a severe mental health disorder?

These are startling statistics with long-term implications for the health of our communities. Untreated substance abuse costs California taxpayers an estimated $58 billion annually. In contrast, every dollar spent on drug and alcohol treatment results in $7.00 of savings for our communities. By investing in treatment, lives are transformed, and the economic viability of our state is strengthened.

Advent Group Ministries is a faith-based, non-profit, social service agency serving at-risk youth and their families since 1985. We believe that a treatment program designed to meet the needs of the total person must also concern itself with the spiritual needs of each child. As Christians, we strive to extend the love of Christ to our kids while meeting their treatment needs; a safe home to live in while seeking sobriety, loving staff who are always there to help, counseling and psychiatric services, schooling, and life skills training.

Come join us and help the kids in our communities get the tools they need to overcome the horrors of abuse, neglect and addiction. Together we can reach out to these hurting teens, providing a safe, loving environment where they can receive the treatment, education and skills they need to lead a happy and productive life.
In order to reach even more youth in need of outpatient recovery services, we’ve recently expanded our Step Up! program into local high schools!

Advent’s new Step Up! In the Schools program makes it possible for local public and community high school students to receive substance abuse and mental health treatment during or after school.

At Advent, we want to do whatever it takes to reach out to youth right where they are. Having counselors on campus helps address the practical and emotional hurdles that create barriers to kids getting the help they need to overcome their problems and succeed in school.

"Before when I was using, I really wasn’t aware of the damage I had done to myself and others. So by looking back at it now, I know that drugs really weren’t for me. Advent encouraged me to get a sponsor, go through the 12-steps and helped me keep clean…so I’d like to thank you for what you have done and for letting me have the chance to be at Advent. I have also been sober for six months." -Step Up! In the Schools client

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Advent's primary clientele are drug and alcohol addicted teenagers, one of the most challenging groups to provide meaningful assistance. Santa Clara County estimates there are over 10,000 teenagers in need of drug and alcohol treatment. Most come from family backgrounds that don't provide ... more »
I first heard of Advent back in 1985 while job hunting, it was called Arbutus at the time. My car broke down on the way to the interview and thanks to some very nice people from a Jesuit facility I made it to the summit. There I met more awesome people and was able to hang out and try to be ... more »
While working in resource development at Advent from 2000 to 2006, I knew that wasn't going to be enough and I wanted to get involved with the kids. So over the years my husband, Norm, and I have invited the teens to our home at Lake of the Pines in Auburn, California, where they've enjoyed swimming... more »
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