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  • EIN 94-6031511
  • (415) 863-3661
  • 1035 Haight Street San Francisco CA 94117 USA

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Causes: Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: Room and board facility providing an atmosphere conducive to maintaining sobriety and returning recovering alocholics to their rightful place in society.

Programs: The organization provides a clean, safe environment for recovering alocholics; room and board facility providing 3 meals per day, 7 days a week. Three a. A. Meetings are held in house weekly. Residents are encouraged to seek employmnet as soon as possible. Help is offered in job counselling and resume preparation. Attendance at outside meetings is encouraged. Assistance is also provided to make use of community resources to aid in resident's recovery.

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The Alcoholics Rehabilitation Association of San Francisco runs a residence for 50 men and women in recovery from alcoholism called First Step Home. Their approach is based in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and they host three AA meetings a week. The organization dates back to 1954 when eleven members of Alcoholics Anonymous met to discuss ways of helping the alcoholic by creating a home where the recovering alcoholic could safely live and find mutual support from people with the same problem. It was one of the first residential programs of its kind in San Francisco. The major of ARA's Board of Directors are recovered alcoholics -- which helps keep the organization honest and true to its mission. There is a tremendous need in San Francisco for more supportive housing for individual in recovery. ARA depends on support from its members and the puhlic.