Service needs are those external problems which may play a part in both the development and the continuance of drug and alcohol abuse. These include marriage and family relationships, parenting issues, employment and job training, education, medical and mental health concerns, housing and transportation, etc. Humboldt Recovery Center offers a variety of services to our residents. Because of our many years of service, we have developed an extensive network of agencies and programs that we can call on whenever a resident asks for additional support. We work closely with local agencies to provide our residents with the help they need to move forward in life. While this can be a slow process, we are dedicated to providing on-going support long after our residents move on to independent living.



    Humboldt Recovery Center encourages residents who are able bodied and have shown good progress in dealing with their treatment issues to seek employment. Most of our residents become employed while in residence, and are able to save a good deal of money for the future while with us.  

    Employment services are near by, as are job training programs. Counselors are trained to assist residents in obtaining employment or training. In addition, Humboldt Recovery Center has numerous contacts in the business community, many of them with program graduates who now own their own businesses. Employment through one of these sources is always a possibility.

    If funding provides for full coverage, a resident will not be asked to pay an additional fee when going to work, and will be able to save much of their new income to help with the costs of transitioning back into society.



    Humboldt Recovery Center has assisted hundreds of men and women in learning to read, obtaining a GED, finishing high school, getting into college, and receiving job training. Our Director was a college instructor for many years, and all of our staff has gone on to further their education. We are committed to helping clients better themselves.

    We assist clients in applying for any educational funding for which they might be eligible. We can also arrange for transportation to and from school.


Medical and Dental Care

    We assist clients in obtaining the medical or dental help that they may need. We have a number of physicians and dentists who work closely with us, and refer our clients to ones who will treat them with respect and dignity. 


Medications and Medical Conditions

    Our residents are permitted to take non-narcotic medications prescribed by a physician or psychiatrist. Medications are kept in a locked medicine cabinet and dispensed as directed by the physician, in accordance with State guidelines.


Children and Family

    We understand how important children and family are to happiness and well-being. Although children are not allowed to live at the program, they are allowed to visit frequently. There is a very nice  neighborhood park with swings and slides right across the street from the main house that both kids and parents can enjoy. Families are encouraged to become involved with the program. As long as family members are clean, sober, and encouraging of a resident’s desire to improve, they are welcome. Family members can eat meals with us for a very small fee, and kids are free. Families are always welcome on community outings.


    Numerous scientific studies have shown a specific link between nutrition and physical fitness, and their effects on the development and progression of addiction and relapse. Corrections in nutrition and physical fitness frequently result in noticeable improvements in “mood swings,” anger, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and other serious emotional problems. Residents are educated on these subjects and are instructed in ways of improving their overall physical health and well being.  

    Our meals are prepared on site in our kitchen from menus chosen by the community. We share in the cooking and the clean up. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

    We have frequent barbecues and picnics at state and national redwood parks, and holiday meals where all the family is invited. Our Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners are famous for the quality and variety of food.  

Drug Testing

    In order to guarantee that our community is truly drug-free, all members of the community are drug tested three times per week. We utilize an independent laboratory for our testing.


Aftercare Services

    We offer a variety of aftercare services to the graduates of our residential program. We assist our graduates in obtaining sober living arrangements, meals, aftercare counseling, assistance in getting community services, help with legal matters, etc.


Who Do We Accept

    We will consider almost anyone, regardless of funding or background, who is willing to seriously work towards developing a successful, productive, drug-free life. Our only absolute exclusions are that we do not accept arsonists or sex offenders.