Transitional Housing

A Theraputic Comunity

Treating Addiction, Mental Illness & Homelessness

Transitional Housing

“It is the best place to learn about me. It is also a great place to learn how to start a lifelong recovery program that is workable.”



Transitional Housing

Every client has an individual treatment plan based on their unique needs. The treatment plans are developed with the counselor and are updated every 30, 60, and 90 days. The treatment plan focuses on attaining individual outcomes. Treatment is presented in a continuum of services. The individual treatment plans are based on each client’s current needs. Progress is based on program participation and length of time in the program at each level. Services include:

  • Housing – Transitional housing services for 65 men
  • Substance Abuse Treatment –All residents must participate in a recovery program that includes group counseling, community groups, individual counseling, case management, and community service.
  • Mental Health Services – On-site psychologist, psychiatric nurse, medication management, and mental health services.
  • Medical Assessment & Education – On-site health assessment by nurse, health literacy education groups.
  • Case Management – Depending on the unique needs of each resident. Services include employment counseling, independent living skills, recreation activities, legal advocacy and referrals transportation, spirituality, financial counseling, family counseling, and referrals to community self-help groups.

To be considered successful, clients must achieve all three Benilde Hall outcomes including:

  • Residents will maintain abstinent from drugs & alcohol
  • Residents obtain and remain in permanent housing
  • Residents will increase work skills and income

Benilde Hall provided services to 318 men in 2018. Upon discharge-

  • 81% were abstinent
  • 87% had improved mental health
  • 67% had increased income
  • 95% increased social skills
  • 71% had stable housing

To be successfully discharged clients must be abstinent, have improved income, move to stable housing and if they have a mental illness, they must have improved mental health. In 2013 Sixty-seven percent successfully discharged the program.

Benilde Hall provided 10,561 units of relapse prevention groups, 6,395 units of DBT group counseling, 828 units of health literacy counseling, 445 units of HIV group counseling, 1032 units of case management, 5,829 units of community service, 3,557 units of individual substance abuse counseling, 494 units of psychotherapy, 794 hrs. of Seeking Safety Group (5 months) and 124 units of psychiatric services.