Awakenings Residential & Outpatient Program

Awakenings is a residential treatment facility for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Program offers substance use disorder treatment in American sign language delivered by and for the deaf and hard of hearing persons, and includes assessments, individual counseling, group counseling, treatment planning, case management and referrals, and mental health therapy as needed. The program assists this unique population in achieving and maintaining sobriety; helping them in developing a support network and healthy lifestyle, making certain that relevant referrals and resources are readily available.
 Southern California Alcohol & Drug Programs provides treatment services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons through Awakenings - a fully accessible residential recovery program. Opened in November, 1988, Awakenings was the first residential drug abuse treatment program for and by Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons in the United States. Awakenings provides a six to 12-month long treatment program delivered entirely in American Sign Language for Deaf men and women. Located in Whittier, the program facility consists of four separate apartments with a total of 14 residential beds for men,  and women. Awakenings added an additional ten transitional and permanent housing beds via a HUD grant.

Awakenings program activities include:

          comprehensive needs assessment,

          treatment planning and monitoring,

          individual and group counseling,

          12 Step peer support groups,

          recreational and social activities,

          case management,

          linkage and transportation to social services, and

          discharge planning and referral to permanent housing.

 To coordinate our services within the Deaf Community, Awakenings works closely with the Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness and other agencies assisting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons. Throughout the year, Awakenings staff provide education and awareness presentations on the substance abuse recovery needs of Deaf persons, and we are a regular participant in Deaf Expo which reaches 10,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons during the annual weekend event in Southern California.

562-242-1074 Video Phone
562-943-1065 FAX
Whittier, Ca. 90604