11500 Paramount Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 923 - 4545
(562) 862 - 5906 Fax
Agency Mission Statement
The mission of Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc., (SCADP) is the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and related problems among underserved and disadvantaged populations. To increase the success of our treatment interventions, SCADP services target co-occurring issues of homelessness, long-term welfare dependence, criminality, HIV/AIDS, and domestic violence. SCADP serves the homeless, pregnant and parenting women, persons of color, persons living with HIV/AIDS, Deaf & Hard of Hearing persons, criminally-involved individuals and high-risk youth attending our school based and off-campus programs.
About the Agency
Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. (SCADP) was established in 1972 in a grassroots effort by community volunteers seeking alternatives to prison for those individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). SCADP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing more than 500 residential treatment beds and outpatient counseling to over 1,500 individuals. Our landmark programs include the following:
1972: America's first Drinking Driver Education program and the establishment of the "Court Card" system used worldwide for court verification of the12 Step Program
1975: Los Angeles County's first Detox Shelter for homeless men outside of the inner city
1985: Southern California's first women's treatment shelter to accept children
1988: America's first American Sign Language drug treatment program for Deaf & Hard of Hearing addicts
1990: Orange County's first women and their children's treatment program
1994: The First (and only) HIV /AIDS shelter in Los Angeles County Service Planning Area 7
1995: California's first Battered women's emergency shelter for individuals with substance use disorder
1997: California's first Battered women's transitional shelter for individuals with substance use disorder
2001: Orange County's first women and their children's transitional shelter for substance use disorder
SCADP has a solid 35-year track record in the identification of community service gaps and barriers to addiction treatment as well as the creation of ground-breaking programs to address those service gaps & barriers.
SCADP receives the majority of its funding from governmental sources. On the Federal Level, the agency is funded by HUD, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Center for Mental Health Services.
State funding includes the California Department of Health Services and the Office of Emergency Services. In Los Angeles County, our funders include the Department of Health Services, the City of Los Angeles, L.A. Homeless Services Authority, and L.A. County Community and Senior Services.
SCADP is also funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency and the Orange County Children and Families Commission. We receive Community Block Grant funding from local cities, allocation monies from United Way, as well private contributions. SCADP receives approximately 30% of its revenues where allowable
The Board of Directors
SCADP is governed by a 10 member Board Governance comprised of local business leaders, attorneys, real estate professionals and educators. The Board meets monthly to review general program needs, establishes general policy guidelines, budget approvals and provides SCADP with support & guidance to be able to provide our participants with over 33 treatment programs.
The six-member finance committee provides fiscal oversight to the organization. Other standing committees include facilities planning, fundraising, clinical issues, and community/public relations. The Board serves a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms.
Links to other services
We would like to acknowledge Soroptimist International of Alhambra-San Gabriel-San Marino for their donations to SCADP for victims of Domestic Violence. Please visit their website for more information:
SAMHSA/CSAT - Funding Source