ABOUT ASHLAND HOME
Located in a suburban neighborhood of Laguna Hills, Calif., Ashland Home is a free residential treatment center for women. The 30-day program centers around the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and peer support and mentorship.
The non-clinical program does not offer detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Ashland Home provides non-clinical treatment while using 12-step programming and peer support. Treatment begins with a 30-day non-clinical stay in which time women share a bedroom with other residents and receive support and sober monitoring from their assigned peers.
Once sober for 30 days, women can continue living the nonprofit’s nearby sober living house for an additional year, so long as they can pay the $100 a week rent and commit to full-time work.
Ashland Home relies daily on the effort of its unpaid volunteers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Rooms are shared by several residents and sleeping arrangements are occasionally changed. According to a 2013 Orange County Register article, the home only has.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three reviews gathered by Best-rehabs.com to date are overwhelmingly positive. Two gave the facility several five-star reviews, while Miriam wrote: “This place saved my life. It’s incredible and the people are amazing.”
Alum Pam noted the volunteer-led environment and wrote: “Out of 5, this is the only rehab that worked for me.”
Former client Lila responded similarly, claiming that out of the facilities she had visited before, “this one was the only one focused on 12 steps and not on massages, yoga, etc. It was 30 day free program so being in my disease and homeless at the time, this was ideal for me.”
Third-party reviews revealed similar experiences. All 18 of the Facebook users to have reviewed Ashland Home shared perfect five-star ratings. “I am an Ashland Angel and this place saved my life,” wrote Debbie. “This place felt like home instantly and the laughs i shared in this place i’ll never forget.” Another program attendant named Emily showed her appreciation: “Thank you for saving my life.”
Three more five-star reviews were found on Google.
Ashland’s webpage maintains that programs are provides “at no charge to the women they serve.”