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Freehab



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Phone Number

view phone(818) 582-8832


Address

8140 Sunland Blvd Sun Valley, CA Sun Valley, California, United States 91352

URL

website: https://freehab.net

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Program Narrative

Freehab, as the name suggests, is a free, residential, 12-step drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. Although it is unique on two counts: No client is charged for treatment and at any one time, we have 200 addicts and alcoholics, it is this aside, a traditional “no frills, no nonsense” treatment facility run according to the principles, steps and traditions of 12 step fellowships.

Program Description

Support The Teen Project & Russell Brand to open the doors of Freehab!

TEXT FREEHAB to 50555 and donate $10 from your cell phone to open the doors!

Freehab Building Homeless Beggar
 
      

What we do and how we do it:

We provide “ street to employment” services for those who need it most: the homeless, the disposed, and the socially ignored.  We offer round the clock observation from our professional team and trained volunteers. This is a rigorous, regimented, honest and loving program given freely according to need, not ability to pay.  Freehab’s priority is on Transitional Age Youth (18-24).   Every year 25,000 kids age out of of foster care.   Emancipated foster youth and at risk homeless youth account for a good portion of the 500,000 homeless young adults in America.   Many suffer from PTSD, have no parental support and have not graduated high school.

Freehab provides free food, shelter, high school equivalency obtainment, trade certifications and job referrals.  A full life transformation.

There only requirement is a desire to change.

The problem – No way out:

One of the most common reasons for not getting help. “I was unable to afford treatment” (38%) – Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency : Jan 2012

34.7% of all sheltered adults who were homeless had chronic substance use issues – Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency : Jan 2012

Employment serves as a means of re-socialization, allowing for integration into the straight world. Two in five prisoners and jail inmates lack a high school diploma or equivalent. National Study – US Justice Department, Second Act.

Homeless man found dead struggled with alcoholism, had asked to stay in prison – Lacrossetribune.com: Dec 2012

Our methodology treat and train

Located in Los Angeles Freehab is a 3-6 month program that requires commitment, dedication and abstinence from those who want it.

The price of treatment will cost many their lives. We believe we are responsible. Only with a loving hand is there hope. Freehab is that hand. - Russell Brand

Freehab, as the name suggests, is a free, residential, 12-step drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. It is unique on two counts: No client is ever charged for treatment and at any one time, we serve up to 100 alcoholics and addicts. Freehab is a traditional “no frills, no nonsense” program run according to the principles, steps and traditions of 12 step fellowships.

Reasons to join the cause

Freehab is located in Sun Valley, California with satellite stations in Skid Row and Hollywood providing access to those who need it most.

Freehab is located in a rural area providing our residents a break from the street life and a new environment for recovery and healing.

Freehab provides up to 400 residents a year with housing, food and supportive services.

Freehab employs staff members of varying levels of expertise from medical doctors to treatment specialists to meet our clients individualized needs.

Freehab receives no state funding and is dependent on private sources including caring individuals, foundations and corporations.

Freehab partners with all community resources to reduce costs by utilizing partner resources and services.

Volunteerism is key to our operations, allowing us to provide a higher level of service for reduced costs. All FREE to the people we serve.


Program

Phase I – Residents are assessed and admitted into a single gender dormitory to begin their work on the 12 step program in a group setting.

Phase II – Residents progress to smaller dormitories and begin more intensive individual counseling, as well as individualized recovery plans.

Phase III – Clients are prepared for life beyond treatment, with job skills training and job placement with our many corporate partners.

 

Freehab Donate-Choopersguide

The Freehab EIN is 46-1498077.

To send a donation by mail:

Make check out to:
FREEHAB, Inc.
c/o MacLaine Financial
130 Calle Cuervo
San Clemente, CA  92672

MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION TO FREEHAB HERE

Director Profile

WILLIAM JOHNSON:William Demarest Johnson is the President and Founder of Freehab. He is the visionary who coined the name Freehab and provided the initial seed money to create a new paradigm in recovery. After seeing the destruction addiction caused to people and families, and seeing the limited options available, he committed to giving those in need a chance.He’s been active in funding various charities such as Art of Elysium, Art for life, Community and Schools, and Angel Ball. He also created his own non-profit sober living, in order to accommodate the many people who were in need of help. His compassion, humanitarianism and unwavering belief in people continues to restore recovery, hope and dignity to addicts and alcoholics in the community. Johnson is dedicated to the people of Los Angeles and is steadfast in his belief that everyone deserves a chance at recovery and a productive life.William is also the Founding Partner of Demarest Films. He Partnered with Michael Lambert of Lambert Media group and Sam Englebardt to form specialty financing and production company Demarest Films. Demarest provides senior and gap loans as well as preferred equity to film and TV productions. Demarest Films produced seven movie in 2013 and distributed the critically acclaimed film “Short Term 12″ a movie fundamentally about state ran adolescent homes. Demarest Films currently has four films in production.

William is a Berkley graduate. After a long career as a stock broker, Johnson turned his attention on to the entertainment industry, philanthropy, and helping people in recovery.

 

LAURI BURNS: Lauri Burns is the Vice President of Freehab. Lauri established the Freehab non-profit and is managing all aspects of the implementation with the goal of bringing Bill & Russell’s vision to life. Also Founder of The Teen Project, Lauri aged out of the foster care system at age 18 to drug addiction, prostitution and homelessness. Today she is a business owner, an inspirational speaker, author, non profit specialist and entrepreneur. Lauri is the driving force that will launch the project. In addition to Lauri’s work life, she has raised over 50 foster and homeless teenagers. Half of the Freehab beds are dedicated to youth 17-24.

 

 

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Program Information & Treatment Population

Organization Status: Not-For-Profit

Treatment Population - Age Group: Adult and Adolescent

Treatment Population - Gender: All

Program Information & Treatment Population

Organization Status: Not-For-Profit

Treatment Population - Age Group: Adult and Adolescent

Treatment Population - Gender: All