Center for Recovery from Compulsivities, Inc. (H.O.W. House) (Whittier, CA)

Name

  • Name:Mark Scott
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Recovery from Compulsivities, Inc. (H.O.W. House)
  • Address:14100 Glengyle Street
    Whittier, CA 90604
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:562-777-1222
  • Main fax:562-906-1222

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of H.O.W. House is "...to provide a low-cost, sober living environment and recovery services to individuals with drug or alcohol addiction.”

  • Overview:
  • H.O.W. House is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established in 1990 for men 18 and older as a safe, supportive environment to successfully overcome addictive problems and re-enter society sober and free from addiction. The acronym H.O.W. stands for honesty, open-mindedness and willingness.

  • History:
  • Lack of a stable, alcohol and drug-free living environment can be a serious obstacle to sustained abstinence since destructive living environments can derail recovery for even highly motivated individuals. Sober living houses (SLHs) like H.O.W. House are alcohol and drug-free living environments for individuals attempting to establish complete and lasting abstinence from alcohol and drugs.

    H.O.W. House adheres to the California Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselor guidelines. Clinical support for H.O.W. House residents is provided by the Executive Director and Certified Clinical Supervisor, Mark Scott, CADC-II, LAADC. Mark has 30 years of experience in the field of chemical dependency. As a crisis counselor at College Hospital in Cerritos, Mark saw great success among his clients when he conceptualized recovery as a series of behavioral changes outlined by The Transtheoretical Model (TTM). TTM establishes “Stages of Change” and then integrates the best practices for facilitating change in a manner sensitive to the individual’s circumstances. The TTM principles are based on over 35 years of scientific research, intervention experience and scores of empirical studies. Prior to Mark’s service at H.O.W. House, he was a drug and alcohol counselor at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier.

    The retention of residents at H.O.W. House is excellent. Average lengths of stay at H.O.W. House surpassed the National Institute on Drug Abuse recommendation of at least 90 days to obtain maximum benefit. The average length of stay at H.O.W. House is 166 days. In H.O.W. House’s follow-up studies, we find that a resident’s 6-month abstinence rates improved from 11% at baseline to 68% at 6- and 12-months. At 18 months, their abstinence was a bit lower, (46%) but still significantly better than the time period before they entered H.O.W. House. It was noteworthy that a wide variety of individuals in H.O.W. House have had positive outcomes. There are no significant differences in the outcomes of our program among demographic subgroups or different referral sources. All in all, H.O.W. House is proud to have helped nearly a 2,000 men over the past 25 years to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. H.O.W. House’s low cost services are often the only realistic alternative for many seriously ill and hopeless men seeking the opportunity to live clean, sober, productive lives. With the assistance of H.O.W. House many of these men return to their families and children, these men go on to become faithful husbands, caring fathers, and contributing members of society.

    For example, Wayne E. is a 53 year-old male who became addicted to cocaine in 1990. His habits lead him to writing fraudulent checks for over $300,000 and ultimately spending over two years in prison. He came to H.O.W. House and believes that was the best decision of his life. Wayne is now a successful business man who has earned an Associate of Arts degree at a local community college and has been sober for ten years. H.O.W. House provides to all men regardless of their race, religion or sexual orientation, respectful services intrinsic to their self-esteem and recovery.

    H.O.W. House is proud to have helped nearly a 2,000 men over the past 25 years to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. H.O.W. House’s low cost services are often the only realistic alternative for seriously ill and hopeless men seeking the opportunity to live clean, sober, productive lives. With the assistance of H.O.W. House many men return to their families and children recovered.

  • Year established:1992
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:8
  • Staff size:5

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:95-4367361