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Capistrano Community for Women


Capistrano Community for Women is located in a beautiful large secluded house with a large fenced in play area for our residing children. The resident has a self-sufficient kitchen, laundry room, patio, fireplace and central air conditioner. The house operates in a family atmosphere with its own food and household budget. Clients participate in menu planning, food purchase, preparation, and household chores. Our staff provides support services including transportation to and from professional appointments, outside counseling, child visits, and schools.


Treatment stays vary from 45 days to 120 days depending on funding source and participation.

All of our programs are 12-Step based, social model programs that emphasize accountability and individual responsibility.

Clients study the 12-Step program pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous and now used by Narcotics Anonymous and other groups, with special emphasis on the first five steps.

Clients attend daily meetings, find 12-Step sponsors and build strong 12-Step support groups.

Capistrano has six full time CAADAC trained counselors to provide education and therapy

Our staff offer groups and classes that focus on

  • alcohol/drug addiction education
  • anger management
  • life style changes
  • medical obligations
  • legal obligations
  • financial obligations
  • self-esteem
  • completing education
  • refreshing job skills
  • reestablishing primary
  • building family relationships
  • coping with child care issues
  • communication skills
  • setting boundaries
  • and related subjects
  • job preparedness
  • relapse prevention


Visitation & Privileges

Clients may receive visits from spouses, children, family members and close friends on two occasions each week.


  • On Monday night
    • residential clients and their families participate     in Family Night Group at 6:00 PM....
    • Family Night is intended to acquaint family     members with recovery principles to facilitate     better understanding.
    • Drop Offs allowed only 15 minutes before     family night.
    • During family night (sign ins required).

  • On Sundays families permitted visits anytime from
    • 12:30 p.m. to 3:30p.m...
    • Drop Offs allowed only 15 minutes before     visits.
    • During family night (sign ins required).

  • During the first 10 days, clients are restricted from      having outside contacts or distractions.

  • After that time clients have phone privileges
    • between 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • and may leave the facility with an escort for     appointments on Fridays, with permission of     their primary counselor.

  • Clients staying over 45 days may earn passes      starting with a
    • 6-hour pass on the weekend
    • and earning 30-hour passes.

  • Depending on funding,
    • some clients move into Sober-Living housing
    • or outpatient treatment.
    • Others remain in residential housing and     engage in job search when appropriate.

(Subject to hours change)


Mothers & Children

The children residing at Capistrano live in a safe and nurturing environment, in clean and stable home like environments. The women and their children are taught, with others in the homes.

Mothers and Children are allowed to

  • Mothers are given opportunities to    attend
  • parenting class
  • parent teacher conferences
  • PTA
  • school games
  • special events
  • They enjoy outsider activities such    as
  • They attend outside counseling as    needed.
  • and other social activities at home or in    school.
  • and volunteer a portion of the day in    class-room assistance programs.

Mothers and Children learn

  • communication skills
  • manners
  • return to regular schedules of    time management
  • rebuild trust in their mothers
  • play & share toys
  • school & homework
  • eat nutritious meals
  • bedtime
  • get along with adults and other    children

Job Search

In the latter stage of treatment, clients are responsible to attend vocational training to assist in their job search goals and needs. They then begin searching for employment. We believe that employment is important for a client’s success upon completion of primary treatment. Becoming self-supportive adds to continued success.

Clients are subject to random drug screening tests and daily alcohol test taken on site with alcohol screen sensor.