Safe & Sober Houses


Safe & Sober Houses
In 2009, WSTC saw an opportunity to expand our services and give our clients a better chance at long-term recovery. That year, we were able to open O’Hana House to provide permanent, supportive housing for chronically homeless, chemically dependent women and their children. Safe and sober housing is an essential component of recovery, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In fact, recovery housing has been helping people overcome chemical dependency since the late 1800s.

What is recovery housing? It’s not just a safe place to live, although that’s a critical component. Our residents also have access to services that include chemical dependency treatment, wraparound case management services, vocational services, life skills building, and transportation. The WSTC Housing Case Managers provide support, assistance, and advocacy for all those who live in the home, ensuring that the services provide a “step up” rather than a hand out.

Here are more details about our housing programs:

O'HANA HOUSE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Services Offered:
  • Clean and sober permanent housing for women and women with children
  • On-site case management
  • Individual counseling services
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Sober living and life-skill building
  • Job-readiness training
  • Advocacy and intensive support services
 Eligibility:
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness and chemically dependent
  • Willing to be clean and sober and able to fully participate in program
  • Willing to follow O'Hana House guidelines
  • Willing to attend chemical dependency treatment in the community
  • Willing to attend community based self-help groups
  • Willing to actively seek employment or educational opportunities

LIGHTHOUSE FOR MEN

Services Offered:
  • Clean and sober permanent and transitional housing for men
  • On-site case management
  • Individual counseling services
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Sober living and life-skill building
  • Job-readiness training
  • Advocacy and intensive support services
Eligibility:
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness and chemically dependent
  • Willing to be clean and sober and able to fully participate in program
  • Willing to follow The Lighthouse guidelines
  • Willing to attend chemical dependency treatment in the community
  • Willing to attend community based self-help groups
  • Willing to actively seek employment or educational opportunities
If you think O'Hana House or Lighthouse may be a good fit for you or your loved one, contact the Lighthouse by email at Gary.Thomas@wstcs.org.

NEW START HOUSE FOR MEN

The New Start House for Men, opened in April of 2015, provides transitional housing for eight homeless men exiting the Kitsap County Jail for up to nine months while they are engaged in New Start Continuing Services.