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Locate Quality Sober Living In Your Community

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To find quality sober living in Southern California, use the drop-down locator above, and on every other site page. Listings are organized by area.

Coalition and Chapter Sites

San Diego Sober Living Coalition

Venice Recovery Center

Our Problem Home Information Line is a resource for neighborhoods.

Los Angeles County Coalition

Information and registration for training workshops for sober living operators and managers is in our training section, at the link below:

Training Section

Our new section on housing rights includes the Department of Justice opinion on sober living rights under the Fair Housing Act. Find it here

Network Public Policy and Research Network staff and supporters have published recent articles on recovery and public policy.Click for more information..

For toll-free referral information to quality Southern California sober living, see our referral page at this link:

referral hotline

To learn more about the Network's history and mission, visit this page:

mission and organization

If you want information about joining a local sober living coalition, membership requirements and materials can be found here:

membership information

For information about local Coalition and Chapter meetings, click this link:

coalition and chapter meetings

Our Safe & Healthy Homes program benefits homes for women with children.
For more information, including how to apply for assistance, click here.

Problem Home Information Line

The Problem Home Information Line (PHIL) is available for complaints about any residence in Los Angeles County which is creating neighborhood problems. It doesnít matter whether the home is a group home or some other residential use of property. We may be able to help.

keep our neighborhoods safe

We know from our experience and through conversations with our neighbors that itís often difficult to know where to turn when these problems arise. We can help in two ways. First, youíll find a list of resources below. These are city and county government agencies with the responsibility to address a variety of housing-related community problems. This list will be expanded as part of the PHIL program.

The second way to seek assistance is to call our resource line. PHIL volunteers are available to field complaints and assist you in seeking resolution. In some cases we can effect a solution by contacting the property owner or resident. At the very least we will be able to direct you to an appropriate official resource which should be able to address your compliant.

Types of problems addressed

We can assist with problems arising from the condition of a residence or the behavior of household members. We advise that complaints are best addressed on a neighbor-to-neighbor basis. However some problems may not be so easily resolved. The sorts of complaints we are accustomed to receiving include:

  • Poorly maintained property
  • Unsafe or unhealthy conditions including pests, debris, hazards
  • Overcrowding, excessive noise
  • Inappropriate, threatening or antisocial behavior

We ask that complaints be based on conditions which are persistent, and not solely related to single incidents.

At the present time, we can only address complaints about residences in Los Angeles County. We will be adding other areas of Southern California in the future.

Complaint Investigation

PHIL project volunteers will discuss the problem with you, and obtain information sufficient to investigate the issue. Volunteers will visit the property to discuss the situation with the property owner or resident. We are often able to assist in resolving problems by counseling the homeowner.

If the home is a group home aliated with a quality assurance organization we can often achieve satisfactory results quickly.

We have no power to enforce local ordinances, but we will report our findings, which may include advice about forwarding your complaint to an appropriate city or county authority. We will not divulge your identity to the property owner without your prior consent.

This is how to reach the PHIL resource line:

Phone: (888) 552-8673
Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday
Messages: anytime
or .

Calls will be returned during business hours, and otherwise during the following business day.

Local Government Resources

These agencies can help with problems in specific cities and unincorporated areas of your county. If you know of additional resources which should appear here, please call the help line. We will add other useful resources in the future.

Los Angeles County 211 service

phone: 2-1-1 from wired (land line) phones in Los Angeles County

website

Information about all County departments and how to register complaints

Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

phone: (213) 974-6453

email

website

Zoning and residential issues in the unincorporated sections of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles City 311 service

phone: 2-1-1 from wired phones in the City, or (866) 4-LA-CITY from any area phone

website

Information about City resources, including how to make complaints

City of Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety: Code Enforcement Division

phone: (888) LA4-BUILD

website

Web page has a link to an online complaint form, and additional information.

City of Long Beach Code Enforcement Division

phone: (562) 570-CODE

website

The Sober Living Network
P.O. Box 5235
Santa Monica, CA 90409
(310) 396-5270