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Safe & Healthy Homes

Mom with her two children sitting on the couch at homeRecovery is hard!

Imagine trying to do it as a single mother with small children to care for. Safe & Healthy Homes program benefit recovering women with children.

Through a generous multi-year grant from the Marisla Foundation, the Network can provide some assistance to homes serving women with children. We also accept private donations for this program. The Safe & Healthy Homes program provides several types of assistance:

  • Waivers of registration fees for Sober Living Network training workshops for home operators and staff
  • Eligibility for donated goods through a program managed by the Network
  • Subject to available funds, direct assistance in making needed repairs and essential equipment purchases.

Program information:

A complete description of the program can be downloaded below. It includes information about eligibility, the application process and the kinds and amounts of assistance available. These are the highlights:


  • The home must serve low-income women with children.
  • The applicant must be a member of, or in the process of being accepted for membership in, one of the six Southern California County Sober Living Coalitions.
  • The applicant must complete and submit an application for assistance.

Qualifying expenses

The item or service requested must directly affect health, safety or quality of life, including:

  • Repairs due to damage or deterioration which are needed to ensure health and safety
  • Major appliances–refrigerators, washers and dryers, stoves, ovens
  • Swing sets, cribs and child care items
  • Heating and air conditioning repairs
  • Window air conditioning units in homes without central air conditioning
  • Pest control
  • Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment


A woman and her daughtersThe Network is willing to consider other items. For items not on the list, or for any other application-related questions, please contact us.

No single award will exceed $1500. An applicant may receive at most $1500 in the value of combined awards in any one year.

In most cases the Network will select the vendor or service provider, will make purchases or hire contractors for repairs. Service providers will provide estimates and invoices, and will be paid directly by the Network.

If you’d like to help us help these homes and the families they serve…

The Network is delighted to accept donations to expand this program. The need is great, and donations are fully tax deductible. If you want your donation to be directed to the Women with Children Program, please let us know.

The Sober Living Network is a nonprofit tax-exempt public benefit corporation that gratefully accepts donations from those who understand the need for long-term recovery supportive housing and other community-based means of addressing the disease of addiction.

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