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PROGRAMS

Each program is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, offering services such as housing support, employment assistance, and much more. We understand that everyone's situation is different, and our team is committed to working closely with you to identify the program that aligns best with your needs and aspirations.

TRP ACADEMY

The Positive Directions TRP Academy is a culturally responsive, peer-led, abstinence-based, therapeutic teaching community and transitional housing program. The mutual self-help community has a recovery orientation, focusing on wellness, coping strategies, prosocial living, and leadership development. The TRP Academy infuses a strength-based approach into the program’s culturally responsive guiding principles of Respect, Interdependence, and Accountability. The model embraces peer-to-peer support which creates a sense of family, and fosters a support network that reaffirms prosocial values and behaviors.

The program's core learning objectives are:
Life Skills and Program Philosophy
Adaptive Coping Strategies and Relapse Prevention
Advanced Concepts of Prosocial Living and Leadership Development
Career and Educational Development
Independent Living


Program Length:
Therapeutic Teaching Community:  6 months
Transitional Housing:  2 years

Eligibility: The program is open to all justice-involved adult men

H.E.R. House Expansion (WTRP)

The Positive Directions H.E.R. House Expansion (WTRP)  is a structured culturally responsive, peer-led, abstinence-based, therapeutic teaching community and transitional housing program for justice-involved women and children. This gender-responsive program is a partnership between Westside Community Services & Positive Directions Equals Change, for women.  The mutual self-help community has a recovery orientation, focusing on wellness, coping strategies, prosocial living, and leadership development. The H.E.R. House Expansion infuses a strength-based approach into the program’s culturally responsive guiding principles of Respect, Interdependence, and Accountability. The model embraces peer-to-peer support which creates a sense of family, and fosters a support network that reaffirms prosocial values and behaviors.  Participants will develop the skills necessary to take on challenges, overcome barriers, and become empowered to take charge of their health and wellness.

 

The program's core learning objectives are:

Life Skills and Program Philosophy

Adaptive Coping Strategies and Relapse Prevention

Advanced Concepts of Prosocial Living and Leadership Development

Career and Educational Development

Independent Living


Program Length: 

Therapeutic Teaching Community:  6 months
Transitional Housing:  1.5 years


​Eligibility: Priority is given to SFAPD clients, however, any adult justice-involved single, pregnant, or parenting women are eligible for program services.
 

BILLIE HOLIDAY STABILIZATION CENTER

The Billie Holiday Center (BHC) is a culturally responsive Reentry Navigation Center that provides stabilization housing and a rapid connection to next-step resources for justice-involved adults.  Guests receive case management, reentry planning, assistance with permanent housing placement, benefits acquisition, and next-step resources including drug treatment, transitional housing, and services through the Community Assessment and Services Center.

Eligibility: The program is open to all justice-involved adults in San Francisco who are unstably housed, struggling with addiction or mental illness, and those being released from the San Francisco County Jail.

JAMES BALDWIN HOUSE