Distinction

Distinction

Distinctions

Residential Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Residential Community Care

Sober Living/ Permanent Supportive Housing

Type of Service Provided

Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation

Supervision & Care

No treatment or care is provided or required though guests may choose to receive some care elsewhere

Services For

Recovering adult alcoholics & drug users

Seniors, mentally ill, developmentally disabled, children – adolescent alcohol & drug programs

Adults who are clean & sober, those with mental illness or other co-occurring disorders, developmentally disabled, seniors

Number & Location of Residences or Facilities

State Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs listed by county

http://www.adp.state.ca.us/licensing/pdf/status report.pdf

State Department of Social Services – Community Care Licensing

http://www.ccld.ca.gov/docs/ccld search/ccld search.aspx

Unknown – no requirement for registration of families unless such registration applies to all dwelling units in the jurisdiction

Required to be Licensed?

Yes

Yes

No. They do not provide care

Zoning Regulations for 6 or Fewer Persons

None

None

None

Zoning Regulations for 7 or More Persons

Conditional Use Permit, although reasonable accommodation may be granted per fair housing law

Conditional Use Permit, although reasonable accommodation may be granted per fair housing law

None – classified as a “family” of unrelated adults living as a family in a single dwelling unit. (See City of Santa Barbara v. Adamson, CA Supreme Court 1980)

On-site Management & Staff

Yes

Yes

May employ house manager etc. as other families may employ staff to help but no treatment, care, or supervision is provided

Management & Staff Responsibilities

Provide Treatment/Recovery services; ensure property & program compliance.

Provide Treatment/Recovery services; ensure property & program compliance.

Support the family

Revenue

Client Fees/third party public/private funding

Client Fees/third party public/private funding

Fees & sometimes third party funding

Self Referral

Yes

Yes

Yes

3rd Party Referral

Yes

Yes

Yes

Find a Facility

State Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs (online database)

Community Care Licensing Division (online database)

Because they are primary residences there is no required local or state registry but there are some state & local voluntary associations that list participating homes

Regulatory Authority

State Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs (ADP)

Department of Social Services (Community Care)

Local residential regulations that apply to all dwelling units

Report Problems To

  1. Facility

If unsatisfactory response report to:

  1. Alcohol & Drug Programs
  1. Facility

If unsatisfactory response report to:

  1. Community Care Licensing
  • House Manager
  • Property Owner
  • Law Enforcement
  • Elected Officials
  • CAARR if registered
  • Local Association (if registered)

Consequences of Nuisance

Potential loss of license

Potential loss of license

County/municipal fines, civil suit, loss of registration in voluntary associations

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