Opportunity House is a temporary shelter for homeless men and women, specifically those who are seriously mentally ill and homeless or at risk of homelessness. Located in a large historic Santa Rosa home with a yard, Opportunity House provides 13 beds for Sonoma County Behavioral Health Services clients, and serves as a springboard to transitional and permanent housing.
Dedicated staff offer individualized support that begins at mandatory group meetings and extends to individual counseling and support for case management. Opportunity House’s mental health and case management services assist with each resident’s individual needs for medical and dental care, problem solving, conflict resolution, symptom management (including the value of a clean and sober lifestyle), goal setting, access to community activities and services, dual diagnosis services, and crisis intervention. All meals and basic needs are provided, and staff actively support and encourage involvement in AA, 12 Step groups, Seeking Safety, NA, and/or dual recovery support groups.
The length of stay is 60 days, with the possibility of an extension after an assessment of compliance, circumstances, and needs.