A Place of Comfort, Inc.was created with the concept that women and men need a safe and supportive environment in order to change their lives.
A.P.O.C. offers comprehensive care designed to address not only the problems associated with the re-entry process, substance abuse, or chemical dependency, but also other personal challenges our guest may be facing, such as depression, anxiety, or exhaustion. We build a firm foundation in recovery, as well as promoting moral, spiritual, and emotional growth for the individual.
We accept referrals from mutiple agencies in Los Angles County for women and men who are on parole, recovering from substance abuse and mental illness. These individuals who are in transition live in a residential, supervised environment.
The individuals will attend school and/or work, and are encouraged to participate in after-school/after-work personal activities. Outings will be planned to provide cultural enrichment, and to participate in community and recreational activities.
Completion of a GED (if it has not been acquired) is encouraged, and other educational enriching activities at the adult schools or junior colleges.
We identify volunteers from the community to serve as mentors and to make presentations to the women and men who are on probation or parole in the home on such topics as etiquette, grooming, job acquisition, how to dress for an interview, nutrition, exercise, and wardrobe planning. We also provide mock interviews.
We provide culturally sensitive activities for the residents, enabling them to learn about their history and achievements of the past. A.P.O.C. staff coordinate participation in local events, especially those that are free, that are published in the local newspaper's calendar sections. When necessary and when available, transportation is provided.
What We Have Done
Developed a supportive environment for women and men
Developed a program to help expand the resources for transitional housing with supportive services for women and men
Created a wide variety of programs designed to help low income individuals secure decent, affordable housing
The program allows persons who are recovering, re-entering society, and the mentally challenged live independently as possible in the community