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Friendly House Accredited

Friendly House
Mailing Address: 347 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, California 90020, United States
Phone: 213-389-8810
Admissions: Rachel Scheerer
Admissions Phone: 213-642-9838
Marketing Contact: Christina Simos
Marketing Email:
Marketing Phone: 213-389-8810
Membership Type: Provider
About This Organization:

Friendly House has been on the frontlines saving women’s lives from the devastation of drug and alcohol abuse for over 70 years. Founded by Beatrice Jorgensen in 1951, Friendly House was the first alcohol rehabilitation program created by women for women. Our non-profit program and staff have continued to evolve to meet the ever changing, diverse issues facing women/non-binary individuals seeking recovery regardless of their resources. Today Friendly House is a state licensed and JCAHO accredited treatment center offering a full continuum of care which includes detox, residential and sober living.

Our licensed therapists and SUD counselors offer a variety of client centered and evidence-based treatments such as behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, twelve step facilitation therapy, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, and relapse prevention therapy. We also incorporate experiential therapy such Equine therapy, Rock to Recovery (music therapy), Breathwork therapy and psychodrama. Each resident is offered a psychodynamic therapeutic approach as well as case management services based on their personal needs.  

Friendly House recognizes that families are profoundly affected by their loved one’s substance use disorder. For this reason, we offer a comprehensive monthly family program for family members, either biological or chosen. Family involvement has shown to increase the likelihood of maintaining long term sobriety.

In addition to utilizing evidence-based treatments, we connect each resident with daily 12-step recovery meetings to further build their support network. A strong support network has been proven to be integral in long-term recovery. Our 12 Step based program has been structured to help each resident reclaim their dignity and acquire the knowledge, skills, support and resources needed to maintain purposeful and productive lives.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to save women’s lives. When women recover, the world recovers. Our 12-step based program has been structured to help each individual reclaim their dignity and acquire the knowledge, skills, support and resources needed to maintain purposeful and productive lives.

We also believe it is our responsibility as treatment providers and community leaders to address racial inequities and health disparities by offering value-based, culturally responsive substance use disorder treatment.

Licensing Body:


Accrediting Body: Joint Commission
Treatment Type: Inpatient, Inpatient Addiction Treatment, Inpatient Detox, Residential
Recovery Support Services: Recovery Residences, Twelve Step Immersion
Clinical Approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Equine Therapy, Medication Assisted Treatment, Buprenorphine/Suboxone Maintenance, Naltrexone/Vivitrol, Twelve Step
Specialty: Criminal Justice Clients, Domestic Violence, Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Mental Health, DUI/DWI Program, Family Program, Gender Specific: Female Only, LGBTQ+, Older Adult, Professionals, Transgender Welcoming, Trauma/PTSD
Number of Beds: 11-24 Beds
Type of Payment Assistance: Scholarships, Sliding Fee Scale
Year Founded: 1951
347 S. Normandie Ave
Los Angeles
Facility Type: Treatment Center