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September 17, 2021
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Salvation Army expands transitional living program in Sonoma County

July 30, 2021

The Salvation Army would like thank community partners, such as the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation for their generous support of the nonprofit’s recently expanded Transitional Living Program in Santa Rosa. The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation awarded The Salvation Army with a $10,000 grant to support the program, that helps men who have completed treatment for addiction, become productive members of society and return to their families. 

The Salvation Army operates two Transitional Living Program facilities in Santa Rosa. The nonprofit recently opened its second facility, Bridgehouse and can now house up to 19 men at a time. The goal of The Salvation Army’s Transitional Living Program is to provide men a safe and supportive environment, where they can maintain their sobriety, build life skills, and achieve self-sufficiency. Men are able to call the Transitional Living Program home for up to 24 months. During that time, the men work, they are provided with a savings account, receive drug and vocational counseling, and more. Each participant receives an individualized plan for success. 

“This program isn’t just a place to land for these men who are all recently sober. We wanted to make it into a home, somewhere safe where they can rebuild their lives and reconnect with family,” said Patrick Thompson, Salvation Army Santa Rosa Social Services Director.

The $10,000 grant from Sonoma County Vintners Foundation will help provide an additional level of support. The grant will be used to provide program participants with laptops, tools, or anything else they might need to be successful in their jobs. Securing and maintaining employment is one of the requirements to joining the Transitional Living Program. Another main requirement is achieving and maintaining sobriety. The program has a success rate of 80 percent of men staying sober past 5 years. 

The Salvation Army has been a vital institution in Santa Rosa for over 130 years providing critical, community-based services to meet the practical needs of homeless, at-risk, and low-income individuals and families. Learn more at SantaRosa.SalvationArmy.org.

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