Alhambra Valley Retreat has taken proper precautions with the following steps:
· Formed a COVID-19 task force, composed of medical providers and infection prevention nurses, who are screening all potential patient admits, family members, and visitors for symptomology and travel.
· Implemented hand hygiene protocols in accordance with guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
· Maintaining the highest level of infection control and sanitation.
· Limiting non- essential staff and contractors to reduce infection.
· Monitoring all coronavirus developments, news and recommendations from the CDC, California Department of Public Health, California Department of Health Service and World Health Organization, to ensure that Alhambra Valley Retreat follows current best-practices to keep our patients and staff healthy and safe.
This is a rapidly evolving situation, so we will continue to monitor updates and respond accordingly. Alhambra Valley Retreat remains a center of compassionate care and clinical excellence, dedicated to the hope and healing of our residents and their families.
Nestled in the beautiful Alhambra Valley on the old spanish land grant Rancho de Los Dos Canadas, is a luxurious, colonial ranch style villa, the home of Alhambra Valley Retreat. The five acre property affords breathtaking views, resort-style amenities and a tranquil setting ideal for achieving sobriety and beginning the journey to lifetime recovery. Welcome to Alhambra Valley Retreat, Katherine's House!
Katherine LoForte's dream was to open a beautiful place where healing and hope could be realized by those suffering from substance abuse. She succumbed to this terrible disease but her vision has been realized by her father, Anthony LoForte, Sr., who in her memory created this house of hope and healing.
Alhambra Valley Retreat (AVR) is a 24 hour residential treatment program for adult males suffering from alcohol and/or substance abuse. The program is licensed and certified by the State of California, Department of Health Care Services, and in 2021 received a three year accreditation by The Commission on Accredited Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
AVR is credentialed by Kaiser Permanente as a provider of services to over two million insured clients throughout Northern California. The program accepts all Kaiser clients in this region. The program also accepts cash pay clients.
The program is designed to treat 6 clients at a time, which allows for individualized treatment plans and personal attention to our resident's needs.The treatment program includes individual, group and family therapy with a licensed therapist, educational sessions, and recovery and treatment planning designed to help each client transition back to their community after their successful treatment stay. Augmenting traditional substance abuse recovery curriculum, Alhambra Valley Retreat features a holistic, wellness component that focuses on the mind, body and spirit. Clients are surrounded with dedicated and supportive counselors , evidence based therapeutic practices and a setting conducive to successful outcomes.
We are a 30-60-90 day, dual diagnosis program utilizing evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Addiction Education, Relapse Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Life Skills Education, Team Building and Stress Resiliency. We provide individual, group and family therapy, yoga, guided meditation, experiential therapies (Eco-therapy, Gardening, Art, Creative Writing, Acupuncture, Personal Training) Nutritional Consulting and 12-step recovery model support.
Men are able to focus on their sobriety in a safe and confidential way. We have an Executive Chef that prepares nutrient rich foods, specifically designed for recovery. Additionally we have a swimming pool, hot tub, individual gardening plots, pool table, equipped gym, hiking trails and other recovery focused amenities. Our program works on a phase system so clients work at their own pace to "phase up" and enjoy phase privileges.
Our mission is to provide adult men with a safe and structured program built with integrity to sustain a nurturing environment to achieve long term recovery. Through the integration of physical, mental and spiritual development, men will have the therapeutic support to address all their needs.
We believe that permanent sobriety is achievable and we want to provide every resident at Alhambra Valley Retreat with the tools necessary to achieve that. By utilizing a holistic approach, we will address the mind, body and spirit, as those are integral parts of the recovery process. By implementing this approach, we believe each client will have the best opportunity to achieving long term recovery.
Alumni groups happen every month on the first Saturday night of each month from 8:00pm-9:30 pm. Family education occurs on site weekly on Saturdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m.