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What’s Happening at the House

What’s Happening at the House

Our Heartland House team continues to perform our mission in the face of the multiple challenges of the COVID pandemic. The entire Heartland House staff received their initial COVID vaccines at the end of January and will be administered their second vaccines in...

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Donor Profile: McMillen Family Foundation

Donor Profile: McMillen Family Foundation

The McMillen Family Foundation funds charitable organizations that serve people who are affected by drug and alcohol dependency. Continually seeking new avenues for making a difference in the lives of substance abuse sufferers, the McMillen Foundation focuses its...

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Artistic Discovery Therapy During Covid-19

Artistic Discovery Therapy During Covid-19

In early 2020, the Heartland House team implemented Artistic Discovery Therapy (art therapy) for their clients as part of the House’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment program. Art therapy has been used by recovery professionals since as early as the 1950s. Art...

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Employee Spotlight – Lafitte Banville

Employee Spotlight – Lafitte Banville

Lafitte Banville serves Heartland House in multiple, valuable roles. He is a credentialed SUD (Substance Use Disorder) Counselor to the House’s clients, and additionally holds the title of Program/Operations Manager. In that capacity, Lafitte oversees the orderly...

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Substance Abuse Rises During COVID-19

Substance Abuse Rises During COVID-19 -------------------------- In what is clearly  a crisis within a crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a concurrent  rise in alcohol- related -related incidents, overdoses, and the crimes that accompany heavy substance. Herein we...

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Rule 62 During COVID-19

Rule 62 During COVID-19 Staying sober during the COVID-19 pandemic can be truly challenging . With seemingly continual lockdowns occurring in California and  increasing numbers of positive cases, recovering alcoholics and addicts find their serenity and sobriety at...

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COVID Through the Holidays in California

COVID Through the Holidays in California Overview California is going through a difficult time right now. To get us all to the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, we all need to work together. But while we’re each doing our part, we still can celebrate the...

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Thriving in Social Isolation

Thriving in Social Isolation Social isolation can lead to a variety of hardships for people of any age. As humans, we crave connection. Staying inside all day without interacting with others can cause depression, anxiety, and other negative feelings. These negative...

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Emotional Sobriety

Different Phases of Recovery A person in recovery goes through a great many changes on the journey from newcomer to long-term sober individual. This blog discusses the emotional experiences and transformations that are a significant part of this journey. Experience...

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Featured Donor: Old Mission Rotary

Featured Donor: Old Mission Rotary

Heartland House is delighted to showcase Old Mission Rotary for its timely and generous grant of funding for video equipment in support of our telehealth efforts. The monitors and audio accessories that we will procure will help transform our gathering area into a...

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Telehealth and Substance Abuse Treatment

Telehealth and Substance Abuse Treatment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on with social distancing and other measures still in effect across the country, organizations must continue to look at how this is affecting their operations. For Heartland House this means continuing to look at our programming and...

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Resources

Resources

RESOURCES During the holiday season, many people find it much more difficult to stay sober.  Asking for help can be difficult!  San Diego has tremendous resources for alcoholism, drug addiction, and the family members who suffer as well.  REACH OUT!   Recovery...

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Help the House

Help the House

The program fees we receive from government agencies and clients pays only a portion of our expenses. Your donation enables Heartland House to offer services on a need-based, sliding scale, expand our onsite therapy and medical services, and serve more men with...

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Change in Admissions Policy in response to COVID-19View Changes

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