LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peggy Albrecht Friendly House (PAFH) now offers women seeking sobriety more services and coverage options. After operating since 1951 as a sober living home, the residential facility expanded its programs this month to become a full-fledged treatment facility. Newly certified by the California Department of Health Care Services, the fully licensed PAFH now also accepts most PPO insurance plans.
Friendly House, one of the first residential programs for women recovering from substance and alcohol abuse, launched before the insurance industry recognized treatment for those afflictions. With the change in certification and programming, women seeking addiction treatment at Friendly House needn't personally finance their recovery.
The facility additionally helps women with life skills, education, job searches and ongoing guidance. Friendly House hosts open Alcoholics Anonymous meetings every Thursday evening, following alumni dinners.
Peggy Albrecht Friendly House was founded in 1951 and was the first residential home in the country for women recovering from substance and alcohol abuse and is a model for recovery homes in the United States and Europe. They have successfully treated thousands of women with a success rate of 76% compared to the hospital average of 35%. The organization is supported by private donations and grants and by the fundraising efforts of the Board of Directors and Grateful Hearts (former residents of Friendly House).
For more than 30 years, Executive Director Peggy Albrecht has been the organization's guiding force. She has first-hand knowledge of what it is like to rise from the depths of alcoholism. Her own sobriety began over 45 years ago. She has devoted her life to the service of others and has helped thousands of women recover with dignity and purpose in every facet of their lives. Her unwavering dedication was recognized in 2013 when Friendly House was formally renamed Peggy Albrecht Friendly House.
Peggy Albrecht Friendly House owns two residences. The Peggy Albrecht Friendly House located in Los Angeles houses 12 residents. In 2001, the William Shatner Family Foundation donated a second house located in West Los Angeles in honor of his late wife, Nerine, which accommodates 10 women. Both houses are overseen by a staff that provides full-time supervision and the skills needed for genuine recovery. www.FriendlyHouseLA.org
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