HERO Addiction Recovery

Stephen Center’s HERO Program provides substance abuse treatment for low-income and homeless individuals. Services are also provided for those who are dually diagnosed with both substance abuse and mental illness. The HERO Program is a state-licensed, nationally accredited (CARF) facility utilizing evidence based practices and client focused care. Multiple levels of care include:

  • Long term residential care
  • Short term residential care
  • Non-residential intensive outpatient treatment
  • Non-residential outpatient treatment
  • Substance abuse evaluations



Pettigrew Emergency Shelter

Pettigrew Emergency Shelter is a substance-free facility featuring a men’s dorm, women’s dorm and family shelter units. Meals are available to residents three times per day, seven days per week. Within 72 hours of arrival, every shelter client is required to meet with a case manager to develop a plan for success to overcome barriers and emerge from homelessness.


Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Apartments

PSH apartments provide housing and supportive services to individuals and families moving from homelessness to independent, supportive living. Apartments comply with HUD Housing Quality Standards. There are 61 PSH units for rent to those who meet income and disability standards, including 40 single room occupancy units, 15 one-bedroom, 4 two-bedroom, and 2 three-bedroom units.

Life Skills Education

Life Skills classes are offered daily to HERO, PSH and shelter clients, including opportunities to learn more about areas such as anger management, relationships, finances, parenting, leadership, spirituality and job seeking. In addition, there are daily or weekly meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Drug Addicts Anonymous and Nicotine Anonymous.

When I first got here, I didn’t love myself…
Everyone at Stephen Center loved me anyway.

Carrie, HERO client