Support4Recovery is acutely aware that the most important issue facing individuals and families in recovery is the lack of affordable housing. Upon completion of treatment, many individuals find themselves homeless or living in a homeless shelter. While shelters can provide beds for people who might otherwise be living on the street, these shelters do not always offer a clean and sober living environment. In some circumstances, treatment providers even try to extend the length of treatment so individuals have a safe place to stay.
Started in 2013, The Tom Aswad Support4Housing Emergency Housing Fund helps individuals in recovery find safe, affordable places to live. Funding has been made available by various public and private entities, including Contra Costa County, John Muir Health and Bella Vista League (Silicon Valley).