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Make a CHOICE to make a CHANGE by making a COMMITMENT

Community Social Model Advocates, Inc. recognizes that it is never easy to ask for help. We recognize when an individual is in the grip of this devastating disease of Alcoholism and Addiction that admission into our program should be easy and effortless. At Community Social Model Advocates, Inc. helping individuals, family and communities is our mission. Follow our simple 3-step admission process to create a total life change.


Make the Call
With a simple phone call, one of our specialists can guide you or a loved one through the confidential process for admission to our programs. We are experienced at answering all of your questions and gaining a better understanding of your personal situation through our assessment process to confirm that we’re the right program for you. We treat all alcohol and drug addiction, as well as co-occurring disorders. If you need a different treatment program, we are happy to help you find an appropriate one.

(209) 722-6335
for our men’s program and

(209) 357-5200
for our women’s program today.


Take the Private Tour
We invite you and any loved ones to tour our facilities and meet with our amazing staff to get a first-hand look at our accommodations and a better understanding of our programs. This is certainly not a requirement of admission, but we welcome you to do so.


Join the Tranquility Village and Hobie House Family
Welcome to the Tranquility Village and Hobie House Family! We will schedule your arrival and arrange payment options if necessary. We will also provide you with a list of recommended items to bring to treatment, as well as make ourselves available to you for any additional information and support.


Priority Admission to Substance Use Disorder Treatment is Given to:
Pregnant intravenous drug users
Other pregnant women who need treatment
Other intravenous drug users
All others who need treatment


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do I bring with me to residential treatment?
You should bring 7-10 days’ worth of clothing. You will be able to do your laundry weekly. Although we provide hygiene items, such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and shampoo, you are more than welcome to bring your own as long as the product is alcohol free. We will provide you with laundry soap, pillow, bedding, washcloth and bath towel.

2. If I go to treatment, do I need money on me?
You will get served three well-balanced meals per day, so you don’t necessarily need money. However, we do have a payphone, so you may want to bring money or purchase a calling card for the phones. There will be time through-out your week to shop for hygiene products.

3. What are the visiting hours?
We have visiting every Sunday from 12pm – 3pm. All visitors must be clean and sober 24 hours prior to any visit.

4. What type of curriculum does your program use?
All the curriculum we use is evidence-based, such as Living in Balance, Thinking for a Change, Nurturing Parenting and Beyond Trauma.

5. What other groups do you have?
We have Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Recovery Groups, as well as Process Groups.

6. Do you have a therapist?
Yes, our Licensed Psychologist is available to conduct assessments or individual therapy to address sensitive issues in a safe and caring environment.

7. Do you have 12-step meetings for the clients in treatment?
Yes, we have two 12-step meeting per week and a monthly potluck and speaker meeting.

8. Can my family bring me outside food during visiting?
Yes, your family can bring fast food or even a home cooked meal during visiting. We just ask that you clean up your mess when you’re done.

9. Is there a blackout period?
Yes, there is a 5-day blackout where you will be unable to go anywhere, during which time you may receive and make two calls per day. In addition, you must be here for 5-days before receiving a visit on Sunday.

10. Do you offer family therapy?
Yes, we have family group every Saturday from 12pm-2:30pm. Family may arrive a half hour early and may stay after group until 4:00pm. You will be in group with other families, but it’s a safe environment to work through family-related issues. This group is facilitated by highly qualified and trained professionals.

11. Do we ever go on outings?
Yes, the program will arrange outings to the lake, conventions and retreats.

12. Can I have my cell phone in treatment?
Yes, but cellphone use is contingent on your participation and progress in the program and only on Saturdays and Sundays. If you don’t have a cellphone or money, we will provide use of the program phone under certain conditions. We don’t not allow other electronics in the facility such as tablets and laptops.

13. Can I smoke or use a vape?
Yes, we have designated smoking areas outside. If you vape, we ask that your vape juices be in sealed bottles so we can confirms its contents.

14. What days can my family drop off property to me?
Property can be dropped off at the facility within the first 24 hours of admission and at the first visit.


Community Social Model Advocates, Inc.
508 Mendocino Ct.
Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 357-5261

FAX: (209) 357-5263

The Rose Julia Riordan Tranquility Village
240001EN (expires – 11-30-2024)
559 Mendocino Ct., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 357-5200

FAX: (209) 357-5279

The David J. Riordan's Hobie House
240001BN (expires – 8-31-2024)
1301 Yosemite Parkway, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-6335

FAX: (209) 722-6371

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