Most people think about the Napa Valley in California as an expanse of vines sweltering under the hot sun. You don’t notice the homeless people living in parks, alleyways, and other public places. They need help with alcohol and drug rehab to keep them alive, read this.
Community Action Napa Valley provides social services. In the wealthy Napa County in Napa, you will find 350 people who are homeless. Nearly every one of them is trapped by drug and alcohol abuse. Alcohol and drug treatment is readily available in the locality, but where will they go after they are graduated? When this happens, it is often a return to street life.
Nonita Mendel, while recovering from her own drug addiction, launched New Life Outreach. Nonita, although she had never been homeless, saw the importance of creating a refuge to assist people who have overcome addictions.
Jamie Jackson (28), a woman who spent three years on the Napa streets, with homeless men and women and was previously addicted to both drugs and alcohol less than a month ago and had been sober for only one year before that, is an excellent example of New Life Outreach’s success. She was high when she told friends of her desire to go drug rehab. Her friend drove her to the hospital, where he enrolled in her 90-day program of drug rehabilitation.
The Register said that “everyday, I would get more clear-minded”. Jackson told her that, with only a couple of weeks left before she graduated, the only thing for her to do was get back out on the streets. A fax was sent to her by the counselor about New Life Outreach.
Jackson who has been admitted to the halfway-home after three months, now finds a stable job and he’s starting a career as Certified Nursing Assistant. Jackson finds New Life Outreach a safe haven to stay away from alcohol and drugs.