Men’s Program

Latinas y Ninos

Casa Esperanza’s Men’s Program focuses on serving individuals:

  • struggling with alcohol or substance use, mental illness, and other chronic medical conditions
  • without secure and stable housing
  • living with HIV/AIDS
  • re-entering from incarceration

The program typically lasts 6-9 months, although all programming is tailored to the needs of each client and family.

All of Casa’s services are research-based and available in both Spanish and English. Our services include:

  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Care coordination and case management
  • Relapse prevention, anger management, life skills and other psycho education and therapeutic groups
  • Family education, reunification, and case management
  • Parenting education
  • Supervised visitation
  • HIV education, counseling, and case management
  • Tobacco cessation education and counseling
  • Recreational, wellness and stress management programming, including meditation, yoga, nutrition, running/walking groups, and sober social activities
  • Linkages to domestic violence, medical, legal, employment and educational services

Also available on campus:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Primary care
  • Peer Recovery Coaching
  • HIV counseling and testing
  • Structured Outpatient Addictions Program
  • A range of therapeutic groups; including Seeking Safety, Recovery and Reentry, Relapse Prevention, DBT skills, Health and Recovery Peer program, Illness Management and Recovery, among others
  • Employment and education readiness, coaching and placement

Rumbo a Casa/The Way Home

Casa Esperanza Men’s Program provides specialized services to Latino men reentering from incarceration, funded by a grant from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Rumbo a Casa staff work closely with courts, corrections, probation, and parole to help reduce relapse and recidivism and foster long-term recovery in men struggling with co-occurring addictions and mental health disorders.

Assessment and assertive engagement strategies begin while individuals are still incarcerated, to ensure a successful transition to treatment and support in the community. Reentering citizens receive integrated substance use, mental health, and primary care treatment and comprehensive, reentry-oriented recovery support services. In addition to intensive case management to address immediate needs, there is a focus on developing and meeting long-term employment and education goals to help reentering citizens build meaningful, purposeful lives in the community.

Tu Bienestar/Your Wellness

Casa Esperanza Men’s Program offers specialized services to address the complex clinical needs of men living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic medical conditions. Clients receive on-campus access to integrated primary care, medical case management, psychiatry, mental health counseling, and peer and social supports. A dedicated Treatment Coordinator/Health Navigator provides culturally appropriate education and information about addiction, mental illness, HIV, and other chronic medical conditions using the RESPECT intervention; engages clients in groups that reduce isolation and stigma, while increasing health literacy and self-efficacy; provides counseling, coaching, and care coordination; and empowers clients with the skills, supports, and confidence necessary to navigate complex systems of care and make informed decisions about their health.

“At Casa Esperanza I stayed motivated because I had a plan for living. I learned to be independent, hold a job and reconnect with my family. That’s what gave me the strength to keep going.”

For more information or intakes please contact Casa Esperanza.