A 75-bed substance use disorder treatment facility called Socorro – “help” in Spanish – has opened in East Hollywood to offer residential detoxification, residential and transitional living opportunities for adults 18 and over, many of them experiencing homelessness, and primarily from the Latino community.
Socorro has a bilingual program that has independent clinical tracts for English speakers and Spanish speakers, the latter of whom are able to receive direct care without needing translators.
The drug and alcohol treatment nonprofit CRI-Help will operate the site while working hand-in-hand with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health – Substance Abuse Prevention Control (DPH-SAPC).
DPH-SAPC implemented the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) in 2017 to shift substance use disorder treatment services primarily under Medi-Cal. Since then, DPH-SAPC’s treatment network has grown by 180% in residential beds, 1,000% in residential services, and 50% in outpatient SUD services throughout the County.