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 Founded in 1971, Casa de la Vida is a 24-hour residential treatment program. With 13-beds for young men and women (ages 18-24) re-entering the community after psychiatric hospitalization, this Oakland-based program is located in a beautiful Julia Morgan home. 

As an alternative to hospitalization, our goal is to provide a supportive environment which empowers and prepares the client for independent living. Our on-site day treatment program prepares the client with practical life skills training. Weekly groups include art therapy, cooking classes and gardening.

Since 1980, we provided an on-site community MFT-Internship training program.

Clients voluntarily join the residential treatment program. The young adults living in La Casa cook and eat meals together, jointly plan and carry out household chores, and otherwise share the responsibilities and rewards of managing their home. La Casa provides family counseling, advocacy with SSI, guardian-conservator and the courts. 

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