Detox is the first step on the path to sobriety—but it’s often inaccessible to the homeless or those without healthcare coverage. VOA offers a Social Model Detoxification program, a non-medical and cost effective solution that makes detox possible for this population. Addiction is a chronic disease, and is therefore treated through stabilization and management. Our services are provided in a safe environment with proper nutrition, monitoring of vital signs, personal interaction and case management. The majority of individuals who need detoxification can successfully detox through this type of program at a fraction of the cost of medical programs.
Adult Detoxification Center
What We Do
How do you enter a detox program when you’re homeless and have a young child who depends on you for everything? Without VOA’s help, it would be impossible. Our programs for women provide the support they need to complete the detoxification process, take care of their children, and move towards self-sufficiency. The goal is to reintegrate these women back into mainstream life with incremental steps towards job resources, employment, and housing opportunities.
Jail Diversion Program
Volunteers of America, Utah reserves 10 beds for individuals who have been picked up for public intoxication by Salt Lake City Police, West Valley City Police, UTA Police and the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Department. This pilot project offers participants an alternative to jail and a safe environment focused on recovery. Officers can call 801-363-9400 ext. 0 for bed availability, van pick-up hours and availability. To meet the criteria for Jail Diversion, clients must be intoxicated, non-combative, medically stable and willing to come to the detox center.
How to enter the Adult Detoxification Center
Our Adult Detoxification Center is a 65-bed, residential program where homeless and low-income men and women can safely detoxify from alcohol and/or drugs for up to 14 days. Adult residents of Salt Lake Country can check themselves in if they have taken drugs in the past 48 hours. Residents outside of Salt Lake County can also receive treatment by paying $115 per night.
Once individuals have completed physical detoxification, they are assessed and referred for additional substance abuse services. While in the program, clients attend 12-step recovery groups and participate in case management services in order to increase readiness for substance abuse treatment and a life in recovery.
Simply call 801-363-9400 to check on bed availability.
Adult Detoxification Center
252 West Brooklyn Avenue (1025 South)
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Open: 24 hours/ 7 days a week
Donations can be dropped off directly at the center at any time.