Offering new beginnings for men and veterans who have been incarcerated, or recovering from drug addiction.
The organization is centered around rekindling
the feeling of hoping for the best, and inviting hope for a brighter future.
Retraining the Village offers transitional housing for veterans and men. It has transitional houses in East Palo Alto and Madera.
In addition to housing,
we also provide
Meals & Shower
Mental & Behavioral Health
We recently opened up another transitional housing center in East Palo Alto in August 2020. We are excited to have a new classroom and additional career training and computer training courses for our clients!
Site Director, VRC – Menlo Park, CA
“I am truly inspired by the work you have done and your vision for the future of your program. I know that you will have a lasting impact on our community!”
Richard is a veteran and one of our former clients!
Through the Retraining the Village program, he was able to get his own permanent housing and has been
independently living in his first apartment for the past 4 years.
(Helping Our Men Excel) utilizes the 4 roots” of our life: School, Work, Home, and Church
The H.O.M.E. re-entry program receives referrals from probation officers, treatment facilities, the Department of Corrections, San Mateo County of Health, and word of mouth.
The recovery action plan includes:
A financial management course
Faith-based community meetings and in-house small group
Finding a primary medical care provider and completing a Medicaid application
Substance use disorder treatment and long-term recovery supports
Mentorship with members of the community who have recovered from substance use
Chief Program Officer
“We are thrilled to be a part of this innovative opportunity to transform the lives of individuals returning from Bay Area prisons and county jails (AB 109). This letter demonstrates my full support of the RTV Reentry Program and commitment to continue supporting the achievement of the proposed outcomes.”
Harry is one of our former re-entry clients!
With the support of the RTV program, he was able to get a job at the local Garden Supermarket and continues to pursue his passion of mentoring and training youth in basketball.
NBC Bay Area article on Harry’s Story
Regaining Hope Through Fresh, New Beginnings
Residential Medication Assistance Therapy Program for individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD)
Back to Basics is a pet-friendly residential peer recovery program for individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD), or a stimulant use disorder.
Providing ‘whole-patient’ approach
MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment)
Back to Basics Residential Medication Assistance Therapy
Pet-Friendly Recovery Therapy
offers courses on using computers, Gmail, Google Drive, and more.