When patients have not been given enough time to assimilate and learn how to apply principals of sober living, the chances of relapse increase to more than 80%.
Souls Harbor exists to solve the problems of homelessness, addiction, and substance abuse. The reality is that the success rate for recovery is much higher for patients in a transitional housing model.
There are two main reasons that there is a desperate need for more transitional housing:
It is extremely improbable that someone can recover and fully break free from addiction and homelessness without transitional housing.
Transitional housing provides needed benefits such as:
The availability of transitional housing is decreasing at an alarming rate. Which means safe places and opportunities for those who struggle with substance abuse are shrinking.
Over the last 5 years (since 2015), the number of temporary housing beds (Emergency Shelter, Safe Haven & Transitional Housing) has decrease by 9%.
Stats provided by: National Alliance to End Homelessness American Addiction Centers. The Washington Post, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Burning Tree Programs, The Council of State Governments, Volunteers of America.