95 percent of our women have a job or are attending school before they leave SHAWL.


SHAWL provides a safe and supportive 3-month residential program for women who are beginning their journey of recovery from addiction. SHAWL provides the structure and support in a warm and nurturing residential setting. The program provides the residents with opportunities, information and confidence to remain drug and alcohol-free. SHAWL gives the women an opportunity to improve their life and educational skills, time to explore destructive behavior patterns and learn new decision-making skills in order to work toward stability as well as independence in their lives.

SHAWL is supported by the generous donations of the local community members as well as grant awards from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), the Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women and various foundations and local community groups.

SHAWL is licensed by the Department of Health Care Services

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Renovations at SHAWL Posted Jun 21, 2019 By SHAWL

Kitchen Renovations Through the generous donations of St. Peter’s by the Sea Presbyterian Church and California United Bank. SHAWL was able to renovate the kitchen

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