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General Agency Information
Name:New Life Community Services
Alternate Name(s):NLCS
Address:707 Fair Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-427-1007
Toll Free:888-474-6758
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:24 Hours, 7 Days
Description:New Life Community Services is a private, non-profit, 12-Step, social model program licensed by the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. Residential and outpatient services are provided for 90-days, 6-months, and longer. New Life Community Services can accommodate up to 38 residential clients-16 women, 22 men, and up to 10 children.

New Life Community Services exists to provide effective and authentic reality-based services for individuals and families supporting their transition into society and living meaningful and productive lives. We emphasize the whole person utilizing the most effective substance abuse treatment strategies, with a commitment to the 12-step fellowship. Our professional, strength-based, and compassionate care is designed to restore health and wellness, treating each person with dignity and respect.

New Life operates a highly successful addiction treatment program, subsidized counseling services, provides emergency shelter and food for families in need and the homeless, and is involved with education and training of addiction counselors.

ELIGIBILITY: All persons who are addicted and/or homeless. Must be drug free, and sober for 3 days prior to entering program. Call for information or interview.
Mission:New Life Community Services responds compassionately to human suffering and need by providing treatment for addiction and support for the whole person and families, together with counseling education and training.

Programs:Call for information about counseling.

New Life provides emergency shelter and food for families in crisis, the needy and the homeless. For many, this means respite from bad living situations. For some, it means a warm meal and a kind word from caring volunteers. For more information about emergency shelter or meals, please call 831-427-1007.

Education in Addiction Studies
Training programs are provided for undergraduate and graduate students. Internship and practicum hours for certification through CAADAC and licensing for therapists are coordinated and supervised by qualified personnel. For information about the Certification Program in Addiction Counseling (CPAC), please visit, and for graduate students and prospective graduate students please visit

Volunteer Info:New Life offers opportunities to people who have a desire to reach out to those in need. At New Life we rely on volunteer hours. Volunteers can receive credit towards training programs at local colleges.
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:Monterey County
San Benito County
Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Subject Headings
 Alcoholism Counseling
Communication Training
Domestic Violence Shelter
Drug Dependency Support Groups
Emergency Shelter
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Families with Children
Family Counseling
Group Counseling
Individual Counseling
Internship Programs
Low Income
Marriage Counseling
Private Nonprofits
Substance Abuse Counseling
Substance Abuse Services
Transitional Shelter
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified June 26, 2014