Ohlhoff News & Events

Ohlhoff Practicum and Internship Opportunity

Ohlhoff is looking for students for our 2019-2020 practicum program. Ohlhoff Recovery Programs is proud to serve as a practicum and internship training site for students in psychology and counseling graduate programs throughout the Bay Area. We accept students pursuing Psy.D., Ph.D., MFT degrees, Master’s degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling, CAADAC, or other drug and alcohol counseling certifications who wish to learn about dual diagnosis, the spiritual basis of recovery, the social model of reintegration into the community, and multi-cultural issues. 

If interested, please email Elissa Stevens at estevens@ohlhoff.org for more information.

The Daily Californian Op-Ed Article by Ohlhoff Intensive Outpatient Director

"The first step of treating any addiction is admitting to having a problem. But figuring out how to proceed from there is more complicated. When loved ones need help with excessive substance use, many people are not sure how to take the first step in finding appropriate and affordable care. In fact, admitting someone has a problem is often the first of many barriers to securing the long-term care and support they need to get and stay sober."

Click here to read the rest of the op-ed article by Jessica Allanson, Ohlhoff's Intensive Outpatient Program Director, about some of the current challenges in substance abuse treatment and the need for comprehensive services.

Jessica's article was part of a larger impact issue produced by The Daily Californian which had a focus on rehabilitation.

Stepping Stone Women's Recovery Grant

Stepping Stone Women's Recovery Grant

In November 2018, Ohlhoff Recovery Programs was awarded a large grant from Stepping Stone Women’s Recovery to be used in support of Ohlhoff’s Women’s Residential Program. The continued commitment to women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction will maintain the legacy of Stepping Stone Women’s Recovery by providing an affordable, transitional, gender specific, social model, recovery program to working women in San Francisco. The ultimate goal of the women’s program is self-reliance, free from addiction.

After 56 years helping women recover from addiction, Stepping Stone Women’s Recovery Program closed its doors in 2018. The program will always have a special place in our hearts. For so long, Ohlhoff relied on the program as a safe and compassionate referral for women seeking residential treatment.  

Over 1,000 women's lives were changed thanks to Stepping Stone and nothing will ever replace the waves the program made in women's recovery for our San Francisco community. 

Thank you to the Board of Stepping Stone Women’s Recovery for the irreplaceable gift.

Reliving the Rancid Benefit Concert

We're currently reliving the awesomeness from Rancid’s benefit concert! Thank you again, Lars and Rancid​, for the incredible concert last month. It was an irreplaceable show of support for the men and women who begin their recovery from drug and alcohol addiction at Ohlhoff Recovery Programs.

Thank you for the photograph, Misti Layne Photography​.

Ohlhoff Holiday Dinner - December 20th - 6:00pm!

We cannot wait for the Ohlhoff family to get together one more time before the end of the year! Join residents and staff at this fun and uplifting event celebrating hope and sobriety during the Holidays.

Let us know you’re coming through the Facebook event, here.

Thank you Rancid!

Thank you Rancid, and all your fans, for the incredible benefit concert last night! What a rad way to show people in recovery we care. Like Lars said, addiction and punk rock affect all types of people. To qualify for help at Ohlhoff, you just have to be human.

Rancid: A Benefit for The Ohlhoff Recovery Program

Ohlhoff's Intensive Outpatient Program has moved!

After nearly 10 years in the Castro, Ohlhoff's Intensive Outpatient Program has moved to the Sunset. Now located at 927 Irving St., the larger facility will be able to serve more clients, assist a new area of town, and capitalize on the strong recovery community close by. There will be an open house at the beginning of the new year, 2019, where we hope everyone will attend to see the space. 

Ohlhoff Recovery Programs Thanksgiving Dinner

We are looking forward to Ohlhoff's annual Thanksgiving Dinner next Tuesday, November 20th! Please join us at 6:00pm to celebrate and give thanks for recovery. All family and friends of Ohlhoff are welcome to attend.

If you are an Ohlhoff alumnus and would like to help serve dinner, please email Henry Ohlhoff House Program Director, John Halverson.

You can find the FaceBook event here.

Beautiful Boy Movie

Thank you, Beautiful Boy, for showing how incredibly hard getting sober can be! In this movie, out now, you'll see the struggles people with addiction and their families go through to regain control of their lives. This Time interview, with actors Steve Carrell and Timothee Chalamet, excellently depicts the bridging of film and real life recovery.

Ohlhoff Thanksgiving - November 20th at 6:00pm

Please join us on November 20th, at 6:00pm, for Ohlhoff's annual Thanksgiving dinner. This is a time for us to reflect on our gratitude for sobriety among safe and like minded company. All family and friends of Ohlhoff are welcome to attend! 

If you are an Ohlhoff alumni and would like to help serve dinner, please email Henry Ohlhoff House Program Director, John Halverson, at jhalverson@ohlhoff.org.

15th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament Success!

Ohlhoff's 15th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament Fundraiser was a huge success! Not only was the event fun, but also raised over $80,000 for the treatment of men and women who attempt the difficult work of addiction recovery.

Thank you to our major donors and sponsors, TrueLink, A&C Ventures, Xandex, Bob Burke, Burgess Chan, Tom Rocca, Jeff Rocca, and Luis Belmonte! It's because of contributions like yours that deserving individuals are able to rebuild their lives.

Reminder, Henry Ohlhoff House Halloween Party!

We're looking forward to seeing everyone's Halloween costumes next Wednesday, October 31st, at Henry Ohlhoff House's annual Halloween Costume Party! There's an AA meeting at 7pm, followed by music, food, and dancing. You can find more information here.