Welcome to The Evolving Door! We are a coed and child-friendly transitional living environment in the Santa Cruz, California mountains providing an SLE-style clean and sober home for alcoholics, addicts, and others in recovery.
Known as “The Mansion” due to its spacious quarters, The Evolving Door home is located close to the beach, within walking distance of bus stops, stores, and 12-step meetings. We have also been the first stop on SLE tours for The Camp Recovery Center, as seen on HBO’s documentary, Days of Waiting.
The Evolving Door home features separate male and female living areas, kitchen, refrigerators, dry food storage, and washer and dryer. There are also game and meeting areas, tennis court, and a small pool.
Morning meditation meetings are held in house six days a week to help start the day with recovery in mind, and Alcoholics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous H&I meetings are also held in house and open to the public.
Our monthly rent is very affordable with focus on recovery rather than profit, and we are child-friendly, helping many parents stay close to their young ones during these vital transitional phases of their lives. Our primary goal is to provide a loving and supportive family atmosphere for our residents.
Santa Cruz County has a very large and strong recovery network with hundreds of AA, NA, CA, and other recovery group meetings and events held every day of the year.
Combined with easily accessed medical, food, and public transportation services, as well as many rich cultural and outdoor activities like surfing, cycling, and the performing arts to help residents have fun and stay sober at the same time, many alcoholics and addicts decide to relocate to Santa Cruz and live at The Evolving Door to begin a new life in recovery.
RECOVERY IS THE KEY TO THE EVOLVING DOOR!