Fast-track Renovation Set to Re-Imagine and Expand Facilities for LA CADA’s Allen House

LOS ANGELES, CA – 15 Oct, 2015 – A volunteer group has undertaken an agressive fast-track project to re-imagine and renovate the existing outdoor facilities at LA CADA’s Allen House in a short 9 days.  The 65-bed in-patient rehabilition facility has a pressing need to expand its usable space, having quickly outgrown its interior buildings, resulting in the clients’ and their families using the limited green space and adjacent paved area as prime traffic areas for most days’ activities.

Identifying key needs, the volunteer team has created a master outdoor plan that re-imagines the space as a  “Wellness Center”: a place where clients and their families can engage in physical exercise, sports, meditation, and yoga during their process of healing. Specific components include: reviving an existing garden space to create a tranquil and restful space for connection and contemplation, creating shared community spaces through additional shaded seating areas and pergolas, updating sports facilities and equipment to include the existing basketball court and expanding into a volleyball court, re-organizing and consolidating their storage needs, adding a dedicated space for interactive child’s play, and finally, creating a lasting art mural that will stand as a daily reminder of the power of community and possibility of transformation. 

All elements for this project are funded through donations, and the volunteer team has set a fundraising goal of $35,000 to be complete by the construction deadline of Sunday, October 18th, 2015. That same day, a community dedication event celebrating the projects completion will take place from 2pm until 5pm, with the official ribbon cutting of the project scheduled at 3pm. The public is cordially invited to join in the celebrations on October 18th at the Allen House, located at 10425 Painter Avenue in Santa Fe Springs, California.

“Our surroundings, can have such an impact on us,” said volunteer Tom Sepe, “and we want everyone who comes here to feel supported and cared for by this space. The bright colors of the mural, a tranquil garden or a game of basketball, that might be the very thing that gives a person the hope and the knowledge each and every day that there is love, support, vitality and enjoyment in this life. It’s all about an integral healing environment.”

LA CADA – The Los Angeles’ Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse – is a licensed and certified substance abuse and behavioral treatment provider in the State of California and has a well-established history within the Los Angeles community for the last 51 years. The Allen House, LA CADA’s premier residential rehabilition center, is located in Santa Fe Springs, California, and offers adult women and men comprehensive in-patient counselling to treat addiction, alongside co-occuring mental health and physical health conditions in a therapeutic setting. 

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