Collaborative & Innovative


Recovery Services

Serenity House (founded in 2009)  includes substance-abuse treatment, recovery housing, and wrap-around support services for women.  

Our highly individualized services include one-on-one counseling, healing groups, case-management,  benefits advocacy, workforce development, and family reunification support.

Our groups include:

Relapse Prevention

Anger Management

Freedom from Domestic Violence


Character Building

Battlefield of the Mind

Women may choose to live in our recovery residence or may receive our full scope of services in our Day Program.

Over 74% of women who have completed 9 months at Serenity House have been successful in remaining clean and sober, and have transformed their lives.  

Clients may have the opportunity to apply for an internship at Serenity House upon successful completion of their individualized program.  60% of our staff are former Serenity House clients who now work with the organization!

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Serenity House Recovery Housing - (for women participating in our Recovery Programs)  To learn more about Serenity House Recovery Housing please call 510-891-0464

Sisters House - (long-term housing for women) - anticipated to open in June of 2021, this housing will primarily offered to women who successfully complete Sister to Sister 2’s various programs

To learn more about Sisters House please send an email to 

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Domestic  Violence Services

The Serenity Safe Shelter Program: Provides short-term emergency hotel rooms, wrap-around support, resources, and connections to housing & employment for women (and children) fleeing domestic violence. 

Women participating in Serenity Safe Shelter may attend virtual healing groups and receive individual counseling and case-management

The Serenity Safe Shelter Program was launched in April 2020 in response to the surge in gender-based violence since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Between April and December 2020, over 40 women and their children have received emergency shelter and services, and 35 have been connected to housing and employment.

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Sisters to Reentry

Sisters to Reentry provides a wide range of services for women formerly incarcerated through CDCR, including connections to housing and employment resources, healing groups, reentry support groups, substance-abuse treatment, benefits advocacy, individual counseling, and intensive case-management. 

Sisters to Reentry also offers limited hotel vouchers, depending upon availability

To find out more, please call our dedicated Reentry Line at 510-905-9124


Sharing is Caring Community Outreach

Providing hot meals for our unsheltered community, along with masks, hand sanitizer, hygiene items, clothing, blankets, and other items.  We also provide our community with up-to-date  COVID-19 education and information, including resources for testing and vaccines.

Sharing is Caring Community Outreach was developed and launched by former Serenity House clients who wanted to give back to our community!

For more information please contact Nicole Gardner, Community Outreach Coordinator, at or call 510-891-0464

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Support Services

Through our Support Services, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Serenity House Oakland, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.