Board of Directors
Jamie Kasvikis, President
Bud Colvis, Vice President
Amy Wandalowski, President Emerita
Wes J. Lindquist, Treasurer/Secretary
Elsa Gaytan, Member
John Suderman, Member
Cindy Perry, Member
Tyler Abney, Member
Financial Documents 

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About Us

Six women devoted to saving the lives of female alcoholics founded North County Serenity House in 1966 with the opening of a home in Poway, CA. In 1972 the program moved to a small home in Escondido. Growing need for residential, and drug abuse services led to the expansion of 27 beds at our flagship site.

Since 1990 NCSH has grown tremendously, adding, 4 homes for women and children, services for homeless women, a 140-bed residential facility, 2 child development centers, a Learning Center, and administrative offices. In 2007, NCSH finished building Serenity Village, which helps meet the area’s need for affordable transitional housing through its 48 beds for women in recovery and their children. In 2009, North County Serenity House was proud to open Serenity Friendship House, a permanent sober-living housing facility for women.

Vision

All women in San Diego County with substance abuse addictions who want to overcome their addictions, will attain long-term sobriety and, along with their affected families, live with hope and dignity on their way to becoming contributing members of the community.

Values

  • Community – NCSH believes that healing from the consequences of alcohol and drug addiction can be found in the support, unity and acceptance provided by a fellowship of people dedicated to recovery, assisted by skilled and empathetic professionals. Out of a sense of joy, not obligation, we want to share with others our hope in the future and give back to our community.
  • Confidentiality – NCSH believes that the chances of recovery increase when we protect the anonymity of each client and her affected family members on her unique path to sobriety. The honest self-disclosure necessary for recovery can only happen in a safe and secure environment.
  • Fairness and Equity – In all its dealings, NCSH will treat its clients, employees and other stakeholders with impartiality, respect and dignity. It does not discriminate in any way based on nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion.
  • Sobriety – NCSH is dedicated to helping its clients and their affected family members experience the benefits of living life on life’s terms, one day at a time, without the use of alcohol and/or other drugs.
  • Self-Help – NCSH believes that long-term sobriety of its clients is enhanced by emotional and economic self-sufficiency and a profound desire for personal growth and change.
  • Learning and Innovation – NCSH is committed to continuous improvement through learning. It supports clients, their affected family members and other stakeholders in their quest for personal growth and insight, including appropriate employment skill development. NCSH also strives to provide the most effective standard of care and treatment through professional growth and development.

Mission

North County Serenity House provides effective alcohol and other drug dependency treatment and support for women in San Diego County who want to overcome their addictions, thereby helping them begin the process of recovery, create healthy relationships, and strive for economic stability.

For Additional Information

You will find additional information regarding North County Serenity House programs, management, governance, financials and other documents at BetterGiving.

Contact Us

Get Help Now

You can contact our intake group by calling: (760) 747-1015 x2224. Our dedicated staff will be glad to help you determine which of our program is right for you.

Administration

North County Serenity House, Administration
1341 Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92026

Amy Adargo, Associate Director
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Residential Treatment

North County Serenity House, Center
1341 Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92026

Amy Adargo, Associate Director
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Non-Residential Treatment

North County Serenity House, Serenity Too
130 South Fig Street
Escondido, CA 92025

Amy Adargo, Associate Director
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Children's Services

North County Serenity House, Discovery Center
950 Fig Street
Escondido, CA 92026

Karen Kobzeff, Site Supervisor
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Transitional Housing

North County Serenity House, Serenity Village
Escondido, CA 92025

Amy Adargo, Associate Director
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