330 North Ventura Ave, Ventura,CA 93001



 Meeting with counselor to jointly develop an assessment profile and treatment plan.  

Therapeutic Community

  Meetings where residents participate in directed decision making regarding self-government, self-care and social skills

Morning Meditation

  A Meditation experience, six days each week; residents separate themselves from destructive stress and develop inner strength for self- management and positive productive social interactions.

Education Sessions

One hour lectures three-days each week with question and answer sessions covering the topics associated with alcohol and drug addiction and recovery management.

Intensive Group Sessions

A mid-afternoon session four times each week focusing on the 12-step process, individual progress in the program and related issues

Employment Resource Development

 A weekly seminar with a specialist, contracted by Khepera, to provide information and training for the development of skills necessary for success

Support Group Sessions

Support groups, four days each week, where peers, paraprofessionals and graduates interact to develop positive community relationships and strategies to assist in maintaining a state of recovery and reentering the community mainstream, negotiating transition, surviving addiction, relapse prevention, and managing emotional needs.

Family Group Sessions

Families meet in weekly support sessions focusing on support for residents' successful continued management of recovery, reintegration into the community mainstream and recovery of the family unit

Structured Recreation Experiences

Weekly transportation to local areas of interest include fitness centers, yoga, bowling, art, music, and drama

Twelve-Step Meetings

Four twelve-step meetings each week focusing on introduction to and maintenance of the twelve-step method of managing alcohol and drug addiction recovery.

Individual Counseling

Weekly private sessions with a counselor, including review and updating of treatment goals and the discussions of issues specific to the individual resident.

Case Management

The case of each resident is reviewed, weekly, with specific focus on the progress of the resident with respect to his treatment contract. Factors in the review include urine analysis screening, medication monitoring, file management and general overview of progress.

Contingency Management

System that promotes intrinsic motivation. Residents have an opportunity to be award recognition merits for peer driven group attendance, with an emphasis on time management, peer driven group participation and chore participation. Attitudes and behaviors are also recognized 

Referral to Community Resources

Residents may be referred to a number of helping agencies providing support beyond the Khepera mission, such as mental and physical health agencies, assistance providers, consumer credit counselors and others.   

Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients

Khepera uses the workbook available through SAMHSA, whose focus is to help counselors teach anger management techniques in a group setting to clients with substance abuse problems or mental illness. It uses cognitive behavioral therapy to address the anger cycle, conflict resolution, assertiveness skills, and anger-control plans.

Moral Reconation Therapy (M.R.T.)

MRT is a cognitive-behavioral counseling program that combines education, group and individual counseling and structured exercises designed to foster moral development in systematic, step-by-step group counseling treatment approach for treatment-resistance clients. MRT research has shown that as clients complete steps moral reasoning increases.