Mission & History
Our Mission & Vision
Cedar House provides evidence-based treatment to empower those affected by addiction to find wholeness in recovery. We envision a full continuum of care and outreach activities to achieve healing for individuals, families and communities.
Our Core Values
Our staff is dedicated to treating every client with dignity and respect. They exemplify our core values of excellence, passion, integrity and compassion.
In 1973, nine gentlemen from Fontana, Riverside and Upland signed on as the first board of trustees in an organization they founded in Bloomington, California, called Amigo House. Its initial purpose was “to provide an environment where men who are suffering from alcoholism can be detoxified, treated, counseled and educated on the dangers of alcoholism and human behavior of problem drinkers.”
In 1984, the Board expanded its programming to be a full service treatment center serving men and women suffering with substance use disorders, taking on the name Social Science Services, Inc. The organization moved into its current facility on Santa Ana Avenue in Bloomington in 2002 and is now doing business as Cedar House Life Change Center.
Recognizing the special needs of pregnant women and those with young children, Cedar House purchased a home in 2005, and created Maple House Women with Children program. By providing child care on site, the women could walk from Maple House down the street to attend programming during the day at Cedar House and return to their children in the late afternoon to learn and implement parenting skills. In recent years, Maple House has started offering treatment on site in addition to child care.
In 2008, we purchased 4.4 acres across from the main facility on Santa Ana Avenue with the intentions to expand services, temporarily using the residence for Sanctuary House Sober Living for men. Currently, plans for expansion of programs and additional housing on that property are in the works. In 2017, Cedar House began serving clients with Medi-Cal which enabled us to significantly enhance our services. To this day, Cedar House remains on the forefront of addiction treatment using the most up to date, evidence-based practices to help those with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
In 2020, both Cedar House and Maple House earned CARF Accreditation for our withdrawal management, residential and outpatient services and, for the first time, opened admissions to private health insurance clients. With 136 beds across two facilities and transitional housing, Cedar House continues to transform the lives of men and women suffering from substance use and co-occurring disorders from all over Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and beyond. If you or someone you know needs help, don’t wait. Make the lifesaving call today. Or give us a call to find out how you can get involved in our Cedar House Life Change Center Expansion Project.