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Socorro Cri-Help Inc

2010 North Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, California, 90031
Socorro was founded in 1987 to address the growing needs of the Latino community. We provide a full range of chemical dependency treatment services for adults 18 and over in both English and Spanish, breaking down language barriers that are often obstacles to obtaining treatment. Socorro offers the ideal design of an effective 12-Step Treatment program in conjunction with evidenced-based practices that are presented in a culturally relevant manner.

Facility Highlights

  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Case Management


  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
  • Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

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Financial Details

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Located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the CRI-Help Socorro Residential Treatment Center offers long-term care tailored for men and women in the Latinx community who are struggling with substance use disorders. Services are available in Spanish and English. The facility prioritizes physical recovery through exercise and holistic activities, along with 12-step facilitation.

The nonprofit agency CRI-Help also operates the residential Pfleger Center in North Hollywood, which includes a medical detox unit, as well as a continuum of outpatient programming in both cities. CRI-Help prides itself on nearly five decades of service.


Socorro Residential Treatment Center provides psychiatric evaluations as needed, followed by dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders. Medication-assisted treatment is also available to some patients for a longer-term transitional period following detox from opioids or alcohol.

Structured daily schedules at Socorro are built around group processing and educational sessions, emphasizing development of life skills, support communities, and understanding of contributing factors to addictive behavior. Counseling sessions utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Among the topics addressed in groups are gender-specific concerns, grief, and trauma. (Just over half of California's 1,311 treatment facilities offer specialized programming for men or women.) Educational sessions cover vocation, money management, parenting, and health. Residents attend local, off-site 12-step meetings most evenings.

The center provides access to various exercise opportunities, yoga, acupuncture, and, for an additional fee, neurofeedback. Only 107 (8.2 percent) facilities in California offer acupuncture.

Following a typical multi-month residential program, clients may continue treatment at an intensive or standard outpatient level, and transitional housing support is available.


The treatment staff at Socorro Residential Treatment Center and other locations includes certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADC), certified addiction physicians, psychologists, and nurses. Several staff members listed on the CRI-Help website are alumni of the treatment programs. The agency is also accredited by CARF, among just 29 percent of U.S. facilities to hold this credential.


The CRI-Help Socorro Residential Treatment Center’s 78-bed facility provides gender-specific, semi-private accommodations. Each day begins with guided meditation. The facility’s website features fresh, healthy food, which is served in a communal dining area and can accommodate special dietary needs. Smoking is allowed in designated areas, although residents are encouraged to participate in an on-site smoking cessation program during treatment.


The sole former client of CRI-Help Socorro Residential Treatment Center polled by Rehabs.com to date rated their likelihood to recommend the program to others three out of five stars. Feedback on areas especially emphasized by the facility tended to be positive, with four or five out of stars granted for metrics measuring exercise and leisure activities, holistic offerings, and affordability. The alum characterized staff as “understanding” and “caring.” Family participation received a three-star rating.

Elsewhere on the internet, feedback for Socorro was highly favorable. On Google, 21 individuals rated the rehab center 4.5 out of five stars on average. The majority of reviewers emphasized the staff’s helpfulness and the effective outcomes of treatment, including ongoing sobriety. In a representative review, alum F.H. wrote: “Got what I came for.” Three highlighted the facility’s food.[1]

The facility’s official Facebook page (which its staff may monitor) had an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars, based on the opinion of 106 people.[2] Most highlighted the dedication and respect of the staff for clients, and alumni frequently described their experience as life-saving or an opportunity to “learn a new way of life,” as M.A. wrote in a representative review. Feedback was for both CRI-Help residential programs.

One alum rated the Socorro center five out of five stars on Yellowpages.com, and another granted just one star. The positive feedback echoed other reviewers’ praise for staff that cared about clients’ needs and life-saving treatment, while the negative review cited unprofessional staff behavior.[3]


The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com rated two-thirds of metrics measured three out of five stars, including their likelihood to recommend Socorro, family participation, affordability, and holistic therapies. While reporting their relative's ongoing sobriety, the reviewer expressed concerns about “in-house relationships” developed between residents, despite facility policy. Elsewhere, two other reviews mentioned this, too.


Rehabs.com has not yet received any feedback from this facility’s former or current employees. However, five staffers agreed on positive reviews with ratings of four or five out of five stars on Indeed. Reviewers repeatedly represented Socorro as “an excellent place to learn” as well as to work, expressing respect for clients and enjoyment in watching their transformation.[4] On Glassdoor, the sole review for Socorro was negative, focused on internal conflicts and unprofessional techs.[5]


Residential treatment at CRI-Help is covered by most insurance plans, including Medi-Cal and ones from Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Payment plans can be arranged, and the agency is committed to providing treatment that is affordable to those who need it.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/CriHelp/reviews/
[3] https://www.yellowpages.com/los-angeles-ca/mip/socorro-cri-help-inc-465953263
[4] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Cri--help-Inc/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Los+Angeles%2C+CA
[5] https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/CRI-Help-Reviews-E1301731.htm

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