ABSOLUELY STAY AWAY FROM THIS HORRIBLE FACILITY. I was there a few weeks ago. After a couple of days, I had a problem which caused me to have to go to the hospital. It turned out it was simply a problem with my blood pressure being too low. They kept me a couple of days for observation only. I was released on Friday, January 5th. I was picked up, and taken back to the house that I was staying in (that the Discovery House was being paid for me to stay there). After about 20 minutes, I was told that I had to go speak to the Program Director. After sitting for almost an hour, the directors took me into an office, and told me that I was going to have to leave the facility. They gave me absolutely no reason whatsoever. After a little bit of a conversation, I asked if they could at least give me a day to make arrangements. They both told me that in no uncertain terms that I had to leave IMMEDIATELY. I made sure they understood that I was from Oklahoma, and had absolutely nowhere to go. Both of them told me (very rudely) that was not their problem, and that I was going to be taken back to the house and I was to load my things and leave immediately. A staff member then took me back to the house, and saw that another client had already started packing my things. (I had half my clothes in the washer, and had to pack them wet! This was the most horrible experience that I have ever gone through. As it turned out, the staff member took my suitcase and another bag that I had, and told me to call him the next day and he would bring them to me. As it turned out, I started having chest pains from all the drama, and went back to the hospital. Thank God the admitted me. The next day, after many many attempts, the staff member finally responded to me, and told me that if I wanted my things, I would have to send an Uber to pick them up. As it turned out, he was over 30 miles away, and it cost me $47 to get them. Every one of these employees knew what was going on, and not one of them stood up for me. I have already contacted an attorney, and fully intend on taking every legal action I can. On a side note, while I was in the hospital the first time, the director told every hospital staff member, (without my consent) that I was living in a Sober Living Home, and attending Intensive Outpatient for drugs and alcohol. THIS IS A CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE HIPPA LAWS. And believe me, they will answer for this as well. I later found out that they did the same thing to 8 other clients the following week. Please do not send anyone to The Discovery House, or the branch in Simi Valley, CA called Adjustment Family Services.
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