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Cityteam - San Francisco

164 6th Street, San Francisco, California, 94103
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Cityteam in San Francisco operates four programs with comprehensive services designed to help those in need. The residential drug and alcohol treatment program offers long-term care for men that’s client-driven and 12-step based. Clients learn responsibility, leadership, and stewardship by working at the mission while participating in therapy sessions, anger management meetings, Bible studies, life skills classes, and career enhancement classes designed to help men find employment after completion of the program.

Facility Highlights

  • Bible Studies
  • Anger Management Meetings
  • Sexual Addiction Classes


  • 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.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Eric Venable
    Eric VenableCity Director
    We believe that God has entrusted us with the mission to reach all of those facing homelessness, poverty and addiction in the San Francisco area. Our desire is to help each person realize that they, too, are God’s handiwork, and that He has unique plans and purposes for their lives, as well as for ours. We offer humble and gracious thanks for all of your support this year. Cityteam San Francisco could not do this work without you and your prayers. We believe God has created all of us in His image, and that He has given us great things to achieve. There is still so much more to do. So many more people are coming to us for assistance. And as we prepare to help the next person who needs us, I know that it will take all of us — Cityteam staff, volunteers and you, our partner — to transform their lives.

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For more than 60 years, CityTeam San Francisco, a charitable Christian-oriented organization, has been focused on “help for the whole person” through services for individuals and families in the community contending with poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse. Its nondenominational faith-based recovery program for men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction offers clients highly structured, long-term residential recovery along with a learning service and limited transitional housing.

Medically supervised detox is not available on-site. Within the state, CityTeam is among 53.3 percent of private nonprofit substance abuse treatment facilities and among 52.3 percent with specially tailored programs for adult men.


CityTeam San Francisco’s Christian-based residential recovery program for men relies on Biblical interpretation, prayer, and mentoring as well as 12-step tenets. Participants attend individual and group therapy, 12-step meetings, anger management groups, and sexual addiction classes.

Life skills workshops focus on budgeting, resume writing, and other skills. Clients stay an average of nine to 12 months. Within California, CityTeam San Franciso is among 33.6 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that provide long-term residential, non-hospital care.

Employment services help clients prepare for life after graduation from the treatment program. Aftercare and supportive life skills coaching continues to provide a structure for graduates.

The Learning and Career Enhancement Center enables men in recovery to participate in an individually designed curriculum that addresses basic skills such as reading, math, vocabulary, and writing. The center's self-paced program helps students learn to function in a professional environment with schedules, deadlines, and responsibilities. Clients have access to business clothes for upcoming interviews.

CityTeam San Francisco’s Transitional Shelter program provides a stable, sober living environment and case management for chronically homeless men and graduates from the addiction recovery program. To qualify, the client must be enrolled in school, working, or looking for a job. As part of the program’s transitional housing, counselors assist clients in job preparation, search, and placement plus interview skills and money management. Case management is provided for each transitional client.


CityTeam supplements a limited staff with graduates from its men’s Discipleship & Recovery program, who participate as part-time volunteers. The organization’s volunteer base contributes more than 6,000 hours of service annually.


CityTeam San Francisco’s residential recovery program has space for 17 men. Bare bones but functional, the facility provides beds, showers, laundry facilities, and nutritious meals. The goal of the program is to engender participants with responsibility, leadership, and stewardship. Clients are required to help maintain the facility and complete daily chores, which include dish washing, cooking, and cleaning. The sober living facility offers space for 10 men on a first-come, first-serve basis.


At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has not yet received reviews about CityTeam San Francisco. However, on secondary sites, the total social services organization has received highly favorable coverage to date: 4.4 out of five stars based on 44 reviews on Google and perfect five stars based on 33 reviews on Facebook, which the organization may manage. [1] [2]

Most of the reviewers, (consumers of services, loved ones, volunteers, local community agency staff, visitors, others) rated the facility as a whole rather than its recovery services. They posted positive comments about its great deeds and effectiveness and highly organized nature of its operations. Several five-star reviewers specifically highlighted the life-changing, life-saving treatment for addiction they received, such as Taylor on Google, who wrote: “City team saved my life. I was a lost heroine addict of 10 years before. I've stayed clean 3 years now with their help. I owe them everything.”

Mateo on Facebook thanked the program for their sobriety that led to a job as a health program coordinator for the city/county of San Francisco, which they reported was “made possible by programs helping a lost drug addicted individual like me. Praise God for my new life- and praise God for the staff at City team who helped me though the year of getting back on my feet.”


According to its website, CityTeam receives donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and churches, but does not accept government funds. There is no additional information available about cost or payment options for its addiction treatment services.

[1] GoogleReviews

[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/cityteam/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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