The Mare’s House Experience

It’s completely normal to be apprehensive about taking the next step after an in-patient or wilderness program. We understand because many of us have been in those very same shoes. We designed the Mare’s House program to deliver the safe, stable, caring environment that we know is so important to lasting recovery. As a transitional living facility serving young adult women with substance abuse, disordered eating and mental health issues, our program is clinically sophisticated, while providing the life skills support our residents need to successfully transition to independent living.

Transitional Living at Mare's House

San Diego’s Premier Transitional Living Program for Young Women

Mare’s House is a transitional living program for women ages eighteen to thirty-five who have struggled with or have a history of substance use, eating disorders, trauma, and/or any other co-occurring disorders. Generally, candidates have completed primary treatment, a wilderness program, attended therapeutic boarding school, or participated in other interventions prior to enrolling at Mare’s House. Our residents are looking for a supportive environment to strengthen their recovery, prevent relapse and integrate new skills into everyday life.

The Mare’s House program is designed to meet the unique needs of young women looking to regain control of their future. With a focus on sobriety through self-care and esteem building, Mare’s House helps women develop the independent living skills necessary for a successful transition into a healthier lifestyle.

The Program

Like life, advancement at Mare’s House is progressive, with challenges, expectations, and responsibilities increasing as members show they can make good, healthy choices.

The Location

Mare’s House is located in the community of La Jolla, a quaint San Diego neighborhood that is home to some of California’s most beautiful coastline—an ideal setting for young women looking for a fresh start.

The Team

We help members set goals and achieve them through an individualized program supported by meaningful peer-to-peer relationships, mentorship, and clinical guidance.

From Addiction to Recovery

Mare’s House is a transitional living program for young women ready to create a sober life. Based on the model used by founder, Alex Zemeckis, MA, during his personal journey from addiction to recovery as a young adult, the foundation of the program is based on intensive mentorship relationships and peer-to-peer accountability. Combined with abundant recreation and work experience, the program follows the simple edict of “work hard, play hard” as both a guiding principle and metaphor for a life in balance.