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The Cottages sober living for women has provided affordable housing for those in recovery since 2004. Located in Huntington Beach, California, our sober living environment provides support and structure for those who are in their first year of sobriety. Whether integrating back into society through employment, volunteering, attending school, or receiving outpatient treatment services, The Cottages will help you achieve your goals by providing the perfect setting for early recovery. 

Getting Serious About Recovery

We take providing a safe & inspirational setting for recovery very seriously.  The staff at The Cottages works closely with the guests to help them thrive in recovery.  There is structure at The Cottages that requires the women who live there to take an active role in their recovery ‘program’ so that they grow and continue hitting consecutive sobriety milestones.  Attendance at 12-Step meetings is required, as is being proactive about your education or professional career. Contact us to learn more about the experience of living at our sober home.


Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA, is world-renowned for its eight-mile-long stretch of ocean along Pacific Coast Highway, offering residents the chance to enjoy sunny southern California weather year-round.

The city hosts a variety of events and activities including yearly surfing competitions, volleyball tournaments, and bicycling trails along Huntington Beach’s boardwalk and the Santa Ana River. Dog Beach provides a mile-long stretch exclusively for dogs to play. Additional popular activities in the area include golf and disc golf, both located in Huntington Beach Central Park, which also houses the Equestrian Center for horseback riding, a Dog Park, and the Huntington Beach Central Library. The library is home to the Huntington Beach Playhouse, which hosts seasonal plays. Huntington Beach Central Park, the largest city-owned park in Orange County, covers 350 acres and offers amenities like duck ponds, outdoor concerts during the summer, a nature center, and extensive walking paths.

Moreover, Huntington Beach supports a vibrant recovery community with various meetings and events, such as music meetings, young people’s meetings, speaker meetings, and recovery-related activities including Celebrate Recovery, AA and NA conventions, dances, and seasonal events. Orange County Recovery advocates for the effective spiritual design for living presented through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, facilitating long-term recovery through engaging in healthy, positive, and self-fulfilling activities.


The Cottages Sober Living by Orange County Recovery in Huntington Beach provides recovering guests with an alcohol and drug-free living environment that are governed by a uniform standard set of practices. The rules of conduct are explained upon entry which include house rules, curfews, drug testing schedule, meeting requirements, chores, and respect for the environment and other house guests, and where an understanding of zero-tolerance for alcohol and drug use is established. Peer Coordinators are present as role models to help in this process as well as care for the safety and cleanliness of the home.

Our Women’s home is structured, clean, and centrally located close to public transportation, outpatient treatment service, places of employment, colleges, neighborhood parks, and stores that provide necessary amenities. This sober environment offers the structure, support, accountability, and life skills that are required to build a firm foundation for a productive life. The Head of Household and Peer Coordinators help provide a safe and comfortable environment by enforcing house rules; otherwise, guests may backslide at this most critical point in their healing process. Ongoing support from both peers and Peer Coordinators helps individuals transition into productive lives.

Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA, is world renowned for its eight-mile-long stretch of ocean along Pacific Coast Highway where guests are able to enjoy the sunny southern California weather all year long.


•  Remain drug and alcohol free; drug testing required.

•  Follow the 12-step program and work with a sponsor/spiritual adviser.

•  Follow house rules.

•  Attend at least three 12-step meetings per week and all weekly house meetings.

• All guests of our women’s home must be either attend treatment, work or look for work, volunteer, attend school, or do something productive to positively enhance their future. It is our experience that unstructured idle time can be a cause for relapse as well as stunting one’s progress.


“I don’t know what I would have done without The Cottages! They gave my daughter a safe place to go while she continued with her recovery. To be thrown back into the big scary world after her treatment would have been too much for her. God bless The Cottages and everyone involved with them for offering her a safe and loving transition.”

– Nancy

My stay at the Cottages has been a great experience.  I lived at a different sober living before I came here and noticed a huge difference.  At the other house people were living in the problem; here, we live in the solution and try to grow one day at a time.

– Briana B.

Thank God for The Cottages and the welcoming, and warm environment it has provided me in the past and now in my present.  It is a great place to live and is in my opinion the only place I feel safe.  It is a home that promotes change.  I would suggest it to any woman who wants to grow in her sobriety because The Cottages definitely gives you the tools to become an independent and productive woman.

– Taylor Lynn

I lived at The Cottages more than once, but this is the place that I was finally able to get some sobriety.  The home was clean and supportive, and I recommend it whenever women are looking for sober living in the Orange County area.  The Cottages gave me a solid foundation on which to build my new sober life.

– Allyson D.

Growth is not limited.  It is important to grow deep and strong.  Think of it as a beautiful tree.  The tree reaches toward the sky, tall and graceful.  As I continue to grow here, I remember that I too need to be anchored in reality and nourished physically, mentally, and spiritually.  This is a good place to build a foundation to let yourself grow tall and strong.

– Adrienne C.

This is my first time living in a sober living environment.  Therefore, it was extremely important to me that I selected a place that reminded me of home.  To let you know The Cottages is my place away from home. 

– Charlene L.

The Cottages are the happiest place in Southern California.  This has been one of the best places I have experienced in my recovery. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a loving, supportive, and serene place to recover.

– Sandy L.


The Cottages has a longstanding relationship with the judicial system, providing court and probation-approved programs for many years. Our collaboration with legal authorities ensures that participants receive recognized and effective support tailored to meet mandated requirements. This partnership reflects our commitment to facilitating a path towards recovery and compliance, backed by a network of legal and professional support.


Recovery from addiction is a transformative journey, especially for women who often face unique challenges. In Huntington Beach, California, women’s sober living homes provide a lifeline for those seeking a safe and supportive environment on their path to sobriety. Our women’s home offers hope, empowerment, and recovery.

Women’s sober living homes address the specific needs of female individuals by providing a secure space where they can heal without distractions or potential triggers found in co-ed facilities. This gender-specific approach fosters a sense of community and understanding among guests, allowing them to support each other effectively. Moreover, sober living guests may continue the therapeutic process of  professional help with an out-patient program while living at the sober living home for trauma-informed care, recognizing that many women in recovery have experienced trauma. This approach creates a therapeutic environment that aids in the healing process.

Beyond safety and support, we empower guests to regain control of their lives and find purpose in sobriety. They provide valuable resources and support for women to regain their independence, pursue education or employment opportunities, and develop essential life skills. The structured environment of these homes assists individuals in establishing routines necessary for building healthier habits and lifestyles.

The benefits of women’s sober living extend far beyond sobriety. They offer a pathway to improved self-esteem, the mending of strained relationships, better physical and mental health, and empowerment to pursue long-forgotten dreams. In this supportive environment, recovering women not only regain their footing but also find a renewed sense of purpose in helping others on their journey to sobriety.


Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA, is world renowned for its eight-mile-long stretch of ocean along Pacific Coast Highway where guests are able to enjoy the sunny southern California weather all year long. Huntington Beach offers many events and activities such as:

  • Dog Beach
  • Golf/Frisbee Golf
  • Volleyball Tournaments
  • Frequent Surfing Competitions
  • Huntington Beach Central Library
  • Equestrian Center for Horseback Riding
  • Huntington Beach Playhouse for Seasonal Plays
  • Trails for Bicycling Along Huntington Beach’s Boardwalk and the Santa Ana River
  • Many Different Types of Beaches That Feature Calm Waves up to World-Class Surf


Our compassionate team at The Cottages Sober Living is here to assess your situation and guide you toward the next steps in your recovery journey. Dedicated to supporting women in their pursuit of sobriety, we provide a nurturing environment that fosters healing, growth, and a renewed sense of hope. Whatever your circumstances, we have the resources and expertise to help you forge a path to a sober and fulfilling future.

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