About Center Point

In 1969, two individuals in recovery from drug addiction rented a house and opened their doors to other struggling addicts. In an extended family atmosphere, those with jobs supported others who were unemployed. Together they talked about their own difficulties of overcoming addiction, encouraging and supporting each other to stay clean and sober. Thus, Center Point was born.

In 1971, the small treatment program became incorporated as a private nonprofit organization, Center Point, Inc. and has since expanded to become one of the nation's leading health and social services agency with programs in two states: California, and Texas.

Center Point serves more than 4,000 men and women each year. Center Point provides comprehensive, evidence-based services for homeless individuals, veterans, substance users, women with children, families, adolescents, those who are unemployed and those involved with the criminal justice system. Center Point offers a wide range of treatment options and social services for at risk individuals. Services include assessment and evaluation, outpatient, residential programs, transitional and permanent housing, job preparation training, vocational programs, job placement assistance, case management and specialized gender-appropriate services. Ongoing support is provided through continuing care, aftercare, transitional housing and supportive services.


For more than four decades Center Point has provided the foundation for change for many families and individuals by assisting them to become responsible members of our communities. Whether they may be a veteran returning from deployment, a homeless woman with children, incarcerated men and women, an ex-offender who needs employment, or an individual with a substance abuse problem, Center Point's services facilitate the process of rehabilitation by helping individuals reclaim self-worth and dignity. Equipped with new skills for living and working, and assisted with employment and housing, Center Point program graduates return to their communities ready to assume responsibility for themselves and others.