Ford Street Project in Ukiah, CA

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139 Ford Street
Ukiah CA 95482

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Ford Street Project, located in Ukiah, Calif., offers residential, detoxification, outpatient, and sober living treatment to men and women struggling with substance abuse. The facility also provides emergency shelter, low-cost housing, and a food pantry to homeless and low-income families, as well as case management and vocational training services. Ford Street Project was founded in 1984 under the name Mendocino Alcohol Project.


To be admitted, clients can call the facility for information on applying to Ford Street Project, or may download an application from the facility’s website. Most clients remain in detoxification treatment for approximately three days, and in residential treatment for one to six months.

There is currently no information provided by Ford Street Project regarding the facility’s treatment philosophy, daily schedule, or methods used. The Ford Street Project website states that clients in the substance abuse treatment program receive three meals a day and transportation to local appointments. One alum surveyed by gave the facility five out of five stars when asked to rate the treatment effectiveness of the program.

In addition to the substance abuse program, Ford Street Project offers vocational services that include training in organic gardening, commercial kitchen operations, warehouse organization and distribution, home repair and maintenance, household budgeting, and credit repair.


There is currently no information provided by Ford Street Project regarding its treatment staff. However, one alum polled by gave the facility five out of five stars in the category of staff support.


Ford Street Project offers 40 beds for clients in residential and detoxification treatment and 22 beds for clients in need of a sober living environment. Clients are provided on-site laundry facilities, laundry soap, bedding, and toiletries.


At the time of this writing there has been one alum polled by Alum K.H. said she would recommend Ford Street Project to a friend or family member seeking treatment. The alum gave the facility five out of five stars for staff support, five stars for cleanliness, and four stars for exercise options. K.H., who is between 40 and 59 years old, entered rehab to “get off parole early” based on a legal referral. The alum reported that she has been out of the facility for more than 90 days and that she had not relapsed at the time of writing. The client agreed the facility was worth the cost, and said she felt it gave her the proper tools for recovery.

On the facility’s CiteHealth page, there is an overall rating of 1.3 out of five stars based on three total reviews.[1] On the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, there is an overall rating of 4.5 out of five stars based on 11 total reviews.[2] Several reviewers complained about the staff of Ford Street Project, but others expressed gratitude for the facility. An anonymous reviewer who gave one star said that clients are able to abuse drugs in the facility. He or she wrote, “Should be against the law to court order anybody to endure this place. I'd rather be high on the streets.” Another alum, T.R., disagreed with that viewpoint. She gave five stars and wrote, “U guys changed my life! Forever in Ur debt. My babies have a better mother because u showed me a better way... A choice I didn't know I had. Thank you.”


There is currently no information provided by Ford Street Project regarding its costs. However, one alum polled by indicated that her stay was paid for by state funding.


Published on January 2018

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