A Program for Life-Transformation
House of Metamorphosis (HOM) provides twenty-four hour, long-term, residential alcohol and other drug treatment services to the community. HOM is committed to providing substance abuse treatment services to a large diverse population. Based on the foundation of the therapeutic community model, HOM provides substance abuse education, prevention, mental health, and residential treatment services and other supportive services to facilitate the individuals’ successful re-entry into society as productive citizens.
HOM’s focus of services are directed toward behavior modification. Our organization’s approach to substance abusers’ recovery is achieved through structured program services consisting of treatment planning, individual and group counseling, vocational training, counseling, job related referrals, family referrals, support groups, and educational programs. These are direct services provided to all participants of the HOM program. HOM also provides psychological services and parenting classes to program participants through established and ongoing linkages between HOM and other community based social services providers. In addition, all participants of HOM are provided HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention educational classes.
HOM is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization, as defined by the California Franchise Tax Board, and is in part funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Alcohol and Drug Services. State of California, Department of Health Care Services. License Number 370021AN Expiration Date: November 30, 2025
Serving a Diverse Population
The House of Metamorphosis (HOM), in accordance with applicable Federal and State Law and HOM’s non-discrimination policies, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or other covered veteran. This non-discrimination policy covers applications and intakes, access, and treatment in HOM’s programs and activities. It also covers counselors, administrative staff, managerial staff, and volunteers in their employment.
The HOM Team
Ms. Beverly Monroe, the Executive Director of the House of Metamorphosis, has been directing the program for 30 years and Executive Director for 15 plus years. Taking her position as Executive Director very seriously, Ms. Monroe works hard and long hours to maintain the professional standards. Demanding only the best for the residents, Ms. Monroe works hand-in-hand with the Staff of the House of Metamorphosis on a daily basis.
Ms. Monroe has been involved with drug abuse treatment programs since the late 1970’s. She is a firm believer in the continuum of education and obtaining personal goals. Ms. Monroe serves on various Boards nationwide and statewide. On July 15, 2002, this day was proclaimed “Beverly Monroe Day” by the Mayor and the entire Council District of the City of San Diego.
HOM staff is directed by Ms. Beverly Monroe. All staff members are trained professionals with credentials (Degrees or CATC, CAADAC, CAS) in the field of Alcohol and Drug Treatment. Staff also includes Mental Health professionals (MFT, MFTI). Staff members continually undergo training annually and participate in continuing education to learn and enhance their knowledge about the latest treatment approaches, research, and counseling techniques.
With an average employment time with HOM of approximately 10 years, staff members are dedicated and passionate about their work. The HOM team consists of the following:
- Intake Counselors
- Administrative Finance Coordinator
- Executive Assistant
- Quality Assurance
- Billing Clerk
- Medi-Cal Records Clerk
- Mental Health Counselors (MFT, MFTI)
- Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA)
- Substance Use Disorder Counselors (SUD)
- Care Coordinator
- Case Manager
- Culinary Chef
- Culinary Assistant
HOM’s staff is reflective of HOM’s residential demography, which is Latin American (4) , Caucasian (3), Asian/Pacific Islander (4), African American (15), and others (2).
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the governing body of the House of Metamorphosis. The main purpose of the Board is to ensure the objectives and goals of HOM are achieved in an efficient manner. Board members are professional and non-professional members of the community. To achieve the overall process of the Board, its responsibilities include the following:
- Supervise and Evaluate the Executive Director
- Provide management of organization, fundraising efforts
- Devoting personal time
- Provide committees for program enhancement
- Establish leadership development standards
- Other managerial functions as needed that stay within the bylaws
The officers of the Board of Directors are the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer. All officers are elected by the membership on a yearly basis at the Board’s December meeting. The Board meets once each month at the House of Metamorphosis. The Board on occasion organizes seminars, educational classes, and provides follow-up as needed.
History of HOM
Ms. Doris C. Ringgold, the founder of House of Metamorphosis (HOM), was born January 1, 1931, and went to meet her maker on February 26, 1995, at the age of 64. Ms. Ringgold had been active with drug abuse programs since the early 1960’s.
Shortly after moving to San Diego from New York in 1975, Ms. Ringgold founded the House of Metamorphosis on December 7, 1976. Ms. Ringgold saw the need to organize a residential drug rehabilitation center. Initially, the purpose of the center was to create the desire within the residents to modify their behaviors.
Doris was highly respected in her field and received numerous awards. Dedicated to prevention of substance abuses, she was an advocate of community awareness. Ms. Ringgold was a member of various boards of directors throughout the County and Nation. In 1995, to honor her achievements, January 8th was proclaimed “Ms Doris C. Ringgold Appreciation Day” by the Fourth District of the City of San Diego. Her legacy and dreams continue to be fulfilled through the success of the program.
The House of Metamorphosis began operation on December 7, 1976, at its present location. Ms. Doris Ringgold, who was the founder and had been the Executive Director since inception, saw a need to organize a drug rehabilitation center. The purpose of the center, initially, was to create the desire within the residents to modify their behavior.
HOM has graduated approximately 2,700 individuals from its live-in residential program in the past thirty-two years. The residents have participated in many worthwhile community events. Many of the Alumni of the House of Metamorphosis have re-entered society and become respectable members of their respective communities, both here in California and across the country.
House of Metamorphosis’ past success and endurance is due to its dedicated staff, Board of Directors, and outside assistance from the community. Our continued success depends on this continual support from individuals and the San Diego community at large.
one-on-one counseling sessions that allow clients to focus one on one life’s difficulty with a staff counselor and interact, and encourage others, while being encouraged in HOM group session. While going through the process of the program, HOM enrolled me in Adult Educational classes. While in the HOM treatment program they reunited me with my older sister, with my family by my side, supporting me, Graduation Day was the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE and after quite few years, I’m still clean and sober and continue to be involved in the NA Community, where I am seen as a role model and leader.”
-Bob (December 2021) “We are all here to help each other.” House of Metamorphosis (HOM) Staff and Clients
“Hello everyone, my name is T.B., I came to the House of Metamorphosis (HOM) on Mother’s Day some years ago. I’m not sure what I was looking for at the time, but I knew life couldn’t continue based on the path I was on. I came ready for a change. Being ready for change is pivotal in changing the trajectory of your life. When I learned to accept the HOM program and trust their process, I stopped trying to do things my way, noticing my life changing. Little by little I noticed the transformation of my life being restored. Since my life’s transfiguration, I’ve graduated and regained the love and trust of my two children. They both have graduated with their Bachelor of Arts degree as professional chef and as a teacher. Life has been an ongoing joy as I have been featured in Essence Magazine for overcoming addiction and moving forward. I have joined my children with attaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with my next goal, completing my M.Ed. most recently. I’ve become the proud owner of a daycare center here in Virginia. The House of Metamorphosis changed my life because I allowed them to work in me and taught me to transform my life. If you sincerely want to change, give yourself patience to go through the process of what your heart sincerely needs. Every day, be willing to open your heart and keep it open and your heart, mind, soul, strength and spirit will find a safe place to trust people who still care about your life’s growth. At the House of Metamorphosis (HOM), the staff, from top to bottom, know what they are doing! I’m proof that if you allow HOM to breathe new life into you, it will be genuinely displayed in your life, your friends and family. Last, the lessons I learned at HOM are still with me today, they will forever be engrained in me, allowing them to help every stage of my life to become a greater woman today !
Thank You, House of Metamorphosis (HOM)
Sincerely for Friend for life -T.B.