About us

House of Metamorphosis (HOM)

About us


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.
Services Provided

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.

Legal Status

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.


Serving a Diverse Population

The House of Metamorphosis (HOM), in accordance with applicable Federal and State Law and HOM’s nondiscrimination 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 nondiscrimination 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

Executive Director

Ms. Beverly Monroe, the Executive Director of the House of Metamorphosis, has been a representative of 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.

Staff Members

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 counselling 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:

  • Two Intake Counselors
  • Administrative Finance Coordinator
  • Mental Health Counselors (MFT, MFTI)
  • Office Manager
  • 2 Supervising Counselors
  • 4 Drug and Alcohol (AOD) Counselors
  • 2 Case Managers
  • 1 Culinary Chef
  • 9 Volunteer House Managers

HOM’s staff is reflective of HOM’s residential demography, which is Latin American, Caucasian, Asian, African American, and others.

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 responsilities 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

The Founder

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

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.

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for House of Metamorphosis (HOM), whose URL is www.houseofmetamorphosis.org. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:
  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone and we adhere to HIPAA policies (see “Forms and Documents” under “Resources “on our website for more information).

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

While we take precautions to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at or via email at bmshom@msn.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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