Exodus Recovery, Inc.
David L. Murphy Sobering Center
Maple Avenue – Downtown LA

Sobering Center

640 Maple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90014
Main (213) 395-7700
Fax (213) 395-7711

Program Director: Hilary Aquino, MA

The Mission of the Sobering Center is to reduce incarcerations, minimize hospitalizations and assist active, chronic and serial inebriates living on and around Skid Row by providing a path to recovery in a safe and welcoming environment.


Accessing the Sobering Center

  • Walk–In’s are not accepted
  • Specific and designated referral sources:
    • Law enforcement
    • Some emergency personnel
    • Designated outreach teams working in the Skid Row area

Target Population:

  • Catchment area is downtown Los Angeles. Skid Row and area adjacent

Predominately homeless, intoxicated individuals who might otherwise be picked up by law enforcement for petty crimes, and/or those who present or are transported by emergency personnel to a hospital ED for issues related to inebriation

What We Do:

  • Open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • 50 bed capacity
  • Providing respite, showers, hydration, light snacks, some medical monitoring, if necessary
  • Length of stay to be an average of 6-12 hours
  • All clients are assessed at admission for demographics, substance(s) of use, physical and mental health issues
  • Recovery staff will assess for motivation to continue treatment at various levels of care
  • Clients will be assessed for biopsychosocial needs and linked to necessary resources

Sobering Center Goal:

Providing safe, short term monitoring and management of persons under the influence of alcohol and drugs as an alternative to jail and emergency services

Providing an alternative, safe, and welcoming environment that promotes a path to recovery