Clean & Sober Streets


Clean & Sober Streets

Celebrates its 28th Year


long term residential & outpatient treatment to men and women in Washington, DC since its establishment in 1987

“Clean & Sober

Streets gave me a new beginning.”

Bobby S.

“I can take it one day at a time.

If not, one drink would be endless.”

Jermaine W.

Our alcohol/drug free setting encompasses much more than just the absence of alcohol and other drugs.  It promotes the attitude that a joyful and productive life is possible without alcohol or mood-altering drugs.  Since many addicts cannot conceive of a life without drugs, the demonstration of an alcohol/drug-free life is critical.


The men and women who come to Clean & Sober Streets for help have a variety of backgrounds. Many have long histories of substance abuse, homelessness and/or incarceration. They come to us with medical problems and legal conflicts. Some have little education or marketable skills. 

We remain successful with chronic drug and alcohol abusers due to their willingness to make a change from unhealthy lifestyles which may have included the pain of incarceration, of living in the streets, and of being alienated from family and friends. 

C&SS demonstrates a chemical-free philosophy through the living examples of our residents.  The evidence is seen every day in the successful lives

of people living alcohol and drug-free.

According to C&SS Founder and Director Julia Lightfoot,

“Today there is no comparable low-cost system

that offers what Clean & Sober Streets

has successfully provided for twenty eight years. 

Since we opened our  doors in 1987, we have  provided

treatment services for over 5,000 men and women.”

Since January 2015 C&SS also offers an outpatient treatment program with OutPatient and Intensive Outpatient services, case management, and individual and group counseling.

of offering  long term residential and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation services for men and women who are willing to recover in Washington, DC.  C&SS graduated its first phase in January, 1988.

Using the 12-Step philosophy, the program survives and thrives due to community support from concerned organizations and individuals seeking to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

“Clean & Sober helped me to put order in my life. The program also helps me to stay sober and to believe in my recovery.”

Tameeka B.

DC Council Member Jim Graham (center)

visits Clean & Sober Streets

*For transitional housing, outpatient and youth treatment services,

follow this link to the FCRS website at

Federal City Recovery Services

or contact them at 202-459-4516.

For more information about how

Clean & Sober Streets can help you to address your recovery options

Contact us at:

or call our main office at

(202) 783-7343

Clean & Sober Streets, Inc is a non profit program that depends

on community support. 

Your contributions not only can help us to help others,

but also qualify for tax exemption.

You can make a credit card donation with PayPal  by clicking the button below or by calling our main office at (202)783-7343.

Julia Lightfoot with C&SS Staff and Alums at 2013 Annual Holiday Celebration (Photo by Roger D.)

White House National Drug Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske visits C&SS residents at a Martin Luther King luncheon on

January 20, 2014

Click here for a link to the White House Blog about his visit.

DC Mayor Vincent Gray  visit s Clean & Sober Streets on January 27, 2014