COVID Protocols – It is our mission to continue to provide services to the Native American Indian and Alaska Native population in the safest way possible. With the uncertainty of COVID, we at Sierra Tribal Consortium, Inc./Turtle Lodge are enforcing strict COVID protocols for all programs. We appreciate the communities understanding as we continue to learn how to navigate these unprecedented times. All outpatient programs will continue to be online only at this time.

Program Services

The Sierra Tribal Consortium, Inc. – Turtle Lodge Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Recovery Home is licensed by the State of California Department of Health Care Services to operate and maintain a non-medical adult residential alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment program. The Sierra Tribal Consortium, Inc. is a LOC 3.1 and LOC 3.5 ASAM designated facility. In addition, we offer a 72-hour non-medical, social model withdrawal management/detox program for those participants looking to enter our residential treatment program.

Phase I – Substance Use Disorder Treatment (Inpatient; Co-Ed)

The Sierra Tribal Consortium, Inc. – Turtle Lodge Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Recovery Home offers LOC 3.5 Clinically Managed High-Intensity Residential Services, and LOC 3.1 Clinically Managed Low-Intensity Co-Ed Residential Services. The program provides evidence-based education, and incorporates Native traditions and spirituality, to restore wellness and promote healing of Native American Indian and Alaska Native families.

Phase II – Transitional Living Program (Women and Men)

The application process for our Phase II program is completed with the participant’s case counselor and applicants for our Phase II program must have completed a 90-day Phase I program. Applying does not guarantee acceptance to the program. The purpose of our Phase II program is to provide a safe and drug-free living environment while Phase II residents pursue employment and/or educational requirements. The maximum duration of Phase II is not to exceed nine (9) months. Due to COVID restrictions, the parameters of the program are subject to change.

Positive Indian Parenting (Inpatient; Outpatient online only at this time; Co-Ed)

A 12-week Positive Indian Parenting Program for Native American Indian parents. This program utilizes the NICWA Positive Indian Parenting curriculum to offer participants a structured examination of traditional Native American Indian and Alaska Native parenting values.

Anger Management (Inpatient; Outpatient online only at this time; Co-Ed)

A 12-week Anger Management program for Native American Indians. This program teaches participants anger management skills through learning new emotional coping skills for positive behavior modification.

Healthy Relationships (Inpatient; Outpatient online only at this time; Co-Ed)

A 12-week Healthy Relationships program for Native American Indians. This program teaches participants how to identify unhealthy relationships, including how to keep safe, as well as how to build healthy relationships.

Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment (Online only at this time; Co-Ed)

The Outpatient Program offers a 12-week up to 6-months ASAM LOC 1 outpatient program. The program provides evidence-based education, that is culturally sensitive to the Native American Indian population. Outpatient program participants are required to comply with random drug testing and must provide proof of attending at least two AA/NA meetings per week.

Aftercare (Online only at this time)

The Sierra Tribal Consortium, Inc. – Turtle Lodge Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Recovery Home offers aftercare treatment to participants who have successfully completed the STC inpatient and/or outpatient program. The aftercare plan will be developed based on the needs of the participant. The participant should attend a minimum of two AA/NA meetings per week, and on-on-one counseling sessions twice per month or one AA/NA meeting and one counseling session per week.

Outreach (Currently on hold due to COVID restrictions)

The Sierra Tribal Consortium, Inc. provides outreach education services to our consortium of tribes.

52-Week Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) (Men; Women; Not Co-Ed)

The Sierra Tribal Consortium, Inc. Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) is certified by the Fresno County Department of Probation, to provide a 52-week BIP to eligible Native Americans, to assist them in their recovery from the cycle of domestic violence.