Independent Living

As noted in the Introduction, inclusion of organizations in this publication does not imply approval, endorsement, or recommendation. You are strongly advised to visit care facilities to determine their suitability for you or your loved ones.

The Organization of Residential Homes (ORH) is a national organization that “promotes and extends Christian Science by establishing and maintaining residential homes for Christian Scientists.” The ORH is a group of Christian Science residential organizations who have joined together to provide a support network for member organizations and serve as a clearing house for those seeking information about a home for themselves or a loved one. The ORH listing includes both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The following information on California members of ORH is excerpted from the latest ORH brochure. Additional information on ORH and its member facilities is available at 800-781-4660 or info@christiansciencehomes.org

Northern California

Arden Wood 415-681-5500

445 Wawona Street

San Francisco, CA 94116

Email information@ardenwood.org

Website http://ardenwood.org

For active Christian Scientists, members of The Mother Church, branch church membership preferred, free from mobility aids. 31 independent living apartments – studios and one-bedroom. Meals and transportation provided.

Corinthian House Residence 408-374-4522

250 Budd Avenue

Campbell, CA 95008

Email chri-admin@corinthianhouse.com

Website khttp://corinthianhouse.com

Residents must be at least 62 years of age and able to live independently. Private/Proprietary

Heathwood Court 209-298-6523

4950 Heathwood Court

Stockton, CA 95206

Email Robin_blackmon@yahoo.com

Private/Proprietary

Redwood Community for Christian Scientists, Inc. 707-542-2562

916 Silva Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Email redwoodcommunitycs@gmail.com

Website http://redwoodcommunity.org

Twelve Acres, Inc. 408-341-0400

595 Millich Drive, Suite 104

Campbell, CA 95008

Email info@twelveacres.org

Website http://twelveacres.org

Specifically for those with developmental challenges.

Southern California

Alta Vista Foundation 805-966-3516

325 East Figueroa Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

e-mail: office@altavistafoundation.com

www.altavistafoundation.com

For active Christian Scientists, 55 years or older, 5 years membership in The Mother Church, 5 years branch church membership, free from mobility aids. 25 independent living apartments – studios and one-bedroom. No meals or transportation. Private/Proprietary.

Diamond House Apartments   214-577-6200

933 Diamond Street

Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Apartments in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego are offered to those who rely upon Christian Science for healing and are members of a local branch church. Preference and rate reduction are given to seniors and those with modest financial resources. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are available in two different complexes. No pets or children.

  • Number of apartments: 40
  • Age Eligibility: The apartments are for adult Christian Scientists but not necessarily seniors
  • Month rental costs: $450 to $600 depending on building complex and age of renter
  • Income requirements or preferences: 3 times rental costs

Emerald House Apartments   858-581-3564

2040 Emerald Street

Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Apartments in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego are offered to those who rely upon Christian Science for healing and are members of a local branch church. Preference and rate reduction are given to seniors and those with modest financial resources. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are available in two different complexes. No pets or children.

  • Number of apartments: 40
  • Age Eligibility: The apartments are for adult Christian Scientists but not necessarily seniors
  • Month rental costs: $450 to $600 depending on building complex and age of renter
  • Income requirements or preferences: 3 times rental costs

The Gardens 760-729-1411

4380 Highland Drive

Carlsbad, CA 92008

e-mail: info@TheGardensCarlsbad.com

www.thegardenscarlsbad.com

Assisted living and nursing care for 16. All meals, activities. Secure perimeter. Mental challenges / special needs accommodated. Private/Proprietary.

The Willows Foundation, Inc.  (949-586-5220)

23871 Willows Drive

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

e-mail: reception@ewillows.org

www.thewillowscommunity.com

Independent living for senior Christian Scientists in 1, 2 and 3 bedroom private apartment homes in beautiful coastal southern California.  Villas are leased with full kitchens and both heat and air conditioning. Residents can have a meal every day of the week or cook for themselves.  Guest-house rentals available by day/week/month. Nonprofit.

Winifred Stuart Mankowski Homes   800-962-6298   626-334-4718

For Retired or Semi-Retired Practitioners and Nurses

819 North Citrus Avenue

Azusa, CA 91702

 

Beautiful park-like retirement community. Atmosphere of quiet dignity and comfort conducive to active prayer. Subsidized rent. Transportation provided to church, stores, social outings. Requirements include financial need; at least 10 years’ listing in the Journal; independent living without assistance; harmonious outlook; active support of Christian Science movement. No central dining room.

  • Number of apartments or cottages: 37
  • Age eligibility: 55
  • Range of monthly rental costs: $200 – $265