Providing a systematic recovery-rich living environment for veterans.

Who We Are

Orenda Foundation is an alcohol and drug free sober/transitional living environment. Providing veterans the opportunity to start and/or continue on their path of

recovery from chemical dependency. Orenda Veterans Project is a non-profit organization offering enhanced services for the presently existing and newly returning veteran. We endeavor to continue to provide resource navigation, job preparation, and benefit contacts.

The veteran will find and experience a new social climate. This structured, alcohol and drug free “home-like” residential setting fosters a sense of brotherhood and a new veteran family unit. The abundant outpour of community resources has been extremely beneficial to the Veterans.

Progress House Structured Sober Living Environments is veteran owned and operated and was established in 1991. It has been the basic format for the Orenda Foundation with special attention to veteran’s needs. In January 2013 Orenda Foundation Veterans Project was launched in Apple Valley, CA to serve Veterans in the High Desert area of San Bernardino in collaboration with the High Desert Community Foundation, a 501(C)3 organization.

What We Do


— Drug and Alcohol Testing

Abstinence from alcohol and illicit drugs are a requirement for residency. We conduct random multi-substance urinalysis and electronic breathalyzer tests for all residents.


— Court Liaison

if requested in advance, Staff can be present at court hearings. Often residents are either sentenced directly from court to Orenda’s for a period of time and/or released from incarceration into Orenda’s custody.


— Progress Reports

Orenda’s management can provide individualized resident progress reports to any agency requesting such documentation.


— Service Referrals

Progress House does not provide treatment or psychotherapy although the internal structure within our homes will require lifestyle changes. Many outpatient clinics, therapists and hospitals provide local assistance to many of our residents. We have an ordained minister on staff that can provide short term, problem solving, pastoral counsel via Point Man Ministries South Bay.


— Veterans Projects

Orenda Veterans Project was launched in Apple Valley, CA that is dedicated specifically for our veterans. Our nation is experiencing a huge influx of our newest generation of veterans. Combined with existing veterans of earlier times, and the current economic and unemployment situation, a very urgent need now exists to provide assistance to our veterans