Going to Communities for Recovery


Communities for Recovery (on Austin State Hospital Campus)

MAP: 4110 Guadalupe, building 635

Austin, TX 78751

Phone 512-758-7686

Follow the Communities for Recovery signs once you enter the Austin State Hospital property. There are a few turns you need to make once you enter the property, but if you're using Google/Apple Maps, your GPS should take you up to building 635.

The Communities for Recovery Website

Communities For Recovery

Charlie explains how to attend classes at Communities For Recovery for credit with the Travis County Pre-Trial Diversion Program.

Going to Communities for Recovery FAQ


This is the main lobby of Communities for Recovery


The Diversion Tour meeting is held in this room.


This is one of the event spaces.


This is another event space for yoga classes and guitar lessons.


Here's an example schedule of the events/classes you can take.

Q: What is this facility? Why do I need to go?

A: The Communities for Recovery facility offers Peer Support for individuals in recovery from substance use, alcohol, etc. The Travis County District Attorney has created a Pre-Trial Diversion program that requires attendance of events/classes at this facility.

Q: What is the first step?

A: You need to do a 20-30min "group tour" orientation. The counselors will show you facility and give you more information about the classes/events they offer. The group tours are offered on the 2nd Friday and 4th Monday of each month at 1pm (arrive 15 minutes early).

Q: What classes/events do they offer?

A: They have a wide range of counseling classes/events. They even have yoga and guitar lessons! Plus FREE COFFEE!

Q: I can get credit for doing a yoga class?

A: Yes!

Q: Do they have any online meetings to attend for credit?

A: Yes! You must tell them that you are doing it for the Travis County Diversion Program. It is called the M.A.R.A. class.

Q: How do I find out the times for the classes/events?

A: Classes are listed on the MEETUP.com website. You will need to create a (free) account on Meetup.com. The events are listed HERE. You can also call Communities for Recovery at 512-758-7686.

Q: Are there any rules about going to an event?

A: Only that you must be sober. You're not required to talk or speak during a class, but you will need to stay engaged.

Q: How do I prove I went to the class/event?

A: The Communities for Recovery staff has participation forms they will sign to prove you attended the class.

Q: What should I do with the signed participation forms?

A: Take a picture of the form and email it to us. We will give them to the prosecutor when you finish the required number of classes.