A halfway house is a drug rehabilitation or sex offender center, where drug users or sex offenders (or convicted felons let out on day parole) are allowed to move more freely than in a prison but are still monitored by staff and/or law enforcement. There is often opposition from neighborhoods where halfway houses attempt to locate.
In the United Kingdom, the corresponding institution is known as a "bail hostel" , and "halfway house" usually refers instead to a place where victims of child abuse, orphans or teenage runaways can stay. The latter are often run by the Church of England, other churches, charities, and community groups.
Expect there to be posted or agreed upon conditions for behavior. Behave politely and try to accomplish what is ecxpected. Most people are not looking to get violent or anything at these places. They are looking to do the things they need to do to get out. Don't break the rules. Don't run away or leave before you are done.
There are 56 people in halfway houses in Salinas according to the statistics (2nd link)
Salinas has this center: It's an AA meeting that is mentioned.
Sun Street Center
8 Sun Street
Salinas, CA, 93901
(831) 753-5145 Back to Basics
The last link is the BEST. Salinas Drug Rehab and
Alcohol Addiction Treatment Information