What To Bring: START Program


  • California driver’s license or ID
  • Social security card
  • Health insurance card
  • Medical papers (appointments, test results, TB test)

Personal Items

  • Alarm clock (without radio)
  • Comb/brush
  • Phone card
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant/soap/lotion
  • Shaving needs (razors/shaving cream)
  • Hair care products (shampoo/conditioner/hair spray)


  • If you take medications, you must bring a 30-day supply of your prescriptions in original containers. Any over-the-counter medication, vitamins, and supplements must be in unopened and sealed containers.
  • If you are diabetic, you must bring your sliding scale, meter, strips, medication, and insulin delivery method (where applicable)

Basic Wardrobe

  • During the week, clothing expectation for clients in treatment is business casual (men in dress shirts, ties, & slacks and women in slacks and dress shirts/blouses)
  • Comfortable everyday pants and shirts
  • Sweater/jacket/coat
  • Underwear and socks
  • Sleepwear (pajamas, sweats, etc.)
  • Robe/Slippers/shower shoes
  • Comfortable shoes (flats/tennis shoes)
  • Dress shoes
  • Sweats or exercise clothes
  • No suggestive clothing or clothing with references to drugs or alcohol


  • Electronics (laptops, radios, TVs, cameras, etc.)
  • Expensive jewelry or other valuables
  • Cell phones or iPods
  • Provocative clothing
  • Pocket knives or any sharp objects
  • Mouthwash with alcohol
  • Excessive cash (more than $30.00)
  • Credit cards and checkbooks (unless needed for payment)
  • Laundry detergent (provided for you)
  • Food or beverages
  • Cigarettes – this is a non-smoking program
  • Bedding, comforters or pillows

Bring your belongings in one soft canvas bag

*Please bring any of the above mentioned items you feel you may need while in treatment. You will not have the opportunity to purchase them while you are at New Bridge.

*Please mark all personal items with your name as New Bridge Foundation is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items while a resident.  Upon departure from the program, all personal belongings must be taken. You could lose what you leave behind (Admissions Agreement, Part IV).