For the vast majority of workers in the Los Angeles film industry, employment is variable. Projects end, contracts expire, and the constant search for new work is a fact of life.

A century ago, early Hollywood icons such as Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith recognized the need for a safety net of health and social services to cover film industry workers who were between jobs. And so MPTF, the Motion Picture Television Fund, was incorporated in 1921.

The Motion Picture Television Fund

Beginning with a coin box in Hollywood where workers could donate spare change, the MPTF expanded into one of Hollywood’s most durable and admired institutions. Generations of filmmakers, actors, and studio executives have donated money, time, and prestige to the fund and its hospital located in Woodland Hills, CA.

Famous supporters are countless, including film director John Ford, who lent his name to a nondenominational chapel on the campus, music icon Elvis Presley, who gave the largest single-person donation to the MPTF at the time in 1965, and President Ronald Reagan, who attended the groundbreaking ceremony in 1941 and returned for a special appearance in 1991.

MPTF and Nova Vitae Treatment Center

Though the MPTF campus offers services such as care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and sober living, as well as assisted living, drug rehab patients are referred to Nova Vitae Treatment Center. This state-of-the-art facility specializes in treatment for substance abuse and addiction, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Tobacco
  • Prescription drugs
  • Fentanyl
  • Opiates
  • And more

Nova Vitae is located just a ten-minute drive away from the MPTF’s Wasserman Campus down the 101 freeway, ensuring careful coordination between the two offices.

Drug Rehab in Los Angeles for You or a Loved One

Nova Vitae’s drug rehab services are completely confidential. The facility often works with actors, giving them a chance at healing and respite away from the public eye. Insurance secured through MPTF typically covers 100% of drug rehab services.

For those in the Los Angeles film industry suffering from drug addiction, treatment is readily available. Nova Vitae is proud to partner with the Motion Picture Television Fund to provide treatment for substance abuse.
If you or a loved one is in need of treatment, contact one or both offices to get help immediately. For additional information, visit ​​, or contact (818) 275-2991.


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05:22 25 Oct 23
Best detox I’ve received. Almost no withdrawals. Finally back to reality.
Melissa PerezMelissa Perez
21:49 16 Oct 23
For the first time my brother completed a program and is now clean!!
Steven WeisenbergSteven Weisenberg
08:20 01 Oct 23
Thank you for saving my brothers life. We had lost all hope after so many attempts to help him. He is now employed and back to being a loving father and husband. Our family will forever be grateful for the motivation you gave him to change his life around. I will recommend you guys to anyone who needs help. God bless you all!
andrew albarianandrew albarian
06:03 01 May 22
Debbie HallesDebbie Halles
21:56 14 Aug 20
Nova Vitae saved my life. I have been clean and sober for five months. I took part in inpatient detox at one of their beautiful homes. I continue to participate in outpatient treatment and never, ever have I had a more wonderful experience (above all the others I have tried). Allen and Anna are Godsends to me and others trapped in the beast of addiction. Every Nova staff member I have encountered at Nova has been excellent and they deeply care about their patients’ recovery. They have provided endless support, resources, guidance, and love to get me to where I am today. I am strong and confident in sobriety, which I never thought was possible for me. If you’re ready to get sober, this is the place - Nova VitaeI Pick up that heavy phone and make the call; they will be there for you all the way! From a grateful sober woman and Nova patient, Debbie H.
Vesper AnghaVesper Angha
18:59 13 Aug 20
This center is one of the most amazing I’ve been to, ( and yes I’ve been to MANY) the program director Allen is so easy to get along with and even easier to trust, which is something that is very difficult for me. They stuck by me even when I tried to pull away and fight back and they believed in me when I couldn’t believe in myself. I would recommend this center over any other center I’ve been too- and that’s a big deal because I DONT write reviews but I felt like this place deserved to be recognized.
Jordan HodgesJordan Hodges
19:38 01 Sep 19
I’ve been in and out of rehab from the age of 16 I was a heroin addict. I thought nothing could help me and no one could save me from this addiction. I was at a point where I just wanted to end my life. On my 22nd birthday I woke up dope sick and just needed some suboxene to get well my mom looked up suboxene clinics and randomly found Nova Vitae it was a weekend nothing else was open. They had me come right in. Checked me out and I met Allen and Anna the owners here. Allen talked to me and everything he said was relatable and for once I felt like I had hope just talking with him, how he was just like me and figured out a way to get sober. They gave me suboxene and told me to come in the following Monday for more but his words and talking with Anna made me realize I wanted to change I told them I’m not gonna make it till Monday I’m gonna use again and the cycle will keep going. They said we have an inpatient and I was reluctant at first but new that I was ready to get sober and over feeling sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. So they took me right to there inpatient. Without even calling my insurance and they didn’t even get a hold of them for a week but Ana and Allen just care about the patients it’s not about money with them like other places. They scholarshipped me for this place. And it was the first place since I was 16 that I’ve stayed the longest in, that I’ve gotten so much out of this program. I’m still sober today and owe it all to them and this place. Nova Vitae means New Life and that’s what I got out of this program was a new life. Right when I was about to give up I randomly found this treatment place and god had a plan for me and it saved my life. I wish I could send all my friends here and people that are still in addiction because I’ve been to probably every rehab in California and even multiple out of state and nothing worked but Nova Vitae!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Hi FreevlyHi Freevly
23:26 07 Jan 19
My brother was struggling with opioid addiction. Our family is forever grateful to Nova Vitae. They helped to literally turned his life around. He’s now over a year completely sober and volunteering to help others suffering from addiction. I highly recommend that if you have a loved one who’s going through this you take immediate action.


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