In concert with the clinical program, the residential programs provide a sanctuary for women, pregnant women, and mothers in treatment with their children. With a strong emphasis on safety, acceptance and community, WRA’s experienced and caring residential staff create an environment that fosters women’s ability to help each other heal.
Laurel House and The Elms are WRA’s facilities for women with a full range of treatment needs. Hillside House is WRA’s residential program for expectant women and mothers in treatment with their young children (up to age 10), which has an additional focus of increasing parenting skills and providing a safe, stable and healing environment for children while their mothers participate in treatment. Juniper House, our transitional housing program, offers safe, supportive, drug and alcohol free housing that supports women as they reconnect to the community and adjust to their new lives.
Residential services are provided in a social model treatment milieu, which consists of the treatment community, the larger 12 step community, and other recovery support groups. It is peer-based and guided by the belief that recovery doesn’t happen in isolation. Our peer mentorship program allows new clients to be welcomed into the WRA community in a supportive and meaningful way.
- The treatment milieu is guided by a number of principles:
- Develop a culture of belonging, safety, communication, and participation
- Teach, honor, and respect cultural values, beliefs, and differences
- Provide a highly structured daily regimen
- Rely on a support network and community for both support and healing
- Regard all interactions as opportunities for change
- Foster positive growth and development
- Promote changes in behavior, attitudes, values, and lifestyle
- Abstinence is the foundation for successful long-term recovery