New Directions for Families provides residential treatment for women with severe substance use illness and mental health issues and their dependent children. In addition to rehab treatment, women learn parenting skills, budgeting, family health skills, and are assisted in locating jobs and developing a career plan aimed at long term self‑sufficiency.
- Intensive individual and group therapy for substance abuse, mental health and trauma, family therapy and relapse prevention.
- Parenting skills development.
- Primary healthcare and health education.
- Literacy assistance, GED preparation, budgeting and life‑skills training, job acquisition and retention, and connecting women to a full range of supportive services and resources.
- An individually focused wellness program with a strong exercise component.
New Directions for Families also provides comprehensive services for children from birth to 12 years of age, including:
- A Qualistar rated, early childhood education on‑site learning center.
- Developmental assessment and referral for appropriate services.
- Tutoring and educational support.
- Prevention, mental health groups, family bonding and parental attachment activities.
- Connections with community resources that help children.
- Mothers must have serious substance abuse and mental health problems and agree to participate in the entire program, including the requirements to be employed during the final months of treatment;
- Women must be pregnant, have custody, or be seeking to regain custody of children aged birth to twelve.
Women Most Able to Benefit from this Program
- Women who are unable to parent their children due to severe substance abuse;
- Women who have custody or a desire to regain custody of their children;
- Women who lack stable, drug-free permanent housing for themselves and their children;
- Women who are unlikely to succeed in outpatient treatment due to an extremely unsupportive home environment including violence, and drug use;
- Women who lack education and vocational skills as a means of obtaining and maintaining employment; and
- Women who have been victims of violence and abuse and have mental health problems.
Expected Length of Stay
Four months in residence followed by four months of outpatient treatment and case management services.
Hours of Operation
24 hours per day throughout the year.
For referral or admission to any of our programs, please contact the Information and Access Team 303.412.3818 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone lines are open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.