Mother and Child Residential Services
Phoenix House offers comprehensive and professional drug and alcohol addiction treatment services for pregnant women and mothers and their young children in residential settings. We offer a flexible length of stay and a phased treatment regimen of individual, group, and family counseling sessions that are woman-centered and sensitive to the special needs of women who have experienced past traumas. We also provide evaluations, prenatal and postnatal care, well-baby check-ups, and immunizations from a pediatric nurse practitioner. We offer new mothers’ support groups, “Mommy and Me” classes, parent coaching, child development education, relapse prevention skills, and recovery training. While mothers are in treatment, children are cared for on-site in a nurturing environment. In addition to residential programming, Phoenix House Mother and Child and Family Treatment programs may also provide outpatient services.
All programs are CARF-accredited and use evidence-based cognitive behavioral, psycho-educational, and motivational enhancement practices to promote and support recovery and an enhanced quality of life. Residents follow individualized treatment plans that are designed to meet their specific needs, and treatment length is determined by continuous case review. Additional services may include: dental and mental health care; case management; supervised recreational activities and vocational training.
The woman (and her family members where appropriate) participates in an individual assessment and evaluation to determine treatment need and appropriate level of care.
Once it is agreed that she will participate in treatment at Phoenix House, an intake is completed and the client and counselor agree on the type and location of treatment.
Together, client and counselor develop a treatment plan, including primary problems, goals, and how those goals will be achieved.
Gender-specific services are delivered in women-only programs that are sensitive to the special needs of women who have experienced past traumas, including: individual, group, and family counseling; relapse prevention; and drug/alcohol education.
Continuum of Care
The amount and length of services depend on each woman’s needs. Upon completion of treatment goals, clients “step-down” to less intensive care.
Clients complete formal treatment and engage in a recovery plan that may include support groups, participation in recovery centers, and alumni group services.