7-year-old Adele and her parents recently donated her baby things to Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic’s Demeter House. Demeter House, an innovative, nationally-accredited, residential substance abuse center serving women in a home-like, gender-specific setting, has recently received a new contract from the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency. This new contract provides in-patient substance abuse for female clients and their children, and is designed to help treat women who struggle with substance abuse in conjunction with motherhood.
We currently have two children staying with their mothers in the DC Children and Family Program at Demeter House, with more scheduled to join their mothers in the near future. This program is already proving helpful to both our adult clients and their children—one of our Child and Family Program clients was recently granted full custody of her child. We hope to help more families recover from the trials of substance abuse and lead healthy lives together after their time at Phoenix House.
And we are grateful to thoughtful community members like Adele and her family for reaching out to our program and our clients. Thank you, Adele! Our children at Demeter House will enjoy and take care of your old baby things!