Located in the heart of Montrose since 1957, the treatment and transitional housing
programs serves homeless women struggling with addictions and mental illness. There are two distinct programs that serve women in crisis with different lengths of stay and goals.
Intensive Treatment Program
The Women’s Home Intensive Treatment program provides an 89 day residential treatment for women in crisis. Our program is targeted to homeless women who have a substance abuse addiction or who have a substance abuse addiction and mental illness. We offer a WholeLife® model that addresses the emotional, physical, social, vocational, fiscal, and spiritual wellness of our clients.
During the Intensive Treatment program period, our goal is for each woman to achieve mental and emotional stability, and sobriety. 8 of our 50 beds now offer women up to 89 days of intensive treatment. This phase has no sobriety requirement for admission and most program applicants arrive with a few days to a few weeks of sobriety. In addition, a majority of the clients are dually diagnosed with both substance and mental health issues. Our Intensive Program focuses on helping participants manage co-occurring disorders to
establish mental stability and sobriety without relapse.
This program marks a new collaborative endeavor for us. Legacy Community Health Services is providing a full array of services to help our clients achieve complete well-being including primary and behavioral health treatment, physical wellness, and nutrition counseling. Santa Maria Hostel, Inc. is providing apart-time peer recovery coach to help prevent relapse as well as detox beds for those in need of detoxification prior to entering the program.
SUPPORTIVE TREATMENT PROGRAM
The Women’s Home supportive treatment program is a 6 to 18 month residential treatment program for women in crisis. Our program is targeted to women who are homeless and have a substance abuse addiction or substance abuse addiction and mental illness. We offer a WholeLife® model that addresses the emotional, physical, social, vocational, fiscal, and spiritual wellness of our clients. Our goal is for each woman during her time in the supportive treatment program is to achieve self-sufficiency and to graduate our program with income, permanent housing, mental and emotional stability, improved physical and social wellness and prolonged sobriety.
These goals are accomplished through:
- Residential Services: Clients reside in a dorm setting and are provided meals daily. As clients progress through the program they have the opportunity to move into transitional homes with greater independence including shopping for and preparing their own food.
- Case Management Services: Clients are connected to resources to meet their physical, psychiatric, and other basic needs. Case managers meet regularly with clients to help them set and achieve their goals for all areas of wellness.
- Clinical Services: Each client has an individualized treatment plan that includes both individual and group
therapy to support their mental health and recovery from addiction. All of the therapy at The Women’s Home
is wrapped in an approach that is trauma informed, recovery oriented, gender specific, and client centered.
- Vocational Services: Clients are offered a variety of classes including computer training, resume building, and interview techniques in order to improve their ability to gain competitive employment. One-on-one meetings
with a vocational counselor help clients choose a career path that is supportive of their other mental health
and recovery goals, and develop tools to overcome some of the challenges that many of our clients face in
- Aftercare Services: After successfully completing our program, graduates have access to vocational and therapeutic support and referral services.
Click the link below to see an amazing story about our Treatment and Transitional Housing Program by Chip Brewster that was featured on KPRC Channel 2 on Friday, November 4, 2016.