MWV Supports Recovery combines transitional sober living with continued treatment services. This helps women transition to a sober lifestyle after completing primary or extended residential treatment.
Residents are expected to be responsible for themselves. This is an important step in recovery because addiction causes people to act in irresponsible ways, and friends and families often enable them by supporting them. Residents have to pay their own rent, buy their own food and do the same things they would do for themselves if they lived in a regular home.
A gender specific sober housing has significant benefits. First, and foremost, it removes the inhibitions that tend to accompany mixed group settings. A women’s only programs allows clients to interact without imposing the tacit restrictions that different cultural, sexual, and political biases that accompany female/relationships – both personal and impersonal. The freedom that a women’s only program creates, allows a more complete exploration of the issues and problems that fuel drug and alcohol addiction, and opens the door to a shared understanding of how these problems affect women. This type of environment has a high rate of success in both recovery and relapse deterrence rates.
Our home consists of different elements that help women grow and heal. It engrains structure they are able to carry with them for the rest of their lives, including:
- A structured environment
- Safe and sober housing
- Weekly house meetings
- Essential life skills
- Communication skills
- On-site house management to ensure cleanliness, safety, structure, accountability, and guidance
- Peer accountability
- Weekly family contact and coaching to help rebuild relationships
- Financial management
- Personal relationships and boundaries
- Changing behaviors
- Relapse Prevention
- Self exploration, learning "personal truth"
- Learning assertiveness
- Conflict resolution skills
- Holistic Care
- Gain responsibility and integrity
- Learn how to be honest and vulnerable
- 12 step meetings, events and roundups
- Gain self-respect and self-confidence
- Gender-separate treatment for women by women
- Provides women completing primary and extended residential treatment a continued seamless, affordable transition to a sober lifestyle in a community setting
- Women continue to have the support of recovering and sober peers as they adjust to their new lifestyle and learn new living skills
- Early recovery groups give patients the essential skills for establishing and maintaining sobriety
- Family involvement educates, encourages and involves family and significant others in the recovery process helping to break the generational cycle of addiction
- Relapse prevention addresses specific issues that help clients avoid relapse and take accountability for sustaining recovery
- Weekly individual therapy helps clients enhance the quality of recovery
- Social Support helps clients successfully “re-socialize,” or transition to an alcohol and drug free lifestyle that supports recovery