Center Category: Rehab Centers
In operation for nearly four decades, New Directions For Women (NDFW) operates two state-of-the-art residences in Costa Mesa, California. One unit is reserved for women with children and another one for pregnant women and women without children. These residential units are located near Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, providing an idyllic recovery setting.
NDFW offers a holistic and multifaceted d program that incorporates the Matrix Model, experiential, as well as recreational therapies.
The two residential units, with a total capacity of 30 clients, are very spacious and modern. In the unit for women-without-children, residents sleep in a shared bedroom, which is furnished with two twin beds, dressers, and nightstands. In the other residential unit, the rooms are occupied by the mother and child. Requests for cribs in this unit is also accommodated.
Both residential units have cozy common areas equipped with sectional couches as well as televisions. Additionally, the women-with-children unit also has a large, supervised playroom that has numerous toys.
Both residential units have lush gardens with cobbled paths, fountains, and flowers. There are also gardens, a fire pit, and pool. For kids, there is a pseudo treehouse and a swing set.
Residents at New Directions for Women are served three meals every day. Prepared from a menu, the meals include wraps, salads, soups, as well as comfort food like tacos or pasta.
New Directions For Women offers its clients a comprehensive gender-specific treatment program that lasts for 90 days and includes dual-diagnosis support. The program aims at treating a woman both emotionally and physically.
The treatment schedule at NDFW is very hectic and consists of group and individual therapies, psychodrama, and off-site 12-step sessions. The residents also attend relapse prevention, trauma therapy, anger and grief management, as well as sex addiction therapy session.
Residents start their day at 6:00 AM with medication and breakfast. A morning reflection meeting is held at 7:00 AM and a community meeting at 8:00 AM. A group meeting at 9:00 AM follows these. A yoga session is held after the group meeting.
While the schedule for the remainder of the day varies, but it includes off-site 12-step sessions every day except Sundays and other groups like process groups, groups for younger and older women, Overeaters Anonymous. NDFW also provides experiential and recreational therapies and once weekly individual therapy sessions.
The treatment team at New Directions for Women is a 15-member strong team.
It comprises a consulting psychiatrist, administrative staff, Master’s level therapists, licensed child care worker, certified addiction counselors, two meditation facilitators, a psychodrama facilitator, a personal trainer, a chef, a drum circle facilitator, and a Native American facilitator. The staff-to-client ratio is 1:2.
As part of the holistic treatment approach, the facility offers is clients experiential treatments like art therapy, yoga, equine therapy, horticultural therapy, Native American treatments, and general recreational options like hiking, walking, biking, etc.
Besides the programs mentioned above, New Directions for Women offer sober living facilities. Located near the residential units, these houses accommodate clients in private or semi-private rooms in apartment-style units. These units have common spaces like a kitchen and a living room. They also have internet access, television, garden meditation area, and an on-site gym.
Residents in sober living facilities undergo sessions for nearly 10 hours. These sessions include individual sessions, 12 steps, and relapse prevention groups. The rest of the time is spent either attending school or working.
An aftercare program is also offered for the graduates of the residential programs. This track involves a weekly group session that is held at the center’s outpatient facility. Additional individual and group sessions are also offered as needed.
The aftercare program allows the program graduates to attend alumni events, where alumni discuss their recovery with current clients. Referrals to mental health professionals are also provided to non-Californian residents.
Approximately $20,000 (30 days).
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