Center Category: Rehab Centers
Olivia’s House was set up in 1994 to address the increasing need for specialized treatment services for women having substance abuse issues.
Operated by Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATC), Olivia’s House offers a residential program for women and their kids, aged 10 and below. The center provides a comprehensive treatment service with the support of local as well as state government agencies. ADATC also operates Women in Recovery, a self-help group in Olivia’s House. The program aim at meeting the specific needs of clients and plug all the gaps present in other programs.
Olivia’s House accommodates around 30 children and 25 women. The number of beds on offer varies depending on the children accompanying their mothers. Two women without children share a room. Women with children are accommodated in the same room. The facility offers an outdoor play area, as well as ample opportunities for participating in recreational activities.
Residents are served meals prepared by staff. They have to apply for food stamps. These are collected by Olivia’s House and helps in paying for the food.
To get admission into Olivia’s House, women have to meet the criteria set for chemical dependency. They also should have at least one child, aged 10 or below. The facility allows up to three children to live with the client during the year-long treatment program.
Children aged above 10 but below 18 are provided referrals for medical care and housing as needed. Children residing in the facility are offered education, nutrition and development, and psychiatric services. Their physical health needs are taken care of by local clinics and public health hospitals. Appropriate referrals are provided for children who have specialized care requirements.
A customized treatment plan is developed for adult clients. These include medical screening, dual-diagnosis support, as well as medication management. Daily group and individual sessions focus on substance abuse, domestic violence, relationships, and parenting issues.
Additional groups concentrating on healthcare, spirituality, nicotine addiction, and sexual abuse are also available. During the treatment program, clients have to attend the 12-step meetings mandatorily.
Transportation and childcare services are offered to clients who attend adult education, training for becoming job-ready, housing assistance, and income services. Throughout the program, clients are provided with life skills training. The facility also assists women in facing legal issues, as well as clients who have completed their sentences.
The treatment team at Olivia’s House comprises of doctors, a psychiatrist, registered nurses, therapists, counselors, daycare nurses and teachers, and case managers.
ADATC offers an IOP track at its Zukoski Center. The IOP track is designed for women who need continued care after graduating from a residential program. It is also suitable for women who need less intensive care. This track has individual and group sessions that run for three hours. Six sessions (morning and evening) are offered in a day. An individual session is provided on an as-need basis.
Group sessions focus on stress management, psychoeducation, and relapse prevention. Individual treatment tracks have to be completed with the help of the case manager. These individual tracks are designed to help clients remain clean and sober.
Free (for 30 days).
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