Women’s Halfway House For Women with Co-occurring Disorders
Who we are
Wellspring’s Women’s Halfway House is one of the many services of Wellspring, Inc. The women’s house was the first halfway house for women in the state of Maine and opened February 10, 1981. The women’s program is a long term (4-6 month), residential program with 13 beds and is designed to treat women with a history of chronic addiction/co-occurring disorders. The program is dedicated to supporting and guiding women in gaining sobriety, maintaining sobriety and building the skills needed for independent living utilizing the supports in the recovery community, as well as other community services.
To be considered for residential treatment, you must be:
· Eighteen years of age or older
· Free from mood altering substances on the day of admission
· Physically and mentally able to participate in a therapeutic community environment
· Motivated for treatment
· Individual, Family and group substance abuse counseling
· Educational and vocational counseling
· Specialized treatment and psychiatric consultation for residents with co-occurring mental disorders
· Referrals to a variety of support services
· Participation in the 12 step community
· Daily living skills training
Psycho-Education Groups Include:
· Addiction and Recovery
· Relapse Prevention Skills Training
· Insight Processing
· Community Issues
· Family Roles Education
· Skills Training Education
· Women’s Recovery
Daily Living Skills Include:
· Completing regularly scheduled house hold chores such as: meal preparation, cleaning, vacuuming, mopping floors, etc.
· Bedrooms are to be neat and clean, with beds made daily.
· Personal laundry responsibilities.
· Practicing daily personal hygiene is required.
· Learning time management skills is an important part of keeping up with all the responsibilities, assignments and program requirements.
All of these activities and responsibilities lend themselves to the development of daily living skills that residents will take with them as they graduate the program and begin independent living.
Children’s visits and Family Supports
Wellspring’s women’s house is decorated to be homey, welcoming and inviting. Mother’s are encouraged to take responsibility for their children and to visit often. We have some toys; some baby equipment and a roll away bed for such visits. Spouses and other family members are also encouraged to visit as long as they are clean and sober; do not present issues around safety and are willing to comply with the program rules and regulations.
Staff at the women’s halfway house are familiar with area resources such as, Spruce Run for domestic violence survivors; The Women’s Project to support services such as transportation and one on one community support; First Step Pregnancy Resource Center for parenting classes; The Learning Center to acquire a GED; The Career Center for employment services etc.
Recovery is much more than maintaining sobriety. Recovery involves setting goals that will foster independence, family supports, self confidence and a new life style that will lead to success in many areas of life while maintaining a sober lifestyle.
Office Hours are Monday – Friday 8am-4pm
For Intake information you may contact the office manager at ext. 201