Programs and Services at WRC
The Women’s Recovery Center operates three (3) alcohol and other drug treatment programs offered in the mornings or evenings. The programs are intensive outpatient (IOP), outpatient (OP), and aftercare treatment. In all programs, treatment planning includes individual and group therapy, trauma therapy, case management, parenting class, peer support, medication-assisted treatment (connecting if necessary), on-site childcare, HIV education and safety planning, nutrition, and integration of physical health. Clients also have access to regular donations of clothing, children’s items, hygiene products, and snacks. Bus passes are provided to help clients access treatment. We recently completed our onsite recreational room where clients can use exercise as a coping tool for substance abuse.
Partnerships include LegalWorks (onsite legal help), Ohio State Extension (nutrition classes), Care Alliance (HIV education), and BioSphere (trauma education). Our referral partners include other substance abuse agencies, Ohio Department of Children and Family Services, and Cleveland area courts.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Phase I is a four week program, meeting three times weekly. The curriculum focuses on the disease concept, defense mechanisms used by addicts, denial, and greater understanding of the consequences caused by their use and behaviors.
Phase II is a five week program, meeting twice weekly. The client creates a relapse prevention plan and gains knowledge, positive coping skills, and responsible and sober life management.
Beginning in Phase II, clients are encouraged to participate in a 3 week Family Roles and Relationships program to prepare the client to be a clean and sober parent as the family engages in reunification.
Phase III is an eight week program, meeting once per week. The focus is on building support networks for continued sobriety through self-discovery and journal writing.
Practical Parenting Classes
The Women’s RecoveryCenter offers a five week Practical Parenting Class facilitated by a licensed therapist. The classes meet on Fridays from 9:15am to 11:45am. Charges for the Parenting Classes are $50.00 per person or $85.00 for a couple. The curriculum includes:
Parenting Class 1 – Parenting While Using:
Avoiding, Enabling, Keeping Secrets, Controlling, Making Promises, Causing Family Shame, Emotion, Sexual and/or Physical Abuse and Instability.
Parenting Clean and Sober: Active Parenting, Responsibility, Setting Clear and Appropriate Limits, Enforcing Limits, Appropriate Consequences, Expression of Feelings and Stability.
Parenting Class 2 – Development: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Social (PIES)
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Erikson’s Stages of Development. Expectations and Age Appropriateness, Skills for Establishing Positive Behavior as a Clean/Sober Parent, Understanding the Child’s Behavior, Awareness, Encouragement, Teaching Responsibility, Modeling Good Behaviors.
Discipline: Appropriate Consequences, Responsibility, Allowing Kids to Make Mistakes.
Parenting Class 3 – Building Relationships after Abuse/Addiction:
Trust, Honesty, Respect, Love, Forgiveness, Acceptance.
Communication: Avoiding Mixed Messages, Listening, Verbal/Non-verbal Cues, Expression of Feelings.
Parenting Class 4 – Your Kids and Drugs/Alcohol:
When are they using? How do they find out about drugs and alcohol? How do genetics play a part in my child’s life and possible use? What does the future hold for them? Physical and Psychological Effects.
Parenting Class 5 – Checks and Balances:
How Are “We” Doing? Creating the Family Spirit, the Family Counsel, Affirmations.
The Women’s Recovery Center accepts the donation of new and gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories for women and children. The clothing is sorted and hung on racks to allow the clients to “shop” to identify items that they need. The clothes are essential to allow women to prepare for employment and self-sufficiency. The clothing is provided free of charge to the clients.
As an IRS recognized non-profit organization, the donation of clothing is a qualifying contribution. Receipts are provided for the donor to estimate the value of the contribution. Clothing and accessories can be delivered to the Women’s Recovery Center located at 6209 Storer Avenue on Cleveland’s West side. Because space for donations is often limited, we ask that you please call ahead to schedule a date for drop off. Currently, we are only accepting one bag of clothing donation per person.