The friendly people over at Brandywine Counseling, Delaware’s largest non-profit addiction treatment center, are opening up a women’s and children’s treatment center that will serve up to 15 to 20 women and children a year. I have been meaning to throw this up for sometime now not because they need the well deserved recognition, but more to point out that this is the kind of treatment that works.
This residential program will fill a critical treatment gap in the state by improving substance abuse treatment outcomes for mothers with co-occurring disorders. Women who were not able to engage in treatment because of their parenting responsibilities will now be able to bring their children with them to treatment.
The BCI Residential Program will provide a safe, therapeutic environment where women and their children will learn skills for healthy lifestyles. Integrated services will include substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, medical care, trauma services, GED services, employment readiness, parenting education, child care, and social activities. Children will receive assessments, developmental and therapeutic counseling, health care, health education, and prevention services
Affordable because it’s free and more likely to succeed because of its duration and the realistic support of the needs of addicted mothers trying to raise children, this is a great program. I can’t say enough about Matt and the people over at Brandywine and how they are dedicate to serving their community.