The Haven is a 24-hour intensive residential program for women who have substance abuse issues and who are involved in the criminal justice system. The program serves 39 adult women for a period of 9 months to 1 year. There are four phases to the program beginning with Orientation which lasts approximately 30 days. The client then progresses through Phase I, Phase II and finally the Transitional Phase. After the transitional phase of treatment, the client progresses to OTC for 1 year to continue their overall transition into the community. (Click here for the detailed Program Structure.) Safety, empowerment, structure and support are key to the environment and each individual client.
The women are on a schedule each day and participate in some sort of planned group-activity beginning at 7:00 am until 10:30 pm. Services and treatment activities address recovery using cognitive/behavioral techniques, Stages of Change, Contingency Management, and Community Reinforcement and are integrated to address mental health and trauma issues. Treatment activities include individual and group education and counseling, peer run activities-groups-meetings, vocational skills, GED preparation classes, on and off site 12-step meetings, parenting issues, etc. The types of groups include SSC, Seeking Safety, Relapse Prevention utilizing the Matrix Model, Relationship group, Parenting group, Family Orientation group, and Family group. The program utilizes an on-site psychiatrist and medication management for those needing these services. Case Management services are also part of the treatment and the women are linked to services for healthcare, dental care, benefits acquisitions, transportation, eye care, employment and vocational services in addition to other needed services provided by community agencies. The Haven works in collaboration with probation, parole, child welfare/social services, TANF, Signal, ADAD, the Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Corrections, Signal, and a variety of other community partners.
Haven Facilities & Programs
The Haven Mother’s House I and II provide intensive residential substance abuse treatment to 26 women. >>MoreBABY HAVEN
The Baby Haven provides specialized daycare for infants whose mothers are in residential substance abuse treatment at The Haven. >>More
The Haven’s Doula Program pairs pregnant women from The Haven Mother’s House with successful Haven graduates who have given birth and are in recovery. >>More
The Haven operates “Challenge to Change” a 72 bed therapeutic community behind the prison walls at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. >>More