Pregnant women and women with dependent children are a priority for treatment
Historically, services to address substance use disorders were designed by men, for men. In 2001, Home of New Vision made the decision to implement a model that would address the gender specific needs of women. The Women's Specialty Program (WSP) was designed to address the needs of parenting or pregnant women with a history of substance use disorders.
The WSP utilizes the "self-in-relation" theory, which recognizes the importance of forming lasting relationships while engaging in the search of self. The program is based on the belief that there is power in women helping women, and is divided into three distinct phases (Discover, Recovery, and Making it). Each phase of the program introduces specific knowledge and activities, and the client's progress within each phase is tracked to completion. When the client has completed all three phases, she graduates with a ceremony from the program.
The WSP provides the following: