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Holding the Belly


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On March 1, 2019, Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare began a new program, Stepping Forward for Women (SFW), which is an ASAM 3.1 clinically managed low intensity residential treatment program that can house up to 10 women at a time.

This structured program provides 24-hour support and treatment to include group, individual and family therapy, case management, group and individual skills training, psychoeducational classes, and peer recovery services. In addition, clients of the program are routinely monitored by a registered nurse throughout the week.

Priority admission is given to pregnant women who can stay during their pregnancy and after the birth, with their newborn, for up to 6-12 months. This time frame depends on the client’s demonstrated need and motivation for treatment, with the goal of eventual transition to independent living in the community. We ask that clients wanting to participate commit to a minimum of 30 days in our program which is a Level IV recovery residence certified by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions.

We are currently accepting admissions for this program. To refer a client or learn more, email or call 812-473-3144 (select option 2).

Four of our babies who were born while their mothers participated in the Stepping Forward program help us celebrate our first birthday on March 1, 2020! 

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