Wayside provides a complete and multi-tiered continuum of services. We meet women where they are — in seeking education, treatment, and support in their recovery. Our services are uniquely tailored to each woman and her family. We offer comprehensive and holistic care which addresses the causes of substance abuse while also providing tools for a life of recovery and well-being.
Wayside provides a full continuum of care able to help women at whatever stage of the disease they are experiencing. From early intervention and services, to intensive residential services, to supportive housing, to recovery care, Wayside is able to help all women regain their lives.
“Wayside was the best place I could have chosen. I learned a lot about myself, my addiction and, most of all, my recovery. Wayside made me realize how bad I wanted recovery for myself and my children. I felt loved and safe. Wayside is one of the biggest blessings that came into my life.”
- Wayside Mother
Every fourth Friday of the month clinicians, educators, administrators, and executives will share their knowledge and expertise on various topics and examine current issues facing those with substance use disorder.
WWS ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) offers Minnesota providers who serve women and families experiencing substance use disorder an opportunity to learn from specialists about best practices that support positive outcomes, present client cases, and access collective knowledge on working with women with diverse experiences and cultural considerations.
Working to break the intergenerational cycle of trauma and substance abuse, our therapists and family counselors work with children of clients to address any developmental and mental health needs they have as a result of their mother’s substance use disorder.
Wayside is one of only five providers in the state where women can enter treatment with their children. Women receive services for their substance use disorder while they also work to:
Women receive services to treat their acute substance use disorder and mental health problems while gaining skills and resources to have a better quality of life. The program is customized to each woman’s unique needs including the length of stay, therapies, wellness, and foundational needs (education, benefits, housing).
An entry point for preventative care, our outpatient wellness center provides clients who are at lower risk with a continuum of care from early intervention to recovery services. Individualized for each woman, we offer one-on-one therapy and group counseling to focus on life-course health.
Peer Recovery Specialists provide resources and support for a healthy recovery lifestyle as our clients transition back into the community from residential treatment. Foundation for continued care includes helping them find mental health services, housing, education and primary and pediatric healthcare providers.
One of the biggest challenges our clients face is housing. Our Supportive Housing program provides safe and affordable housing for women and their families as they transition from treatment back into the community. In addition, support staff assists residents with life goal setting, financial management, and relapse prevention.