Mothers often fear entering treatment because they worry about their children. Wayside removes this barrier through our Family Treatment Center. Wayside is one of only five providers in the state where women can live with their children (ages birth-11) while receiving treatment, as well as family and children’s services.
Many pregnant women enter our program, and in our care, deliver healthy babies. Other women may have Child Protection Services involved, but are working towards reunification with their children, during their stay at Wayside Recovery Center.
By providing family oriented treatment, women not only receive services for their addiction, but they also:
- Strengthen their ability to parent their children
- Understand how their addiction creates trauma for their children
- Improve their relational skills among all family members, and
- Ultimately break the generational cycle of dependency and poor life-course outcomes
How We Help Your Children:
Children receive services to address the trauma of their mother’s addiction and help them heal. Substance abuse has a negative impact on the emotional well-being of children, and they’ve often suffered abuse and/or neglect as well as developed physical, academic, social and emotional problems. Services are tailored individually and are age appropriate. All of these strategies help children recover while their mother is also healing.