FAQs for Referral Agencies

What makes Wayside different?
Over sixty years ago, Wayside Recovery Center began with a mission to help women improve the quality of their life. Since then, Wayside Recovery Center has become an expert in delivering gender-specific treatment. Our approach focuses on the unique issues and circumstances of women, as well as the different ways women can heal. Each woman receives an individual plan towards her recovery, based on an assessment. We believe one size doesn’t fit all.

Wayside Recovery Center understands that many women who struggle with chemical dependency may also have additional needs. They might need to address past trauma, as well as  struggles with mental health. Wayside Recovery Center is uniquely qualified to treat them all.

We specialize in delivering holistic, quality care on a continuum. This means we can  concentrate on whatever issues a woman might have— she might need outpatient treatment, residential treatment, perhaps she would like to come with her children, or find supportive housing for herself and her family. Whatever the scenario, we are here to help.

Do you do Rule 25 Assessments at Wayside?
Yes, we have staff able to do Rule 25 Assessments on site. Contact Wayside Intake at 651-242-5540.

How long is the wait list?
There is never a wait list at the Wellness Center, but sometimes there is at our residential sites.  To find out if there is a wait list please call Wayside Intake at 651-242-5540.

Do you have mental health/chemical dependency services?
Yes, Wayside Recovery Center is capable of addressing both mental and chemical health, and we are licensed to provide care for both.   All of our clients will receive a diagnostic assessment. If appropriate, clients will be referred to therapy, psychiatry, or medication management services.

Does each woman have a dedicated counselor?
Yes, each woman has a dedicated counselor, and they meet with them once a week. In addition, women meet with their counselor within 72 hours of entering treatment.

How long do women stay?
The length of a stay is based upon each woman’s circumstances. However, we do know that longer lengths of treatment create the best outcomes.  The typical length of stay is 90 days, but Wayside commits to providing the care each woman needs, for as long as she needs it.   Residential treatment is followed by outpatient treatment, which typically lasts for 12 weeks. 

Does Wayside accept women who are also using a medication assisted therapy?
Yes, our Women's Treatment Center and Family Treatment Center both accept clients taking Suboxone and Methadone.

Can women enter treatment if they do not reside in Minnesota?
Yes, if a woman resides outside of Minnesota she can still receive our services.
What are the staff like?
Wayside’s staff are skillful, compassionate, and caring. They have extensive experience working with chemical dependency, child protection issues, mental health, navigating the legal system, and even budget planning.  In fact, some of them have many years of their own sobriety which means they can relate to the challenges and the rewards of the recovery process. At Wayside, our dedicated staff ensures that women learn the skills they need to prevent relapse, and the strength to build a healthier life. 

Do you have a psychiatrist on staff?
Wayside provides Tele-Psychiatry services onsite. We also work closely with several local psychiatric and therapeutic businesses. We will refer any client who requires this specialized care.

Do you have outpatient?
Yes, at our new Wellness Outpatient Center.

Can women start at one program and finish at another?
Yes, if a different level of care is appropriate, women can transfer from one program to another.
How much programming does a woman receive?
Wayside has two levels of intensity.  In our high intensity program, women receive 30-40 hours of treatment.  At our secondary level women receive 15-30 hours.

Can women enter treatment with their children?
Yes, Wayside is one of only five providers in the state that offers family treatment.  Women can enter treatment pregnant, and with children up to age 11.  Women can also be working towards reunification, while in treatment. and have custody re-established. Learn more about our Family Treatment Center.

Do you offer childcare while someone is in treatment?
For women at our Family Treatment Center we provide childcare while the women are in programming.  At our Wellness Center, we offer childcare while the women are in therapy. 

Do you have housing?
Wayside Recovery Center does have a Supportive Housing Program.  Wayside’s Recovery Services Department also helps provide women with resources to various sober and supportive housing opportunities.  
Where are you located?
Learn more about our locations.
Are you LGBT friendly?
Yes, Wayside has expertise in serving all women.

What if I am looking for a client who has a warrant?
If you are looking for someone with a warrant, who might be in recovery at Wayside, you should contact that person directly. Federal Confidentiality Regulations advise that a warrant for arrest is not enough reason for us to give out confidential information. If you want to know if someone is here, you will need a court order signed by a judge.
Friday, February 23, 2018

Fire Up or Burn Out!

As professionals, we are exposed to stress and trauma each day. Clients come to us for help and share with us extreme pain and shame. We must know how to deal with it, dissipate it and be balanced. In this presentation, we will discuss how the brain processes stress, review the self-care wheel, and implement the three principles to diffuse secondary trauma.

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