Over 60 years ago Wayside Recovery Center, formerly The Wayside House, Inc., 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 never fits 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.
Our name has changed over the years to reflect the growth and service level we provide to women in the community. We started in 1954 as "The Ladies of the Way Society" in an attempt to provide shelter and supportive services to women who had been left "by the wayside". We soon recognized that the women we served many times struggled with addiction in addition to homelessness, so we added a treatment component and incorporated in 1959 as "The Wayside House, Inc." Wayside stayed with this name until April of 2017 changing to "Wayside Recovery Center". This change reflects our continued growth to five locations, multiple levels of care, and an education and prevention division for the community.
No matter what, our Mission has remained the same...to empower women to recover sobriety, identity, family, home, and community by providing treatment, housing, and supportive services.