Families Flourish Northeast will provide an array of therapeutic services to women experiencing substance use disorders with/without co-occurring mental illness. The program will accept women from across New Hampshire and Vermont, with a special focus on meeting the gap in gender-specific residential treatment in the Upper Valley, Monadnock, and North Country regions. FFNE is committed to supporting the needs of women who are pregnant, currently parenting children, or do not have custody of children but are working towards a goal of reunification. While in recovery, residents are welcome to stay for 9-12 months to complete stabilization, treatment, and transition to their community of choice.
The FFNE program includes the following:
Group and Individual Therapy
Therapy for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder is individualized and community supported through group and individual sessions that focus on each woman’s strengths, promote self-awareness, and develop accountability during recovery.
FFNE therapy includes a number of evidence-based practices, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12-step Facilitation Therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioral Family Therapy, and Transitional Family Therapy.
Recovery Support Services
Certified FFNE and residential recovery coaches reinforce what is learned in treatment with a focus on improving quality of life. Peer recovery support is either one-on-one or in a group run by a peer leader with substance use and recovery experience. Coaches also help lead life skills training that includes budgeting, conflict resolution, and establishing/maintaining healthy relationships based on the unique needs of each woman or family.
Support for the mother/child dyad
FFNE staff provide parenting/attachment education, one-on-one coaching, and ongoing support to allow women to strengthen skills necessary for successful parenting upon discharge. Parent/child psychotherapy and developmental screenings for children are used to create a family-oriented care plan to follow during treatment.
On-site Developmentally appropriate childcare
On-site childcare is informed by the developmental needs of each child who is not yet school aged. Using a cooperative childcare model, women spend time working alongside the staff each week to assist with day-to-day activities, while staff are able to model different skills, allowing mothers to practice skills and learn about their children’s development.
education and employment support
FFNE provides supported employment services, an evidence-based model that assists women with accessing and maintaining gainful employment, as well as helping women access educational and training opportunities that support their employment goals. This includes assistance with completing job applications, developing a resume, preparing for interviews, as well as help with navigating the hiring process and on-the-job support.
Clients work with their individual case managers to explore training and support that will be most helpful to achieve their short-term or long-term goals. The case manager connects clients to community services that they can access upon discharge to secure housing in the community of their choice. The case manager also helps women navigate systems, such as local schools or child protection agencies. Once discharged from the residential program, the case manager remains connected to the client, providing support through services in the community for up to 12 months.
What to do in an emergency
If you are in imminent danger or need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1.
Or call 9-8-8, the Nationwide Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention hotline.
For 24/7 help with recovery needs and social services, please dial 2-1-1.
Feel free to contact us for more information about our services.
Need immediate prenatal, postpartum, and/or lactation support for a woman with substance use disorder?
Visit Center for Addiction Recovery in Pregnancy and Parenting | Dartmouth-Hitchcock or call 603-653-1800.