The Latinas y Niños Center is a six- to twelve-month residential treatment program for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. It was the first program of its kind in the state to address the unique bilingual/bicultural needs of women in recovery and one of the few programs providing services for single women as well as for women and their children. Latinas y Niños provides specialized services for pregnant and post-partum women, including women who are receiving methadone treatment. With the capacity to serve 20 women and 12 children, the program provides clients with counseling around many of the challenges that women face in early recovery, while allowing mothers to retain custody and care of their children. Services include:
- Counseling & Case Management designed to help individuals identify and address their underlying issues that impact their addiction and recovery as well as address their housing, medical, legal and other service needs;
- Educational and Peer Support groups, such as Life Skills group and Self-Esteem Education
- Trauma Recovery Groups; Casa Esperanza utilizes the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM) as a psycho-educational and skills-oriented group that is divided into four parts: Empowerment, trauma recovery, advanced trauma recovery issues, and closing rituals;
- Parenting Education; to present individuals with the practical tools they need to develop healthy relationships with their children, and instill them with the confidence they need to manage parenting challenges while maintaining their sobriety;
- Family Case Management to assist mothers, when appropriate, in regaining and maintaining custody of their children;
- On-site child care to allow mothers to participate fully in their treatment including engaging in group sessions, working with counselors and case managers one-on-one, and providing support to their peers;
- Recreational and wellness programming, including: yoga; meditation; sober dances; community events; and, outings to local beaches and parks, as well as sporting events and performances;
- Job counseling, resume and interview preparation, job placement, and career advancement services as well as referrals to continuing education, training and other job preparation opportunities within the community;
- Tobacco Education and Treatment; provides support and motivation to move clients through the stages of change and/or to improve risk reduction;
- HIV/AIDS Counseling and Case Management and Education, including connecting individuals to primary care providers, specific medical treatment, and community support groups; and,
- Linkages to other key services — including domestic violence and health and nutrition counseling.
For more information or intakes please contact Casa Esperanza.