Latinas y Niños Center

Latinas y Ninos
The Latinas y Niños Center is a six-to-twelve-month residential treatment program for women recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Casa Esperanza, Inc.’s Latinas y Niños Program focuses on serving adult women:

  • struggling with alcohol or substance use, mental illness, and other chronic medical conditions
  • without secure and stable housing
  • who are single, pregnant, and/or have children 10 years of age and under
  • living with HIV/AIDS
  • re-entering from incarceration

All of Casa’s services are research-based and available in both Spanish and English. Our services include:

  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Care coordination and case management
  • Relapse prevention, anger management, life skills and other psycho education and therapeutic groups
  • Family education, reunification, and case management with children 10 and under
  • Parenting education
  • Supervised visitation
  • HIV education, counseling, and case management
  • Tobacco cessation education and counseling
  • Recreational, wellness and stress management programming, including meditation, yoga, nutrition, running/walking groups, and sober social activities
  • Linkages to domestic violence, medical, legal, employment and educational services

Also available on campus:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Primary care
  • Peer Recovery Coaching
  • HIV counseling and testing
  • Structured Outpatient Addictions Program
  • A range of therapeutic groups; including Seeking Safety, Recovery and Reentry, Relapse Prevention, DBT skills, Health and Recovery Peer program, Illness Management and Recovery, among others
  • Employment and education readiness, coaching and placement

Rumbo a Casa/The Way Home

Latinas y Niños offers specialized services to Latinas reentering from incarceration. Rumbo a Casa staff work closely with courts, corrections, probation, and parole to help reduce relapse and recidivism and foster long-term recovery. Assessment and assertive engagement strategies begin while individuals are still incarcerated, to ensure a more successful transition. In addition to integrated substance use, mental health, and primary care treatment and comprehensive, reentry-oriented recovery support services, there is a focus on developing and meeting long-term employment and education goals to help reentering citizens build meaningful, purposeful lives in the community.

Tu Bienestar/Your Wellness

Casa Esperanza delivers outreach and services to women at high risk for HIV, also funded by a SAMHSA grant. Tu Bienestar uses assertive outreach strategies to provide culturally appropriate HIV/STI/HEP education, information, counseling, and testing to Latinas living with addictions and mental illness using the RESPECT intervention. Health Navigators educate and empower at-risk Latinas to increase their awareness of HIV risk behaviors (including trauma-related behaviors), learn safer sex practices, and make informed decisions about their medical and behavioral health. They also provide care coordination and integrated addictions, mental health, and medical case management for women at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic medical conditions.

“It was a big step to say ‘I need help’, but from day one, the staff and tools were there for me. It helped me discover a lot of things I didn’t realize about my life, but also helps me put the past in the past, and to look to the future. It gave back the strength to live, without using.”
-Latinas y  Niños Client

Salud y Sustento/Health & Wellness for Women

Latinas y Niños provides specialized services to pregnant and post-partum women, funded by a grant from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These services are aimed at increasing safe and healthy pregnancies, improving birth outcomes, stabilizing families, building child-parent attachment, and reducing intergenerational transmission of trauma. Women receive integrated substance use, mental health, and medical and wellness services through a trauma-informed Health Home model. Individual and group trauma work using the Seeking Safety model supports women in their recovery, while Child-Parent Psychotherapy and Nurturing Program interventions help build parenting skills and healthy attachment between mothers and children. These interventions are supported by intensive family case management, employment and education support, and peer recovery coaching.

For more information or intakes please contact Casa Esperanza.