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Family Treatment Program

Supported Integration with Newborn, Infant and/or Toddler

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Residents in Recovery provides a stable, recovery-oriented environment for mothers that have a newborn baby, an infant and or toddler(s) that are at risk of apprehension, or have been apprehended.  The Family Treatment Program starts with a five-month program at the Family Healing Center and allows mother to retain custody of her child with the wrap-around support and supervision from the staff at this inpatient recovery program.  The second stage of this program, lasting four to seven months, sees the family living independently with daily wrap around support.

  • Must have substance-use disorder

  • Must be pregnant in third trimester or have child(ren) at risk of CFS involvement

  • Fee-for-service program and must have funding source (First Nation Prevention, Family Services, Band funding, Jordan's Principle funding, or Private funding)

  • This program is a minimum 150-day in-patient treatment program with a four to seven month independent living second stage.

  • Children in the first stage must be under the age of 12 years old.  Older children can be transitioned in during the second stage.

  • No more than three children residing with mom in the first stage.


Maintaining the connection between mother and child is one of the greatest motivators for mothers to get clean and sober.  Providing an environment and the opportunity to do this, while maintaining care of their newborn child, is a major step in the prevention of adverse childhood experiences.  Leveraging mother's desire to care for her child, change is possible for many.  Given the right support, this desire to parent and a healthy and supportive environment, mothers no longer have to get lost in active addiction for moths or years, while they come to terms with the apprehension of their child.

Some of the features of this program include.

  • Prenatal and birthing support

  • Postpartum support

  • Mental health and addiction stabilization

  • In-house addiction recovery support and programming

  • In-house addiction counselling

  • Cultural support, activities and ceremonies

  • Sharing and healing circles

  • In-house and community peer support meetings

  • Life skills and parenting skill development

  • Child assessments

  • Recreational and craft activities (i.e. quilting, sewing and scrapbooking)

  • Equine assisted learning

  • Many other activities included

This is a fee-for-service program that is available to organizations that have a contractual arrangement with Residents in Recovery Society or anyone wishing to private pay for services.

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