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Women and Children's Center

Adult Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is the program?
A: The length of treatment depends on the type of care that is needed and your level of motivation. This will be based on the needs of you and your family, and how you are able to progress in servies. The therapist will work with you to help determine this from the very start of therapy services.

Q: When do my children become involved?
A: You will enter the program first. Once you have settled in the program, your children will join you.

Q: Can I have visitors?
A: Yes, we encourage your family and friends to be involved in your treatment and to visit you. Family and friends who wish to visit are asked to participate in a family programming before visits can begin. Family Day is held on Fridays, twice a month.

Q: What will my children do all day?
A: Children who are of school age will attend public school during the school year and outside activities such as Boys Club or Girls Inc. in the summer. Younger children will participate in our on-site licensed daycare or in preschool/Head Start in the surrounding community.

Q: What is inpatient treatment?
A: Inpatient treatment provides a living environment with treatment services. Treatment in these programs last on average 90 days, but may be longer or shorter depending on the patient. Often times a patient's contact with family and friends is initially restricted. This helps the person become part of the treatment community and adjust to his or her surroundings. Inpatient programs are especially helpful to people who do not have a stable living environments, employment or family support. They are also well-suited for people with addictions who have been unable to stay sober or drug-free in other treatment programs.

For more information, or to get help, call The Connecting Point at 712-234-2300 or 1-800-472-9018