Women’s Programs

Substance Abuse Treatment

Group sessions in substance abuse treatment are gender specific.  Women’s groups address women’s issues including improving their understanding of their behaviors, improving self esteem and self confidence, learning more about their behaviors in their relationships.  Women will also have the opportunity to learn healthy tools  and coping skills to deal with day to day life issues.  Most important is restoring a sense of self-respect and a positive relationship with oneself. 

Women’s Empowerment Program


The Women’s Empowerment (WE) Program is designed to assist victims of past or present domestic abuse. It is a 14 week program in which women from different walks of life gather in a therapeutic group setting.  The program has a variety of purposes including:

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  1. Educating women about domestic violence dynamics

  2. Assisting her in healing from emotional and psychological abuse

  3. Increasing a woman’s self-worth

  1. Providing a supportive, non-judgmental environment

  2. Facilitating adjustments

  3. Helping a woman make her own decisions  

If you want to know if the Women’s Empowerment Program is appropriate for you, please answer the following questions:


  1. Do you feel like no matter what you do it’s not good enough for him?

  2. Do you seek closeness and connection but somehow end up feeling rejected and alone?

  3. When something goes wrong in the relationship, is it always “your fault”?

  4. Have you begun to shut down because you think “what’s the use”?

  5. Do you accommodate to his desires at the expense of what feels comfortable and acceptable for you?

  6. Do people that care about you voice concerns, because “you’re no longer the way you used to be” or “you’re different when he’s around”?

  7. Do you have a relationship with the man he can be rather than the one he really is?

  8. Do you have to keep secrets about him or cover up for him from people close to you?

  9. Do you fear his reactions to decisions you make?

  10. Have your children made comments about how you and them would be better off without him?

  11. Have you begun to wonder what your life would be like without having to always walk on eggshells?

  12. Do you feel pressured to perform physically, emotionally and sexually just to “keep him happy”?

  13. Are you constantly feeling guilty and inadequate in your relationship?

  14. Have you stopped participating in events and activities you once found fulfilling “just to avoid an argument”?

  15. Does he intimidate you with looks and threats?

  16. Has he hit you and/or threatened to do something physical to you and/or your children?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the Women’s Empowerment program may be appropriate for you. The problem in your relationship may not be a relationship issue, but rather an abusive one. You are not alone.  Many women like you keep accommodating to “keep the family together” or “keep the peace.” It is natural to want a family; however, hoping that this time he will change or things will “somehow” get better will only drain you emotionally. Feel free to call the office and speak to a counselor about ways to get helped.