Recovery is never easy, and like anything else my stay here had its ups and downs but the staff here is amazing and never gave up on me! Truly a great program that I would recommend to any woman struggling with addiction. :: Kayla B.
The establishment of Clearview Recovery's Women and Children's Program was born as many individuals were concerned that women could not take their children with them when entering substance abuse treatment unless they were out of the Central Iowa area. Some of the judges had indicated that they would return a children or delay terminating parental rights if there was a treatment center for women and their children specifically in Polk and Jasper counties.
Another factor associated with the creation of Clearview was the documented need for gender-specific treatment facilities. Women, single and divorced mothers face a truly difficult task in entering treatment and changing their lifestyle, entering a recovery process and the monumental task that presents to unskilled, poorly educated women.
The primary goal of the Women and Children's Program is to assist the women in entering a solid recovery process. This includes attending parenting classes, learning job or training skills, improving self-esteem, and slowly becoming able to deal with life on life's terms. Many of our clients have already lost parental rights for one or more of their children. A child can be a strong motivator with women entering treatment and maintaining a strong recovery after treatment.
Variable programming allows Clearview Recovery substantial flexibility with various lengths of stay in various levels of care. The program offers many of the components of traditional treatment along with additional treatment segments geared specifically towards women and single mothers.
Family participation and regular, frequent attendance at 12-step groups during treatment make it much easier for the women to continue participation in 12-step programs after treatment.