Fairbanks to Open Women’s Treatment Program in Shelby County
January 6, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS – Fairbanks plans to open a residential treatment and recovery program for women in Shelby County. This program will provide women a healing and therapeutic environment while focusing on long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Following extensive research with former patients, referral sources and addiction professionals it was clear there was a need for residential programming specially tailored for women.
“We are very excited about this new program,” said Mark Monson, President and CEO of Fairbanks. “Our research showed a significant treatment gap for women in Indiana and the Midwest. This program is needed and will serve women who require a long-term residential setting as part of their recovery plan. Our goal is to begin providing services in late spring of this year.”
The program will be held at an existing private residence, which Fairbanks has purchased. The facility will accommodate up to 14 residents who will stay at the residence for a minimum of 30 days. Clients will attend support meetings and learn life-skills while participating in the program.
The women’s program will be modeled after Fairbanks’ nationally-recognized men’s program, La Verna Lodge, which is located in Hamilton County. As the experts in addiction, focused on recovery, Fairbanks will have the ability to provide a full continuum of care to men and women struggling with the disease of addiction.