La Verna Lodge for Women Now Open in Shelby County

La Verna Lodge for Women, a program of Fairbanks, opened on
Monday, October 7, 2013. Located in Shelby County, Indiana, La Verna Lodge for
Women is a state licensed residential treatment and recovery program for women who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.

This gender‐specific program has the capacity to serve up to 10 women at time and offers an individualized treatment plan with a flexible length of stay ranging from a minimum of a 30 day commitment to stays lasting longer than 90 days.

“La Verna Lodge for Women is a vital component to Fairbanks’ full continuum of care,” said Mark Monson, President and CEO of Fairbanks. “We understand the unique needs of women who struggle with the disease of addiction and are pleased that we can now offer a long‐term, trauma‐informed program specially tailored for women.”

Modeled after the nationally‐recognized men’s program, La Verna Lodge for Women focuses on all aspects of a person’s life; physical, emotional and spiritual. Daily activities include: meditation, community meetings, individual therapy, self‐reflection and experiential therapy. Residents of La Verna Lodge for Women receive the necessary tools and support needed for lifelong sobriety.

If you or someone you know would like information on La Verna Lodge or would like help, please visit or call 877.290.3946.