GMMA Day 2: The Women’s Treatment Center


For a quick review of what’s going on here, see yesterday’s post.

By now, my featuring of this organization is truly a part of the tradition:

 

The Women’s Treatment Center provides concrete, essential services to help women address the incredible challenge of drug addiction. For women with children, beating addiction is not just about getting clean- it’s about figuring out who is going to care for your children while you do, and repairing your relationship with them as you get better.

The mission of The Women’s Treatment Center is “to provide women with a continuum of care, recovery tools, and parenting skills to maintain a sober lifestyle as they rebuild their lives and mend the bonds with their families.”

TWTC provides essential medical, mental health, and social services in a setting that can accommodate children in residential treatment.  That means that while they are receiving treatment, mothers receive parenting classes and guidance, and are able to continue to build and repair relationships with their children, rather than being separated from them for weeks or months at a time.  TWTC is also one of the few facilities in the  country that has a crisis nursery, which can provide 24-hour care for a woman’s children when she is unable to care for them herself.  This reduces one of the major barriers to treatment, as a woman can enter detox knowing that her children are safe, well cared for, and close.

In short, The Women’s Treatment Center is committed to helping women conquer substance abuse while honoring, protecting, and building essential family relationships.  Its programs address the parallel issues of treating substance abuse and taking proactive steps to prevent child abuse and neglect.  It’s an important place, and I’m happy to support them every year.  Thank you all for helping, too.


43 Responses to GMMA Day 2: The Women’s Treatment Center

  1. Ris says:

    I love this one. Thank you for doing this, kind friend.

  2. Pamela says:

    Important indeed.

  3. Katie says:

    What a great organization.

  4. Silvia says:

    Great cause to give to!

  5. I love that you always feature this organization. Go you!

  6. Elissa says:

    Thank you for doing this!

  7. Lawyerish says:

    Another good one!

  8. Angela (@Aferg22) says:

    Thank you so much for doing this. It is so nice to see good in the world.

  9. K says:

    I love their focus on relationships and equipping individuals/showing them HOW to repair them. Such a vital piece of healing.

  10. Miriel says:

    I love that there’s a nursery!

  11. Katie says:

    Sounds like a great organization!

  12. Hillary says:

    Thank you for doing this every year.

  13. Swistle says:

    I love this organization.

  14. H says:

    Thank you!

  15. parodie says:

    Wonderful!

  16. Andrea says:

    Such a great organization.

  17. Kristabella says:

    Excellent choice. Thanks for doing this!

  18. Melissa says:

    Fantastic!

  19. Christy says:

    Consider it commented upon.

  20. Arwen says:

    The words “crisis nursery” made me choke up. What a worthy cause. Thanks for featuring this one, K!

  21. Abby says:

    Thank you for doing this.

  22. Sarah says:

    What a wonderful organization.

  23. Matti says:

    Day Two!!! I also love this organization, so double win :)

  24. Kelly says:

    fantastic choice!

  25. Allison says:

    Another deserving charity. Thanks!

  26. Anne says:

    I donate to TWTC every year. Love them.

  27. Alice says:

    This is one of my favorites every year. Off I go to donate!

  28. amy says:

    Looks like you picked another great org.

  29. Sarah says:

    Thanks for highlighting a great center and cause!

  30. Gretchen says:

    Thank you!

  31. Sounds like a great charity!

  32. Julie says:

    What a great organization, and you’re still awesome.

  33. Morgan says:

    What a great organization!

  34. NGS says:

    It’s too bad more organizations that deal with mental health, addiction, and the dynamics of family aren’t able to provide services to everyone in need! What a great organization.

  35. Jesabes says:

    I love being reminded of this one every year.

  36. Susie says:

    Just under the wire!