Isabella Houses includes a Therapeutic Child Care Program which provides for children of parents receiving residential substance use disorder services. Services are for the care, protection, and treatment of children who are at risk of abuse, neglect, and eventual substance abuse. Childcare is provided at a minimum of four hours per day, five days per week.

Therapeutic Childcare:

  • Provides a safe and nurturing environment for children when their parent is in treatment.

  • Prevents parent/child separation and encourages family stability.

  • Provides parenting skills and can improve skills during treatment.

  • Provides children who are exposed to drugs and/or alcohol during pregnancy with needed assistance to regain normal development.

Services include:

  • Developmental assessments;

  • Play therapy;

  • Behavioral modification;

  • Individual counseling;

  • Self-esteem building; and

  • Family intervention to modify parenting behavior and/or the child’s environment to eliminate/prevent the child’s dysfunctional behavior.