Founded over 20 years ago in Arizona, Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program is run by Serafina Women’s Services, a division of Tucson-based CODAC Behavioral Health Services. Besides an inpatient program, Serafina Women’s Services also offers Mothers Caring About Self, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program serves pregnant, postpartum or parenting women, including financially-challenged and criminal justice clients. Residents are allowed to bring infants and children (up to six years of age) into the residence. The program also assists women who have lost custody of their children.
Accommodations and Food
Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program has a 21-bed capacity. Residents live in a small house and each woman is paired with another woman who has a child of a similar age. The dorm-style rooms are furnished with beds, cribs or small children’s beds, closets and dressers. There is a TV and residents can watch it during specific hours in the evenings and on weekends. Cell phones are not allowed, but residents have limited pay phone privileges.
There is a kitchen in the residence where the women cook their own breakfasts and lunches. Residents cook food according to a staff-provided menu that meets nutritional guidelines. Dinner is a community event and residents rotate preparing evening meals.
Treatment and Staff
At Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program, each woman receives an individualized treatment plan. Treatment length varies per resident, but typically is from six to nine months. While the rehab does not provide detox, AcuDetox, a form of acupuncture, is offered to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Medication-assisted treatment is provided for appropriate clients. Dual diagnosis support is also offered, as well as medication for co-occurring disorders. Medication is administered by visiting CODAC psychiatrists and physicians.
The facility uses an evidence-based treatment method focusing on CBT and DBT. Weekly treatment includes group therapy, individual therapy and attendance at both 12-step and SMART Recovery meetings on and off the premises. Group topics include relapse prevention, trauma issues, wellness and recovery strategies, parenting, healthy relationships and anger management.
Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program employs a total of 15 staff members including three licensed therapists, case managers and counselors. There is always a staff member available at night should a resident require assistance or someone to talk to. Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program accepts Medicaid. Most residents pay zero out of pocket and those who don’t have insurance are offered a sliding fee scale.
Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program offers vocational assistance, as well as early childhood education resources. A six month aftercare program is provided, as well as family counseling and support.
Serafina Women’s Services offers outpatient services for women with co-occurring disorders, postpartum depression and anxiety. Case managers coordinate with the client’s primary care provider, OB/GYN and psychiatrist, or provide medical referrals.
Mothers Caring About Self is a specialized IOP program for pregnant and parenting women. Clients receive individualized treatment plans and the program provides counseling services, peer support, case management and local job resources.
Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program is an affordable, compassionate program that works intimately with women and children. The goal is to help clients build a strong foundation in sobriety so they can begin to recover and provide themselves and their kids with a chance at a new life.
Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program
1650 E Fort Lowell Rd, Ste 202
Tucson, AZ 85719
Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program by phone at (520) 327-4505 or by email. Find CODAC Behavioral Health Services/Las Amigas Residential Treatment Program on Facebook and LinkedIn
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