Located in Morristown, New Jersey, about 30 miles west of New York City, Mrs. Wilson’s Treatment Services was founded as a non-profit organization in 1976 and is named for Lois Wilson, wife of AA co-founder Bill Wilson. Its mission is to help women struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. With more than 30 years of experience, the highly trained staff at Mrs. Wilson’s Halfway House provide women-only inpatient, outpatient and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) programs. Mrs. Wilson’s Treatment Services also offers transitional care in an adjacent location called Tomlinson House.
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Mrs. Wilson’s Halfway House occupies a charming Victorian in a historic neighborhood. In this cozy 18-bed facility, rooms are shared between two clients and feature twin beds, wood floors and small dressers. The house has a comfortable dining room and living room with a TV. The women have access to a large, fully stocked kitchen and take turns preparing meals for the entire group. There aren’t any restrictions on caffeine and sugar and residents can smoke in a designated area outside the home. Tomlinson House is Mrs. Wilson’s transitional living program that provides housing for an additional six women moving closer toward an independent, self-directed recovery life.
The residential program offers structured living support over the course of six to eight months. While living in the house, clients receive individual counseling once a week in addition to evidence-based group therapy several times a week. During educational talks, residents are informed about the addiction-as-a-disease model. All house members are required to attend a 12-step meeting every day. The home also helps residents build life skills by requiring them to attend school, a job or a volunteer program during the day. They also have to participate in cleaning and cooking and get along with their roommates.
The IOP program meets five days a week for three hours, a schedule that offers solid support for the women, while still giving them flexibility for their other responsibilities. The treatment is abstinence-based and the rehab accepts clients with co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The IOP includes individual therapy once a week and group therapy each day. Group topics include relapse prevention, trauma, processing, self-esteem, employment, coping skills and step study.
Mrs. Wilson’s Halfway House has a unique video intake service. Women seeking treatment can interact with the intake office through the rehab’s secure website, which is compliant with federal health privacy laws.
Clients can bring in family members for individual therapy with their primary therapist once a month. The family program also educates family members about the nature of addiction and offers coping skills and communication tools.
Kula for Karma, a non-profit therapeutic yoga organization, provides beginner yoga and meditation at the house each week.
This program offers affordable treatment in a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment. It combines an expert staff and a traditional 12-step approach with new technology and holistic offerings. Women seeking recovery should not hesitate to make Mrs. Wilson’s Halfway House their home.
Mrs. Wilson’s Halfway House Location
56 Mount Kemble Ave
Morristown, NJ 07963
Mrs. Wilson’s Halfway House Cost
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