Located in Arlington, Virginia, The Women’s Home is a long-term sober living facility that has provided transitional residential support for women since 1963. Since its founding, the organization upgraded to a larger home, close to Virginia Hospital Center, and is now licensed by the state to provide drug and alcohol treatment as well.
Accommodations and Amenities
The three-story, 4,800 square foot home can accommodate 12 women in double and single-occupancy bedrooms and two shared bathrooms for all residents. There is a community TV room with several plush couches, exercise equipment and a computer with internet access. In addition, the home has a proper living room, full kitchen with a pantry and a dining room with a long table for residents to share meals together. Clients pay for their own groceries and cook their own meals.
Rules and Regulations
All residents are required to attend at least five AA/NA meetings a week while also keeping a log of their daily recovery activities. This can include reading, prayers, calling or meeting with a sponsor, or doing stepwork. Upon intake, residents are given individualized treatment plans that determine the topics that should be focused on during their individual and group therapy sessions run by the staff. A minimum of three months stay is required, however clients may be in the program for up to a year provided they maintain their sobriety and submit to regular and random urinalysis tests. Residents are also expected to keep a job, attend school or otherwise stay active in the local community. The facility is monitored around the clock by a resident house manager.
The Women’s Home tends to an on-site fruit and vegetable garden during the summer, which is incorporated as part of the house chores, designed to teach clients responsibility as well as learning a practical skill.
The Women’s Home is a unique sober living facility in that it offers basic treatment during residency. However, unlike standard residential treatment, clients are given their fair share of independence—such as holding down a job or be attending school— with additional social permissions earned as progress is made through the program. The structure of The Women’s Home is a great option for women looking for a recovery program that is less intense than inpatient but more immersed than outpatient treatment.
The Women’s Home
Arlington, VA 22207
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