Adult Residential Services

First Step's Residential Treatment for Adults

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Choices

This residential treatment court-ordered program for men consists of two-month intensive therapeutic components, followed by a four-month employment re-entry phase. For clinically appropriate men under the legal supervision of the Department of Corrections. 

Crossroads

A long-term residential program for women under supervision of the Department of Corrections, Crossroads includes individual and group therapy, life management skills, addresses anger management, communication and relationship skills.

Mothers & Infants

This long-term residential program for substance-abusing pregnant women focuses on recovery as well as teaching parenting, nutrition and life skills. For clinically and medically appropriate women.

Pathways

An intensive, 28-day recovery program, Pathways provides clients with individual and group therapy as well as experiential and psycho-educational services. Strong connections to 12-step programs exist.

Seasons

Clients with co-occurring severe mental health and substance abuse disorders receive psychiatric services, on-going group, individual and family therapy, psycho-educational groups and life skills training. Seasons serves a special population, forensic clients, under statute 916. For those with a diagnosis of substance abuse and severe mental health disorders.

Sober Housing (Royal Palms)

A halfway-house program that includes four hours of therapeutic services each week and daily involvement with 12-step programs. Clients are expected to obtain employment or pursue educational/vocational training as they begin their transition back to independent living.

Transitions

A halfway house program that includes 10 hours of therapeutic services each week and daily involvement with 12-step programs. Clients are expected to obtain employment or pursue educational/vocational training as they begin their transition back to independent living. For those who have successfully completed Pathways.

VIP-ER

The Voluntary Interim Placement-Enhanced Recovery (VIP-ER) program provides day treatment to individuals meeting the Salvation Army’s homeless criteria. Housing is provided by The Salvation Army, and First Step provides substance-abuse treatment. For homeless adults with addiction-related disorders.

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