Fresh Start Family Focused Recovery

Fresh Start Recovery Center

A family-focused residential addictions treatment program for mothers and their children.

The Fresh Start Recovery Center focuses on helping mothers recover from opioid and other drug addictions and have healthy children. Fresh Start Recovery Center serves pregnant women and mothers struggling with addiction.

This program uniquely allows mothers and children to remain together during treatment. We are located in Indianapolis, Evansville and Winchester and accept referrals from anywhere in Indiana. Our residential treatment provides 24/7 support to clients. During your stay, you will receive services tailored to your goals.

This program meets the American Society of Addiction Medicine level 3.5 criteria and is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

We are able to help with

  • Addiction Treatment
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Parenting Skills Development
  • Connection with Housing
  • Planning for Aftercare
  • Family and Couples Counseling
  • Connection to Community Resources
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Connection to Medical and Psychiatric Care
  • Court Advocacy
    • DCS/Family Court
    • Criminal Court

All staff are trained in

  • Trauma-informed Care
  • Gender Responsive Care
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Warning Signs of Abuse
  • Crib Safety
  • Age-appropriate Activities for Children

Have questions or need to make a referral?

Use the links below or call (833) 659-4357

The Family Focused Recovery program provides residential treatment for pregnant women and mothers with substance use disorder (SUD), along with their children. 

This Ohio-based program offers trauma informed, evidence-based clinical services provided by licensed and trained treatment professionals with a focus on whole-family recovery. Family Focused Recovery helps women recover from SUD, breaks the cycle of addiction in families, improves health outcomes, and promotes the birth of healthy babies.

Our Services Include:

  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Recovery and peer support
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Parenting and life skills development
  • Family Coaching
  • Pregnancy and childbirth education
  • Childcare
  • Intensive outpatient services
  • Aftercare and community reintegration

Filling a Gap in the Community

The impacts of expecting mothers with SUD can affect whole families and communities – newborns suffer neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), minors enter the child welfare system, and mothers often lose custody of their children.

  • Ohio has one of the highest rates of drug overdose deaths involving opioids in the U.S. which has been highly correlated to the high NAS birth rate. (CDC, Drug Overdose Deaths, 2019)
  • The numbers of NAS births have seen an 82% increase in rate of newborns exposed to opiates in the past eight years and NAS birth spend nearly doubled from 2016-2018.
  • Columbus has the highest NAS birth rate of all major Ohio cities.

Our Fresh Start Recovery Centers are family-focused residential treatment programs that provide a foundation for women to successfully recover from addiction while caring for their children.

I have seen such a huge improvement with my client, and she is headed in the right direction. I keep seeing and hearing things about VOA, and many people are recognizing the need for more programs like yours throughout the state.

Shelly, Family Case Manager, Indiana Department of Child Services
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