Family House

90 Day Residential Program
Women and Children
Parenting Skills and Child Bonding
Safe, Compassionate, and Accessible

When a mom needs help recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, she needs to know her children are safe.

Austin Recovery is one of only three treatment centers in Texas offering women the opportunity to bring a child with them into treatment. This allows women to focus fully on recovery without worrying about their family.

For more than 25 years, Austin Recovery’s Family House has pioneered this highly specialized form of treatment providing quality services to a mother and a child under the age of six-years-old. A state grant affords women 90+ days of treatment for themselves and specialized therapies for their young children.

During the day, children attend on-site daycare. This allows mothers to participate in a full, daily, treatment schedule while still remaining close to their children. For mothers who are breastfeeding or postpartum, this is especially important.Austin Recovery provides three, balanced, nutritious meals a day plus snacks for you and your children.

Living quarters in Austin Recovery’s Family House allow families to stay together. The community in Family House works as a team and grows together in a family-like environment.

Family House clients receive weekly intensive on-site case management while in residential treatment, as well as continued intensive in-home case management post discharge from treatment. Parent Educators also provide evidence-based parenting education using the Nurturing Parenting curriculum.

Austin Recovery’s Family House treatment program was created to help families form healthy boundaries and relationships while recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. During the day, mom learns more about her addiction and how to create a new life in recovery for her and her family.

Daily schedules include classes on 12-Step recovery, relapse protection, parenting skills, life-skills, self-esteem and self-awareness. Each mom participates in weekly, individual, counseling sessions and daily process groups to learn healthier ways to process information and feelings that will help them in their recovery.

While moms attend classes at Austin Recovery, they can be assured their children are receiving the best possible care while building friendships and learning as they go. Following daily programming, playtime is used to teach them how to interact with other kids and share the many joys of bonding with mom. Austin Recovery’s facilities include a complete, well-stocked playroom, on-site daycare, as well as a protected, outside, gated playground.

Austin Recovery wants to help women become whole and happy again. For more information, please call a Care Coordinator at (512) 697-8600.