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Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Women (Project REWARD)

Family & Children’s Agency offers Project REWARD, an outpatient substance use disorder recovery and mental health program for women. Through Project REWARD, a continuum of care is offered, including an Intensive Outpatient Program and a variety of outpatient treatment options. The program is designed to meet the specific needs of women in recovery and to provide the support and safety that an all-women’s program can ensure. Women who participate in the Project REWARD program receive:

  • Transportation provided for participants living in: Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, Weston, and Wilton
  • HUSKY accepted
Evaluation and Assessment

Women who are referred to Project REWARD will meet privately with a clinician for a comprehensive substance use and mental health evaluation to determine if treatment is recommended and the appropriate level of care. Other services include:

  • Treatment recommendations and referrals
  • Medication management (if needed)
  • Early intervention and engagement
  • Drug and alcohol screens
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This level of care is for women who are actively using substances or are new in recovery.  Participants receive individual weekly sessions with their clinician, drug and alcohol screens, medication management, case management, and psychiatric evaluation as needed in addition to joining the IOP group sessions. To reduce barriers to treatment, transportation is included to and from IOP groups via Uber Health. The group program takes place three days each week for three hours each day and the average program participation is 10 weeks. IOP group curriculum includes topics like:

  • Relapse prevention skills
  • Emotion/anger management skills
  • Stress management techniques
  • Mindfulness/relaxation
  • Domestic violence 
  • Parenting skills
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Co-dependency issues
  • Trauma Recovery and Empowerment 
Early Intervention Outpatient

Services provided at this level of care are appropriate for those who have completed our Intensive Outpatient Program, as well as women in long-term recovery. Outpatient treatment offers continued support and connection for those who would benefit from ongoing treatment. Outpatient services include:

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation, if needed
  • Medication management
  • Drug and alcohol screens
  • Case management
  • Aftercare planning

For more information on Project REWARD, please contact 203-523-5793.

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“Before, I thought I could do everything on my own and I didn't need anybody. That was my biggest mistake. I feel the opposite now. It's so important to have people you can talk to and turn to without fear of being judged. I don't see my recovery without Project REWARD.”
— Project REWARD client
“This journey of mine was made so much easier with the help of FCA. I looked forward to each and every appt. It changed my life for sure!”
— Project REWARD client
“I’m very grateful for FCA. If I didn’t start FCA I wouldn’t be the person I am today.”
— Project REWARD client
“Best decision I ever made was to reach out to FCA. I’m a better person with clearer life goals and a more open mind.”
— Behavioral Health client