This comprehensive family treatment program called the Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education and Services (Arkansas CARES) focuses on breaking the cycle of maternal addiction.
Arkansas CARES serves addicted mothers, their children, and their families. Established in 1992, the mission of Arkansas CARES is to provide a family-centered approach to decrease maternal substance abuse and promote healthy family outcomes through prevention, treatment education, research and advocacy.
Arkansas CARES offers comprehensive, coordinated family treatment services to decrease maternal addiction and lessen addiction's harmful effects on children, families and our community. Most women served by Arkansas CARES enter the program either pregnant or with young children, single, poor, unemployed, with health problems and legal difficulties ranging from child protection cases to drug-related arrests.
Arkansas CARES is licensed as a mental health provider for children and adults, a substance abuse treatment center, and provider of early intervention services.
Families who are fighting a drug or alcohol problem need real help, not harsh judgment, and real help is what Arkansas CARES provides.
From child care and parenting support to mental health services and job preparedness training, Arkansas CARES specializes in guiding families through recovery to a full and healthy life ... together.
Using a multidisciplinary team approach, Arkansas CARES provides integrated services to women with substance addictions and to their children on the Fillmore Street Campus in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Referral Sources: court system, child protective services, Department of Human Services, physicians, self-referrals
Capacity: 14 mothers and 30 children
Length of stay: 6 months
Criteria for acceptance: mothers who are pregnant or who have children up to age 12, and have a mental health diagnosis coupled with a secondary substance abuse diagnosis.
Uses the Teaching-Family Model
Payment Sources: a variety of funding sources including federal, state, and local grants, private donations, and Medicaid
Aftercare, placement and follow-up: continuing care is offered for up to three years, and includes case management services, relapse prevention, and/or therapy.
Send an e-mail to CARES Admissions for additional information.