The Haven is an 65-bed Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC) located in Denver, Colorado for women, mothers and their infants. Licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health, the program offers long-term, intensive treatment for clients with addictions. Clients are referred from the Department of Human Services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the criminal justice system, homeless shelters, friends and family members, or through self-referral.
Established in 1992, The Haven was the first program in Colorado to accept infants into residence while their mothers received substance abuse treatment – keeping children out of the foster care system. The Haven is part of the Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) program of the University of Colorado Denver. Today, The Haven is three facilities located on the Ft. Logan campus and can serve up to 26 pregnant or post-partum women and their infants.
Haven clients stay approximately 12 months in residential treatment, followed by an additional 12 months of outpatient MTC treatment services. Long-term outcomes are very positive. In fact, 90.1 percent of mothers who enter The Haven remain drug-, alcohol-, and crime-free two years after completion. [Program Details...]
Program staff is comprised of licensed professionals and certified addictions counselors from a variety of professional fields; many are themselves in recovery from substance addiction. Medicaid is accepted for women (if eligible) who enter the program while pregnant. Medicaid is accepted for eligible pregnant women and will pay for treatment up to 12 moths post-partum.
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