Our residential program is a rigorous three-phase program designed for women over the age of 18 who are ready and willing to affect change in their life. The duration of each phase is not predetermined and is based on achievement and experience. It can take a participant up to two years to move through all phases.
Recovery is the first phase, which provides participants a safe place to explore the decisions that created vulnerability in their lives and help them change in those areas. They are able to focus entirely on their challenges and building the tools that will help them manage their trauma triggers for the rest of their lives.
At the facility, care coaches walk alongside each survivor through all aspects of her individualized program, including the Next Wise Choice curriculum. The curriculum, with assessment tools entwined, generally takes about nine months for a survivor to move through to build a better life for herself. Dorothy’s House works with each participant to determine the ideal length of her residential treatment.
Transitions is the next phase for participants who successfully complete our Recovery program. After achieving certain milestones, participants continue the Next Wise Choice curriculum and gain further independence as they continue to build personal and professional skills.
Transformations is the final stage where participants move into independent subsidized housing and establish their independence in the community. They continue following the Next Wise Choice curriculum and use it as the foundation as they achieve and evolve personal and professional goals. With continued support from our staff, they put their newly established skills to the test in real-life situations.