Program Goals & Components
Each woman who graduates from Anderson House obtains a clear understanding of her personal liabilities, strengths and values and tools necessary to become a drug-free, contributing member of the community.
During their stay at Anderson House, residents:
- Work closely with a dedicated counselor to develop and progress through an individualized treatment plan.
- Participate in individual, group and family counseling with certified professionals.
- Obtain a full-time job within 35 days and begin paying toward their treatment fee on a sliding scale.
- Find an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) sponsor, call her daily and see her on a regular basis.
- Attend AA and NA meetings and build a network of recovering women in the local community.
- Participate in life skills education classes that teach personal financial skills, parenting, interpersonal communications, nutritional meal planning and preparation, health and wellness, healthy relationship skills, and conflict resolution.
- Develop a budget and begin paying off legal and childcare obligations.
- Access necessary medical and dental care and resolve outstanding legal issues.
During their treatment at Anderson House, residents progress through a three-phase program based on The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
1. During the Foundation Phase, residents:
- Develop an increased awareness of their addictive disease and create a basic foundation in the Twelve Step recovery model.
- Establish a therapeutic relationship with their counselors and become familiar with the rules and routines of Anderson House.
- Form connections with the recovering community.
2. During the Self-Discovery Phase, residents:
- Begin to explore the underlying barriers to recovery, ineffective behavior patterns, and the negative consequences they have had on their lives.
- Begin to explore and gain an understanding of their own personal values, morals, and beliefs.
- Develop healthier relationships and more effective coping skills.
3. During the Transition Phase, residents:
- Put their new-found skills into practical use during weekends spent in the community where they will live.
- Develop and practice implementing a plan for self-sufficient, sober living within the community of choice including plans for housing, relapse prevention, and establishing and strengthening support networks.
For more information, contact us at (973) 380-0905. Office hours are 9 AM to 5 PM, but we will get back to you as soon as possible no matter when you call, so please leave a message.