Baker House - Women

Baker House Residential Program - Women

Baker House Women’s facility is a 24-bed women only, 90-day residential facility. We also have two Level III, 2-D clinically monitored social withdrawal management beds for individuals as they take their first steps into recovery.  We are not able to offer clinically monitored withdrawal management from opiates or alcohol.

The outside activity area is partially fenced to provide privacy. Smoking is allowed during scheduled breaks for those of legal age.  Vaping is not allowed.  Visit times (pre-scheduled and pre-approved only) are from 9:30 AM to 11 AM and 1 PM to 4 PM Sundays. There are no blackout periods for visitation upon arrival.

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"I have been able to close the door to my past and some resentments that kept me loaded for a long time."

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Anthony Washington, CADC III, MAC

Maker House Men's / Women's Program Director

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Baker House (Women) Staff

Our Philosophy

Treatment at Baker House is very individualized and client centered.  This program works hard with each individual to find the inner strength and motivation to make changes for a better life with goals, hopes, and dreams.

Staff is caring and dedicated to the process of helping individuals change their behaviors and learn the skills to be successful when they return to their families and communities.

Treatment here stresses changes in thinking and behavior that come from acceptance of personal responsibility for one’s own recovery.  You will learn about alcoholism and addiction, identifying how drinking and using drugs has affected all aspects of life, finding ways to repair some of the damage, discover ways to remain clean and sober to stop the cycle of addiction, and minimize the  effects it will have on your families.

The program involves evidenced based practices with an emphasis on:

Stages of change, motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral change, relapse prevention planning, and individual, group, and family counseling.

We work with co-occurring disorders and individuals in the criminal justice system.

Many of our individuals are mothers whose children are temporarily in the custody of DHS and therefore, we are willing to become a part of that multidisciplinary team.


2 Withdrawal Management Beds

22 Bunk-style Residential Beds

Living Room Area

Commercial Kitchen

Dining Room

Laundry Area

Group Rooms

Recreation Area

Outdoor Smoking Area


Baker House is known for providing activities that incorporate learning about life.  We encourage healthy leisure activities and provide outings that include hiking, fishing,shopping, walking, cooking, and local community activities.

Church services are available on Sundays.  Exercise equipment is onsite. Many of our activities are built around practicing social skills, budgeting, and effective communication.  Our clients also provide service projects to the community to learn how to give back and be a part of community living.

If an individual is looking for community service hours we will assist them in finding an opportunity outside of their treatment hours.

A typical day in the Baker House

6 AM - Wake Up

7 AM - Breakfast

8 AM - Classes

12 PM - Lunch

5:30 PM Dinner

10 PM - Bed  - 11 PM on Weekends

Therapy and Activities

Daily classes use an evidence-based group format, rotating through the following material:

Relapse Prevention

Irrational / Criminal Thinking

Steps to Responsible Thinking

Independent Living Skills

Seeking Safety

Smoking Cessation

Art Expression with Recovery Skills

Domestic Abuse


Responsible Thinking



Peer Evaluation


Anger Management

Living In Balance

Coping Skills (DBT)


Team Building

12-step Education

Mental health services are also provided on site with ability to offer psychiatric assessment and medication management, individual and family therapy as needed.

Individuals meet with their primary drug and alcohol counselor a minimum of once a week.

Video Testimonials

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"I wanted to be in a new environment; I wanted to learn to be a good 'me.'"

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"I've learned to love myself…you can't live worrying about the past."

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"I will pursue becoming an Alcohol & Drug counselor."

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"I learned here that anger is a secondary emotion; I learned how not to go straight to anger."

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"I came to Baker House on October 16, 2014; I will have five years clean and sober this October."