Coventry House is a 10-bed residential program for substance-abusing pregnant women and those with children age 5 and under. The program addresses substance use and mental health issues without disrupting the family unit. Empowerment, self-esteem, abstinence and independence are addressed, along with the importance of bonding and attachment to the child. The typical length of stay is four to six months.
Coventry House is a long term (4-6 months) residential substance abuse treatment facility which provides comprehensive substance abuse services for pregnant and parenting women ages 18 and over. Coventry House has bilingual/bi-cultural staff and provides gender responsive, trauma informed care to all clients. The capacity of Coventry House is up to 10 women and 11 children. Mothers are allowed to bring up to two children (5 years old and younger) with them to the program when space is available.
The program at Coventry House addresses the cultural and ethnic factors affecting substance use, and is designed to help residents cope with the changes brought on by alcohol and/or drug abuse. Emphasis is placed on residents developing healthy, strong relationships with their children, and working with babies and children on their developmental skills.
Coventry House serves clients from the State of Connecticut. The majority of the clients are already insured through Medicaid LIA, Husky or Title XIX, but insurance is not a requirement for admission. While in the program, clients are assisted in obtaining insurance and appropriate entitlements, as well as housing resources.
Coventry House serves a culturally and ethnically diverse population and accepts clients receiving methadone or Suboxone treatment.
Coventry House provides variety of clinical and case management services including daily clinical groups, individual sessions with the counselors, psychiatric care, parenting services, assistance with housing, employment, legal issues, and more.
Clients who complete the Coventry House program achieve tools to maintain long term sobriety, improve parenting skills, develop a sense of self-worth, resolve legal issues, and improve relationships with significant others. Their physical and mental health improves and they have knowledge on how to manage good health. They have good understanding of their emotional, psychological and spiritual needs that require ongoing attention, and utilize sober support available in the community. Some clients are discharged to their own apartments, and some decide to go back to their families. All clients leave the program with solid aftercare plans designed to prevent relapse and improve their quality of life.
All former clients are encouraged to use Coventry House as a support in their recovery plans. Coventry House opens the doors to all former clients to participate in a weekly self-help meeting on Monday evenings.