The Haven is an 89-bed long-term treatment program for women, mothers, and their infants in Denver, Colorado. It was established in 1992 and was the first program in Colorado to accept infants into residence while their mothers received substance use treatment. Clients typically stay 9-12 months in residential treatment, followed by an additional 12 months of outpatient treatment services. The Haven serves up to 38 pregnant or post-partum women and their infants.
An article was recently published on The Haven in the Infant Mental Health Journal. The article is entitled “The Haven Mother’s House Modified Therapeutic Community: Meeting the Gap in Infant Mental Health Services for Pregnant and Parenting Mothers with Drug Addiction” and describes the evolution and workings of the program.
Reference: Bromberg, S.R., Backman, T.L., Krow, J., and Frankel, K.A. (2010). The Haven Mother’s House Modified Therapeutic Community: Meeting the Gap in Infant Mental Health Services for Pregnant and Parenting Mothers with Drug Addiction. Infant Mental Health Journal, 31(3): 255-276.