Reunification looks a little bit different for everyone here at New Phoebe House. No matter what it looks like, it is an exciting, beautiful, and sometimes scary time. Some women have not had their children full time for quite a while; others have only been separated for a short time. The transition can be hard… Continue reading Reunification at New Phoebe House
Over the last weekend in August, 12 mothers, 13 children and 8 staff members headed off to Camp St. Albans for our annual Mother-Child Bonding Retreat. It was quite the expedition. Two van loads, five cars, one truck full of food, thirty sleeping bags, four Pack ‘n Plays, and numerous child car seats made way… Continue reading The great out-of-doors!
Dysfunctional. Unorganized. Lost. Scared. These are the words Melissa used to describe her life before New Phoebe House. She had been fighting a long and difficult battle with addiction. The father of her children had been mentally and physically abusive, leaving her homeless and staying in shelters. Moving into NPH, she felt a great combination… Continue reading Story of Success: Melissa
By Heather Sanford I have been a case manager at New Phoebe House for many years, and I have experienced my fair share of ups and downs in that time. New Phoebe House is different in the types of interactions we have with our residents. Our office is in their home – something I believe… Continue reading The Ups & Downs of Being a Case Manager
Our mission has now expanded to include treatment services for mothers. This year marks the beginning of Holistic Recovery for Mothers (HRM), a trauma-informed integrated behavioral health program to address chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health challenges. HRM is tailored to mothers with young children, and offers both outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services. The program is focused… Continue reading Holistic Recovery for Mothers
Life was feeling quite dreary for Franceane before she learned about New Phoebe House Association. Her past made it difficult for her to find housing. On one fateful day in spring of 2016, a case manager from New Phoebe House happened to visit an acquaintance at another agency where Franceane was applying for housing. It… Continue reading Story of Success: Franceane
By Christina As a child, I experienced neglect from my parents. They did not pay attention to us. They were too involved in what they were doing and were absent most of the time. They did not parent us; they let us do whatever we wanted. Because I did not have good role models for… Continue reading “New Phoebe House is helping me become a parent.”