Treating Addiction, Liberating Lives. 

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Our Approach

Women’s Recovery Center is a unique place. We utilize a gender-specific, holistic, trauma-integrated approach to treating substance use disorder and integrating physical health, emotional healing, and family reunification. We recognize the disease as a chronic illness that needs lifelong maintenance. Our welcoming, beautiful space with individualized care is a great combination to help our clients through the recovery process. Our clients that walk through our doors know they have found not just a treatment center but a home to walk through the recovery process. 

The women who enter our doors are complex and have faced multiple traumas contributing to their substance use. Using a trauma-integrated model, our addiction counselors help clients learn about their disease, how it developed, and how to cope in a sober environment. Our graduates develop life management skills, parenting skills, and an overall sense of independence and self-sufficiency.

Our Mission

The mission of the Women’s Recovery Center is to serve women and their families by providing comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, prevention, and education programs that are client-centered, family-based, and recovery-focused.

At the Women’s Recovery Center, treatment services are individualized. Our three-stage, comprehensive addiction treatment programs include trauma recovery education, family roles, and relationships education, parenting classes, art therapy, individual needs assessment, case management, and relapse prevention education.  Women’s Recovery Center provides treatment for all women regardless of their ability to pay for services. Fees are on a sliding scale, with most clients asked to pay nothing. Medicaid is accepted and covers the total cost of services.

WRC received the 2020 Stockyard Community Champion Award from the MetroWest Community Development Organization. In March 2021, the Women’s Recovery Center received 3-year initial CARF accreditation. CARF helps us ensure future success and sustainability by incorporating quality standards, expanding revenue streams, and represents our commitment to providing superior treatment for women and their families suffering from addiction.


With the mantra, Treating Addiction, Liberating Lives, the Women’s Recovery Center has been a unique organization dedicated to comprehensively addressing the complex and critical needs of medically disadvantaged women who have been affected by substance use disorder. Through our thirty-five years of existence, there have been 584 babies born drug-free to former clients of the Center. Every day, we are grateful to witness the miracles of recovery.

Our Services & Programs

Women’s Recovery Center operates three substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs offered in the mornings. The programs are intensive outpatient (IOP), relapse prevention/outpatient (OP), and aftercare treatment. In all programs, treatment planning includes individual and group therapy, trauma-informed therapy, case management, parenting class, peer support, medication-assisted treatment (connecting if necessary), HIV/STI education and safety planning, art workshop, nutrition, and integration of physical health. Clients also have access to regular donations of clothing, children's items, hygiene products, and snacks. Free bus passes help clients access treatment, and we have onsite child care for all office hours. We recently completed our onsite recreational room where clients can use exercise as a coping tool.
Partnerships include LegalWorks (onsite legal help), Ohio State Extension (nutrition classes), Care Alliance (HIV education), and BioSphere (trauma education). Our main referral partners include other treatment agencies, the Department of Children and Family Services, local courts, and local probation departments.

Group Lecture

Phase I

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Phase I is a four-week program, meeting three times weekly. The curriculum focuses on the disease concept, defense mechanisms used by addicts, denial, and greater understanding of the consequences caused by their use and behaviors.

Phase II

Relapse Prevention (OP)

Phase II is a five-week program, meeting twice weekly. The client creates a relapse prevention plan and gains knowledge, positive coping skills, and responsible and sober life management. In Phase II, clients are encouraged to participate in a five-week Parenting Class to prepare to be a clean and sober parent as the family engages in reunification

Phase III


Phase III is an eight-week program, meeting once per week. The focus is on building support networks for continued sobriety through self-discovery and journal writing.

Get Involved with WRC

Are you interested in helping the Women’s Recovery Center? Read about some of the ways you can get involved, and use the form below to contact us about volunteering, joining the Board of Directors, or doing an internship.

We Want You To Succeed 


“I hit Rock Bottom in an extremely hard and tough manner, but by doing so it allowed me to use those pieces of my life. I’m learning how to build those pieces into a solid foundation that will get stronger and stronger and help me to grow into not the person I was before, not the person I am now, but the person I truly want to be.”

– Former Client

“When we come into Recovery, we start off on a new path. Then, as addicts, we decide between two paths. Do we want to stay on the old path that seemed not just easy, but routine and comfortable? Or try to stay on this new path that
seems rocky, brand new, and we do not know where it may lead? Through my sober programs, I am determined to stay on my new rocky path, because it is teaching me to deal with myself as new and the world as new. With the strength we build and the tools we learn, we can learn to deal with anything head on and know that we will be okay and safe in the end.”

– Former Client 

“The IOP program is wonderful and I truly enjoy coming and look forward to it every single week. My counselor, Ms. Carol is sweet, caring, and encouraging and I am so incredibly happy that she is guiding me in my recovery. She, as well as everyone at the center, honestly wants to see every single one of us girls recover successful. I could not say anything better about this program and the employees there.“

– Former Client 

Reach Out


6209 Storer Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Tel: 216-651-1450
Fax: 216-651-4351