WRC Newly Renovated Space



On January 30, 2020, we celebrated the completion of our five-year capital campaign led by Dave and Lisa O’Brien and introduced our newly renovated building. The beautiful, newly renovated space contains two large group treatment rooms, two large meeting rooms, new office spaces for staff, a work-out facility, a child care area with a child-friendly bathroom, four huddle rooms, and a new welcoming waiting room for our clients.


Thanks to the generous donations to our capital campaign, Rebuilding Lives, the Women’s Recovery Center’s facility is positioned to serve a high demand for our services. The grand opening of our renovated building gives us the capacity to serve as many as 120 clients at once. We’ve reduced our wait times to 24 hours or less. Our clients rely on our building as a welcoming space and tool essential to recovery. Our post-graduation 90-day success rate for client sobriety (52.6 percent) continues to improve. We’re confident the combination of our redesigned facility and new partnerships for housing, transportation, and employment will soon help two-thirds or more of our clients realize the 90-day mark for successful recoveries.

In 2019, there were 526,801 women at the age of 18 and older in Cuyahoga County (statistic published by The Center for Community Solutions). The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality estimates that 15.4% (81,127) of these women have used an illicit drug in the past year. Women who are victims/survivors of domestic violence are at increased risk of substance use. Divorce, loss of child custody, or the death of a loved one can trigger women’s substance use or other mental health disorders. Women who use certain substances may be more likely to have panic attacks, anxiety, or depression.

It is our goal to provide a safe and healthy place for the women that come to us seeking freedom from substance use disorder. We firmly believe that a strong, healthy, and empowering healing environment increases the chances of long-term sobriety for our clients. We know that, along with a newly renovated space with increased capacity to treat women and provide their children child care, we can further fulfill our mission of liberating lives, treating addiction, as we have since 1986.