Specialized Services

Community and Family Resources offers a variety of specialized behavioral health care services to assist clients in meeting their treatment goals and overcoming challenges. Our professional staff maintains training in evidence-based and state of the art treatment programs designed to “go the extra mile” in order to support clients in the recovery process and develop skills necessary for achieving healthy and productive lives.

Women with Children/HUGS Program

Recovering from addiction is never easy. Recovering women with children face even more challenges. Because we at Community and Family Resources recognize that these additional challenges can become obstacles to recovery, we support women with children by providing additional services to fill in the gaps and overcome the roadblocks.

Community and Family Resources understands that the road to recovery can be a long and bumpy one for the whole family. Because addiction is a family disease, emphasis is placed on providing support to the whole family throughout the process.

The HUGS (Helping Us Grow Strong) program is the link between women with children and the resources they need to grow strong and heal. HUGS provide additional mentoring services, advocacy, and referrals to community-based resources. HUGS can provide transportation and child care assistance, allowing women with children to attend treatment and other health related services. Women's issues groups as well as parenting, self esteem, and other self-care groups are offered.

HUGS is one of the many services provided at Community and Family Resources that allows people the opportunity to grow and heal while retaining dignity.

Prime for Life: Drunk Driving School

This program fulfills the Department of Transportation requirements for 12 hours of education for drunk driving offenses. It utilizes the Prime for Life Curriculum from the Prevention Research Institute that teaches offenders how to reduce risk for drinking. Most attendees are individuals who have received an OWI and/or Zero Tolerance Charge. In some cases, other individuals who could benefit from the information presented in Prime for Life may be recommended to attend.

Access to Recovery (ATR)

Clients that meet eligibility requirements may participate in the Access to Recovery Program (ATR) where they may choose from several recovery-oriented services to assist them in the journey to recovery. Such assistance includes case management services focusing on job readiness, housing, and job search skills; recovery calls; co-pay assistance for those receiving services under the Iowa Department of Public Health grant; transportation assistance in the form of gas cards or bus passes; dental services; sober living activities, such as retreats with the 12-Step community; utility assistance; and wellness programs.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) utilizes skill building techniques, which teach us how to deal with emotions and life stress in ways that improve our ability to manage our feelings and promote better relationships. The four modules of skill development in DBT include mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT can be a helpful approach for clients who struggle with feeling controlled by their emotions, experience difficulty building healthy and stable relationships, find it challenging to understand or accept their own experience, or struggle to maintain a positive outlook.

Distance Treatment

Community and Family Resources helps clients overcome barriers to treatment through the use of technology. Through the Iowa Recovery Health Information Technology (IRHIT) statewide grant, we utilize tools such as webcams, email, group chats, and cell phones to bring substance abuse treatment to those who cannot come to it. The number of in-person office visits required may be drastically reduced through participation in this program, though they are still required at times.