CFR has a longstanding commitment to the families of those in recovery. Combining substance use treatment and housing for families with children means a chance for a family to live in safe, affordable, drug-free housing with ready access to ongoing treatment and support; to stabilize employment and become self-sufficient; and to break the cycle of substance use in the family and embark on a new life.
CFR has twelve furnished Transitional Housing apartments located in Iowa City: ten with two bedrooms and two with three bedrooms. The purpose of the program is to support parents in recovery in making a successful transition from primary treatment to self-sufficient, independent, and responsible living as family members and members of the community.
While in transitional housing, residents are connected with resources in the community. The program includes counseling and case management services to address issues such as prenatal and family health care, mental health concerns, parenting, childcare, transportation, job seeking/retention, budgeting, and financial management.
We provide a “starter” package of household items, including linens, cookware, dishes, cleaning items, and baby supplies. These items are donated by local groups and individuals. If a family stays in the program for at least six months, the “starter” package is gifted to them to take to their next home. We feel it makes a significant difference for families to own and care for these items.
Residents of the Transitional Housing program are required to:
Be an Iowa resident
Participate in treatment services as recommended
Remain drug- and alcohol-free
Pay rent or a portion of rent as determined by Section 8 rental assistance
Agree to program requirements