Cornerstone Recovery Program for Young Women

Gándara’s Cornerstone Recovery Program for Young Women is a residential drug and alcohol treatment and recovery support for transition-age youth and young adult women (ages 18-25).

The program uses a wraparound framework treatment model to fully understand youth and family needs that is family/youth driven; sensitive to cultural and language practices; and builds on participants’ strengths and resources to support recovery and well-being. Treatment content is driven by the participant with the help of staff and family/community supports. Length of stay is based on individual need and may last up to six months.

Participants live in a structured milieu that reinforces a culture of recovery and that reinforces a culture of recovery and well-being; self-help skills; and activities that promote self-esteem, coping skills, leadership skills, and socially connected with family, peers, and community supports. Treatment addresses drug/alcohol use and associated problems, challenges, and obstacles which prevent youth from living successfully in the community.

Services focus on supporting educational opportunities; employment skills development; promoting linkages and access to community-based services; fostering engagement with the recovery community and social connectedness; and increasing housing stability.

Program activities include: Individual and group therapy; daily psycho-education and skills groups; trauma/recovery and safety groups; linkages to peer leadership, volunteer, education, employment, and transitional financial support; on-site yoga, Zumba and mindfulness, stress reduction activities; expressive arts program; family education and support; aftercare planning; follow-up support and linkages to Recovery Coaches.

Location: Ware
Contact: (413) 758-4050
Eligibility:  Women ages 18-25 who must be without acute withdrawal symptoms; be able to participate in a structured residential setting; may have a poly-substance use history and have Medicated Assisted Treatment; and be willing to engage in assessment, treatment planning, and staged-treatment process and Personal Experience Portfolio that guides participants in goal planning, skills activities, employment and housing readiness.