Austin, Texas — Austin Recovery, the largest and most affordable drug and alcohol treatment center in Texas, has announced a new partnership with Sixthriver Architects, the firm selected to provide architectural and interior design for their new Family House facility.
"Family House is unique in that not many other treatment centers in the United States allow women to bring children with them into residential treatment," said Jonathon Ross, CEO, Austin Recovery. "It is a highly specialized program that we have pioneered over the last 25 years, and allows mothers to work completely on their recovery without worrying about the safety and security of their young children."
The Family House will offer special forms of therapy for the children as well, which will allow them to heal through their mother's recovery process.
Dawn Stone Crouch, a member of Austin Recovery's Board of Directors, feels passionately about the positive impact of Family House, saying, "There is not a more important gift that we can give a child than a sober mother. She is the first and most important source of love and nurturing for her children." She continued, "Family House will provide all of the resources for a mother to achieve sobriety and grow in her abilities to parent."
"It is with great pride that we announce our partnership with Austin Recovery on this influential project," said Roland Roessner, Jr., president, Sixthriver Architects. "Through our extensive knowledge of architecture and interior design, we're eager to showcase this innovative project once it is completed in 2012."
At more than 21,000 square feet, the Family House will offer private living quarters allowing mothers and their children to stay together, comfortably, in a family-like environment. Purpose-built play areas will be customized to enable strategic play therapies for the children, with space for mothers to watch and participate.
Austin Recovery's Family House program provides a minimum of 90-days of residential drug and alcohol rehab to mothers of young children and women in their third trimester of pregnancy, allowing them to bring up to two children under the age of six with them into treatment. Through parenting education and intensive case management, mothers are able to reconnect with their children and hone their parenting skills while also recovering from their addiction.