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The Caring Together Program

A New Life for Women — One Without Substance Use

The Caring Together program, established in 1990 by Barbara Schindler, MD, helps women and their children overcome substance abuse and start a new life without drugs and alcohol. The program utilizes a multiphase, multidisciplinary approach to treat the addiction and any other issues that may have caused or resulted from substance use.

Be sure to listen to Dr. Schindler's podcast on addiction.

To schedule an appointment, call 215.967.2130. Referrals are not necessary.

The program is part of the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine and is located at 4700 Wissahickon Avenue (Wissahickon and Route 1/Roosevelt Boulevard), Building C, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

News: SAMHSA Grant Enables Caring Together to Expand Efforts to Help Women With Substance Use Disorder

Thanks to a $2.6 million, five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Caring Together program will be better able to treat substance use disorders across the lifespan. The grant will allow Caring Together to expand its network of peer support specialists and its community screening for substance use disorder, as well as continue its decades-long work to help women and their children engage in and sustain their recovery from substance use disorders. Read more.

What Does the Caring Together Program (CTP) Provide?

The Caring Together program serves women over the age of 18 and their families. The program offers a safe recovery environment and is especially beneficial to those who are pregnant or parenting, members of the LGBTQI+ community, and survivors of abuse, as well as anyone experiencing mental health challenges or domestic violence.

Caring Together Services

  • Comprehensive treatment needs assessment
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Substance use education including relapse prevention
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Anger management classes
  • Life skills training
  • Grief and loss groups
  • DHS evaluations
  • A safe recovery environment
  • Access to medical and dental care
  • Transportation assistance
  • GED/ABE program referrals
  • Medical insurance assistance
  • Employment training referrals
  • Housing referrals

For women with children, we offer:

  • Parenting education
  • Family reunification assistance
  • Coordinated case management
  • Child care during treatment
  • Child development assessments
  • Assistance with health care, head-start programs, after-school programs, school-related issues, etc.

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

The images being used are for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted is a model.

 
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