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Kelly House Program

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Kelly House is a therapeutic home for women with substance use disorders who are pregnant or have infants up to six months old (in their custody or can be granted custody while in the program). It is a safe, structured, home-like environment where the journey to recovery begins.

Kelly House residents participate in treatment specifically designed to meet the unique needs and issues of a mother or expectant mother in recovery.

Individualized treatment at Kelly House includes:

  • Individual and group counseling (utilizing our Evidenced-Based Practice models)
  • Substance use education
  • Participation in 12-Step Recovery Programs
  • Parenting skills
  • Other approaches as determined by individual need

Case Management Services are available to each woman to assist her in maximizing self-sufficiency. Clinical staff will assist in linking with community resources and prenatal medical care, well-baby check-ups and any other medical care required.

Kelly House is named in honor of Mary Kelly, a substance abuse professional who has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for people seeking to recover from substance abuse – especially women. Mary is now retired but still remains proactive on behalf of the recovering community.

Call 910-251-8944 for more information on our Kelly House Program.

The Kelly House program is available for those that meet the following criteria:

  • Be pregnant or have an infant six months old or younger
  • Have a substance use disorder
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be abstinent from drugs and alcohol
  • Possess some form of identification
  • Be willing to comply with house guidelines and, submit to random drug and alcohol screening
  • Be willing to comply with a treatment plan
  • Must be Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipient

Referrals are accepted from a wide variety of agencies including:

  • Private Providers
  • Physicians
  • Department of Social Services
  • Health Departments
  • Self-referrals.

Priority admission to the Kelly House program is given to:

  • Pregnant IV drug users
  • Pregnant women currently using drugs or alcohol
  • IV drug users
  • All adult women with a substance abuse diagnosis who have custody or are seeking custody of their child or children

In accordance with 45 CFR §96.131 Treatment Services for Pregnant Women of the Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant, pregnant women are given preference in admissions to this program/facility. Priority admission is as follows: (1) Pregnant women using substances intravenously, (2) Pregnant women with a substance use disorder, (3) Women using substances intravenously, (4) All others.