About the Empower! Women’s Program
At the Florida House, we believe that women best heal from mental health, relationship, or substance dependency in an honest, supportive, caring group that supports their health and well-being. Our program work is designed to encourage empowering relationships with other women to help build a strong social support network while learning and demonstrating the skills needed to live the best lives possible.
The program addresses low self-esteem, shame, fear, trust issues, trauma, and depression as well as addictive disorders. When trauma, fears, and other psychological barriers inhibit women from connecting with others in a healthy way, sobriety and healthy living become even more challenging to achieve. However, when women learn to trust one another and build a loving and supportive community, that community can form a strong base for individual healing and recovery. This is the first step in a journey of recovery from mental health or substance abuse issues. Women are part of a powerful community that addresses the issues impacting them, identify what needs to change and how to grow, and then practicing and learning to live in a more deliberate and effective way.
Recovery isn’t just a process, but a mindset that is grounded in fundamentals. The core of our program focuses on establishing a foundation that empowers each individual to progress confidently and constructively. Nearing the end of treatment, each client has developed a comprehensive knowledge base and can translate their learnings into everyday situations outside of our facility. Learning the proper way to cope with outside influences is critical in long-term success when dealing with behavioral health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse.
Our continued goal is to provide the most comfortable setting for each of our patients. In many cases, treatment success rates increase when individuals reside in a group of like-minded others, creating an environment conducive to healing. Women often face similar issues and circumstances, whether professionally or personally. Studies have shown that working within an environment where you can relate to those around you instills a higher level of openness and communication; a key component to successfully completing the program.
Statistics consistently show that women are considerably less likely to seek treatment than men due to social, environmental and personal barriers like childcare. Offering a program that is dedicated solely to women is essential as it allows those suffering from disorders to enter treatment without the worries of social stigmas and self-conscious feelings associated with co-ed programs. Women who complete a gender-dedicated program have statistically been more successful living with behavioral health and addiction issues than those who complete a co-ed program.
Our program is dedicated to providing women with an environment that empowers them. Our women’s program is supported by a staff that focuses on responsibility, safety, productive groups, and mutuality.