New Directions for Families (NDF), a specialized drug and alcohol addiction treatment center for women with children, ages 0-12 or women who are pregnant

(LITTLETON, COLORADO, July 17, 2020) — Valley Hope has announced the opening of New Directions for Families (NDF), a specialized drug and alcohol addiction treatment center for women and with children or who are pregnant in Littleton.

Located in a recently renovated facility in the Denver suburb of Littleton, NDF provides evidenced-based, family-focused substance use disorder treatment, staffed by fully licensed clinicians. The residential facility will provide trauma-informed addiction treatment for women and their dependent children under the age of 12 or expectant women

“Valley Hope’s NDF program focuses on the family unit, enabling women to receive life changing addiction treatment while also caring for their children in a safe, nurturing environment,” Dr. Patrick Hall, Valley Hope Senior Vice President of South/West Operations, said.

NDF’s specialized treatment services include intensive and transitional residential programs in a highly structured environment that provide customized treatment for women and their children. Patients receive treatment during the day while their children attend school or receive childcare.

“NDF services are unique in that our program is specifically sensitive to the impact of trauma on women and children,” Angela Bornemann, Executive Director of Valley Hope in Colorado, said. “We meet families where they are and tailor interventions to the mother’s motivation to change. Essential to that approach is supporting these women by identifying high risk situations and building the necessary coping skills.”

NDF also plans to provide outpatient services that include help with finding housing, recovery support, relapse prevention, and individual and group therapy as needed.

“The impacts of addiction on children are often overlooked,” Judy Edwards, NDF Program Director, said. “NDF focuses on the unique experience of mothers and children and the necessary treatment and support needed to rebuild that essential relationship. By building healthy families in recovery, we can help save future generations from the family cycle of addiction.”

For more information about New Directions for Families, please visit valleyhope.org or call (720) 623-0747.

About Valley Hope:
Since 1967, Valley Hope has provided hope and healing to people and families impacted by substance use disorder. With residential and outpatient addiction treatment services at 16 locations nationwide, Valley Hope has helped more than 310,000 individuals overcome addiction and lead successful lives in recovery. Learn more at valleyhope.org or on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. For help, call (800) 544-5101.

Media Inquiries:
Ashley Barcum, Valley Hope Media Relations Manager

(405) 630-9257 / ashleybarcum@valleyhope.org