Spring House Halfway House for Women
Bergen County New Jersey
Department of Health Services
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 634-2900
Fax: (201) 261-5087
An Introduction to Spring House
Spring House is Bergen County’s halfway house for women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse. This newly renovated county-funded facility is located on the grounds of Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus.
Spring House was established in 1978 through the efforts of a group of Bergen County residents. Since then, more than 1,800 women have called Spring House their temporary home. Today, under the direction of the Bergen County Department of Health Services, Spring House can accommodate up to 33 residents.
Spring House is a residential treatment facility providing a confidential and structured environment for recovery. The program is staffed 24 hours a day by certified and trained addiction and mental health specialists.
Spring House combines the traditional 12 step approach with individual treatment. This treatment includes group and one on one counseling, family counseling and self-help meetings. Spring House is unique in that it also provides clients with professional educational and vocation assessment and training.
Residents of Spring House have participated in Bergen County funded job training. Some have received scholarships from local charitable organizations to attend private schools and job training programs. They also receive assistance in finding employment and housing, enabling them to transition into the community as a sober, healthy, productive member of society.
All Spring House services are offered in a caring and supportive environment. Upon successful completion of the program, residents can participate in aftercare and the alumnae association.
The Spring House 3 Level System:
Level 1: is geared specifically for assisting clients with becoming behaviorally appropriate, learning facility rules and regulations and integrating in to the residential environment.
Level 2: is geared toward assisting clients with addressing their core-therapeutic issues while they are simultaneously supported as they integrate in to the AA 12 step Community.
Level 3: is primarily for clients who are work and/or school ready. In this phase of the program, residents are supported and encouraged as they integrate in to the community and prepare independent living.
Spring House offers a wide range of services including but not limited to the following:
Weekly Individual Counseling Sessions
Family & Couples Counseling
Comprehensive Case Management Services
Academic Testing and Referral
Alumni Events & Gatherings
Therapeutic & Didactic Groups
Spring House provides a broad range of didactic and therapeutic groups including the following:
*Sexual Abuse Survivors
*AA Big Book and 12 Step Study
*Grief & Loss
*Young & Sober (Tailored to the 18-25 year old population)
*Nutrition and Food Addictions
*Health Education provided by our onsite RN
*Medication Monitoring & Support Group
*Drug Court Support Group
Eligibility for Admissions:
*To be considered for admission to Spring House, clients must:
*Be 18 years of age or older.
*Have a primary diagnosis of alcoholism or substance abuse.
*Have had prior treatment for alcohol and or substance abuse.
*Be alcohol-free and abstinent from addictive substances.
*Be eligible for employment and eventually be able to be self-supporting.
*Have medical and psychiatric clearance for halfway house level of care.
Clients may be referred from alcohol rehabilitation centers or hospitals (both inpatient and outpatient) self-help groups, families and the community at large. Clients are also referred to Spring House through the state welfare-to-work program, Work First New Jersey and Drug Court.
Priority for admission is given to Bergen County residents who meet the criteria for halfway house level care. Those taking psychotropic medication are evaluated on a case by case basis for admission to the program.
To request a pre-admission interview, please call (201) 634-2900 weekdays during normal business hours.
Community Support Welcome:
The Spring House Alumnae Association is a group of former residents dedicated to the continuing work of Spring House. Alumnae devote time and energy to support Spring House residents as they transition back into the community. They visit residents, serving as mentors for recovery and raise money for special events.
If you would like to make a donation or further information the Alumnae Association, please call (201) 261-3582.
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Spring House pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call them directly for more information. I have never used the service so I have no opinion on it either good or bad.