Spring House Halfway House for Women Bergen County New Jersey, Department of Health Services

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.

Services Provided:

Spring House offers a wide range of services including but not limited to the following:

Weekly Individual Counseling Sessions

Daily Groups

Family & Couples Counseling

Family Education

Comprehensive Case Management Services

Medication Monitoring

Academic Testing and Referral

Academic Tutoring


Alumni Events & Gatherings

Therapeutic & Didactic Groups

Spring House provides a broad range of didactic and therapeutic groups including the following:

*Relapse Education

*Sexual Abuse Survivors

*AA Big Book and 12 Step Study

*Grief & Loss

*Family Issues

*Young & Sober (Tailored to the 18-25 year old population)

*Nutrition and Food Addictions


*General Psychotherapy




*Recreational Therapy

*Living Skills

*Health Education provided by our onsite RN

*Medication Monitoring & Support Group

*Drug Court Support Group

*Art Therapy

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.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Spring House Halfway House for Women Bergen County New Jersey, Department of Health Services

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call Spring House for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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