Olivia's House for Recovery- Birmingham, Alabama.
8017 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35206, USA
Olivia’s sober house provides holistic care for chemically dependent women and their children. Children, up to age 10, live with their mothers at Olivia’s sober house during the course of sober living treatment, a period of up to twelve months.
The length of the sober living phase of treatment at Olivia’s House is individualized. The actual length of a woman’s stay will be dependent upon the severity of her illness, her response to treatment, and the availability of independent living resources.
Clients are expected to continue the recovery process, on an outpatient basis through Olivia’s sober House, Pearson Hall, or other approved sober housing facilities upon discharge from olivia’s sober home until they address all of the tasks of late recovery. They will address maintenance issues in outpatient continuing care/after care.
In our Family Care program, family members gather at Pearson Hall to learn about alcoholism and drug addiction, and about each other. In addition to individual counseling, family care provides information lectures, films, and group meetings. During these sessions, feelings and emotions are explored and talked about, as family members work together to find new ways of solving problems. Guided by our counseling staff, families soon begin to realize there is hope for recovery and for learning to love and trust each other again.
Extensive case management and transportation services link the needs of both women and children with a number of community resources for further services, including , adult education, job readiness training, income assistance, housing assistance, parent aides, preventive and acute health care, head start, etc. After- care and follow-up services are also provided.
Children will be seen for routine sick and well child care at the Birmingham Health Care for the Homeless Pediatric Clinic (BHHPC), the Maternal Infant Network at University Hospital (MIN) Clinic, Children’s Hospital, or the Jefferson County Public Health Clinic. At all of these resources they will also receive vision, hearing, and dental care.
Children needing specialized care will be referred to the appropriate community resource. Coordination of children’s services will be a function of case management, the child development staff, and the nursing staff. Separate records documenting service delivery will be kept on all children. These services, including medical care, will be available for all of the women’s children who are in residence with her.