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Our mission at PTS is:
"To help women stay clean and sober, and improve the quality of life for themselves and their children."
As only one of four facilities in the Puget Sound region that allows children to reside with their mothers while they undergo treatment, clients and their children build bonds, interact and live with each other. The mothers that participate in our program learn how to be the kind of parent they might have never had, and the children that reside here receive the nurturing and support they deserve.
History of Perinatal Treatment Services
Perinatal Treatment Services was originally founded as a research demonstration project through NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) from 1989 - 1994. The MOMS project was an interdisciplinary approach to providing recovery services to pregnant, chemically dependent women that incorporated the strength of field work with research clinical trials. Women who received treatment through the MOMS project:
- Were willing to remain in treatment longer than women who received less comprehensive services.
- Delivered significantly healthier newborns
- Fewer newborns were born prematurely
- Fewer low birth weight problems
- Less fetal demise
- Fewer hospital stays for newborn complications
As a result of the favorable community health and well-being outcomes, DASA (Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse) agreed to transfer management of the project to Perinatal Treatment Services, a private, non-profit organization. In 1994 Perinatal Treatment Services (PTS) opened its doors to women who were pregnant and/or parenting in Seattle, and then again in Tacoma in 1998. In 2003 our adolescent program (Fresh Start), which offers services to girls, ages 12-17 battling substance abuse, began in Tacoma.
To accomplish our mission, PTS offers residential chemical dependency treatment programs in Seattle and Tacoma that provides safe and supportive housing for women and their children. Our program incorporates the following psycho-educational Chemical Dependency specific groups:
- Recovery Education
- Relapse Prevention
- Seeking Safety
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
- Anger Management
- Family Systems
- First Step/90 Day Group
In addition to Chemical Dependency specific groups PTS offers groups in Life Skills, Communication, Parenting, Health, Nutrition, Current Events, Art Therapy, and Special Topics.
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