ABOUT SUSAN B. ANTHONY RECOVERY CENTER
The Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, named for the eponymous nineteenth-century women’s rights activist, is a 5.5-acre campus 20 miles north of Miami that offers residential and outpatient treatment plus aftercare for mothers and pregnant women 18 and older who are struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Founded in 1995, the center’s goal is to “transform families by providing help, hope, and healing for mothers and their children to live responsible drug-free lives.”
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Susan B. Anthony begins with a bio-psychosocial assessment. Programs include individual and family/couples therapy, therapeutic and educational groups, peer mentoring, and trauma reduction therapy.
A case manager helps clients with life skills such as childcare, housing, budgeting, and discharge planning. Residents may also take advantage of individual and group educational and career sessions, including vocational classes, job placement assistance, and G.E.D. assistance.
Programs are offered for children to help with child development as well as offer parenting practice for mothers. Children’s programming begins with a development assessment followed by individual and/or group sessions, play therapy, and social skills building.
Outpatient care is available — the facility’s website lists an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and general outpatient care, but does not give program specifics for either. Aftercare includes individual and group therapy sessions along with continued assessments.
Staff includes a psychiatrist and nurses. The alum and loved one polled by Rehabs.com rated the staff's level of training and experience three and five out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Each fully furnished apartment has two bedrooms, a full kitchen, a large bathroom, living area, and dining area to accommodate a mom and up to three children. Transportation within Broward County is provided.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date were split in their reaction to Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center. Alum E.S. recommended the facility with a perfect five stars and rated it four stars in affordability. She wrote: "If you have a child/children, Susan B Anthony is the place to go to get your children back."
However, alum A.R.F. in a negative review wrote: "The so called " therapists" muss their appointments and dont seem to care about your recovery either , more like wanna be parole officers.... im down right disgusted."
In contrast, the facility received mostly positive reviews on third-party sites. On Google to date, 20 reviewers rated the facility an average four out of five stars, with four negative reviews, one mixed, and 15 positive. On the facility's Facebook page, which may be curated, 32 reviewers to date rated the facility an average 4.8 out of five stars, with 30 positive reviewers and two mixed.
Reviewers praised the inspirational program and education offerings. Alum Sarah wrote on Facebook: "This place gave me all the tools I needed to become a productive member of society."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
One loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date rated Susan B. Anthony four and five out of five stars in every metric measured, giving the facility five stars in family participation, affordability, and counseling options.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Although providing no ratings, former staff member T.R. wrote in a negative review: "I am appalled at how this program instead of helping these women out, make them swim against the current."
Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center’s website indicates that private insurance is accepted. Residents of Broward County as well as minority and uninsured pregnant women and mothers with a child under one year old may qualify for free treatment.
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