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Steppingstone Inc

522 North Main Street, Fall River, Massachusetts, 02720
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The Fall River Women's Therapeutic Community provides twenty-eight beds to women and women with infants with substance use problems. The building is a three story structure providing a comfortable, sober, home-like enviornment. Women participate in the program from three to twelve months as they work on developing recovery skills and support systems. Women are also assisted with obtaining employment, entitlements, parenting skills, and living and coping skills as well as finding appropriate housing prior to discharge. These skills, services, and supports empower women so they successfully transition into the community and experience long term sobriety and an imporoved quality of life.

Facility Highlights

  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling


  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

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Based in Fall River, Mass., Steppingstone Incorporated - Fall River Women's Therapeutic Community provides residential treatment to adult women and women with infants seeking treatment for substance abuse. It is one of the 186 (53 percent) of treatment facilities in the state that offer programs specifically for women. It is also one of Massachusetts’ 114 (32.5 percent) of facilities that offer a treatment program for women with new children. Detoxification services are not provided - all clients must be medically and psychologically stable upon admission.


Clients of Fall River Women's Therapeutic Community must be Massachusetts residents in order to be eligible for treatment. The program lasts from three to 12 months, making it one of the 91 (25.9 percent) long-term treatment facilities in the state. The treatment program is based on the 12-Steps and encourages peer-to-peer accountability and support.

Treatment includes individual, group, and family therapy, as well as addiction and nutrition education, employment training, and job placement assistance. This makes the center one of only 103 (29.3 percent) of facilities in Massachusetts, that offer employment-related services.

Clients also attend 12-step meetings, become involved in community recovery activities, and participate in workshops designed to strengthen their life, coping, and parenting skills. Pregnant women, women with infants, and clients seeking solutions for homelessness receive comprehensive case management. The facility can also provide 24-hour crisis intervention and offers special services to clients living with AIDS/HIV, brain injuries, or homelessness.

Discharge and aftercare services are provided and can include help obtaining medical care, finding safe and sober housing, or securing other forms of necessary assistance.


The facility is staffed by a team that includes counselors and specialists.


Set on a tree-lined residential street, the three-story house has 28 beds and provides clients with a home-like environment for recovery.


Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, staff members, or loved ones. On Google, the center has one five-star review, one four-star review, and one two-star review. In the only written commentary, C.K. wrote: "I alive today because of Stepping Stone."[1]


The facility receives funding through several methods, including the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and other local agencies.


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