About Liberation Programs Inc - Families in Recovery Program (FIRP)
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ABOUT LIBERATION PROGRAMS INC - FAMILIES IN RECOVERY PROGRAM (FIRP)
Liberation Programs Inc - Families in Recovery Program (FIRP), located in Norwalk, Conn., offers short and long-term residential treatment to pregnant and parenting women seeking treatment for substance abuse**. Only 21.9% of treatment facilities in Connecticut offer specialized programs for pregnant and post-partum women. The program has been in existence since 1994. Detox is not offered on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Liberation Programs, Inc.’s FIRP is one of the few facilities in the state to provide care specifically for pregnant and postpartum women. Depending on the client's needs, the facility is one of 29 short-term, non-hospital residential facilities in the state, as well as one of the 31 long-term residential facilities in the state.
During treatment, clients stay in the residential facility. Women with children can bring children up to 10-years-old with them to treatment, which only six facilities in Connecticut allow. That way, clients can focus on treatment without having to find caretakers for their children.
Education is an important part of the treatment process. During treatment, clients participate in education courses focused on substance abuse and sober living skills. Through these courses, the facility prepares clients for life outside of treatment.
The treatment process at FIRP also focuses on improving clients’ parenting skills. Clients work on parenting skills with their counselors as well as in education courses. These courses help improve the lives of children by improving their support networks.
The FIRP treatment team consists of counselors, administrative team members, and volunteers. FIRP is one of the 29% of treatment facilities in the U.S. that are accredited by CARF.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility that clients stay in is for women and children only. Clients stay in rooms with space for up to two children under the age of 10. One friend or family member polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility four out of five stars for accommodations & amenities and two stars for meals nutrition, though strongly agreed that the facility was clean and well maintained.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
On Facebook, where the facility can manage its page, Liberation Programs, Inc. has a 4.4 out of five star rating from 17 reviewers to date. However, only one of the reviews with written commentary was positive and it was from someone who attended the program 18 years ago. The two other reviews were very negative. One reviewer wrote how they were “disappointed in both staff and director.”
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, there has been one friend or family member polled by Rehabs.com. The anonymous loved one had mixed opinions of the facility. She gave five out of five stars for its affordability, facility maintenance and upkeep, and connectivity.
However, she gave only two stars for its exercise and leisure offerings, admission and discharge procedures, family participation, and counseling options. Overall, she indicated that she would not recommend this facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab. "There are better facilities around but if you would like to bring your child with you might be only choice," the loved one wrote.
FIRP accepts private insurance plans and offers assistance to clients to secure coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Services are rendered on a self-pay sliding scale basis and occasionally scholarships may be available.
Liberation Programs, Inc. has a strong presence in the community as it continually engages the community for assistance in providing support to clients. The facility’s Facebook page continues to promote opportunities for the community to get involved in the program. Many volunteers help by participating in community events designed to provide support and resources to the underprivileged.
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Anonymouslow cost.your able to bring you child under age 5. unfriendly staff. there are better facilities around but if you would like to bring your child with you might be only choice.
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