About the program
If you or a loved one are pregnant or a new mother and using drugs like heroin or prescription painkillers, we are here to help.
You and your baby’s well-being are our top priority. That’s why our program is more than drug treatment - it’s a chance to create a better future for yourself and your baby. Women in this free program receive:
Transportation from wherever you are
Medicine to treat withdrawal (learn more here)
Safe housing, food and clothing
Healthcare and childcare
Legal assistance and more
Click here for more information about Capital Health and the program.
What real participants say about the program…
“It was best thing that ever happened to me. I was able to start working a new job. Had my son. This program helps with much more than drug issues.”
“Everyone here is awesome ... They connected me with all the other services I needed. I had no prenatal care, they helped me get there. They were there for me when I was in crisis.”
“There are people who actually care about you in this program. This is their mission. Why not get the help if it’s free.”
How medication assisted treatment can help
When monitored by a medical professional, certain medication can be used in treatment to overcome an addiction to opioids like prescription painkillers or heroin. This approach has some serious benefits compared to trying to quit on your own, like reducing cravings and even preventing withdrawal symptoms - which is super important for pregnant women. Preventing withdrawal not only keeps you more comfortable, but going through withdrawal during pregnancy is actually dangerous. It can cause a miscarriage or lead to your baby being born too early. By blocking withdrawal symptoms, medication assisted treatment can save your child’s life and allow you to regain your quality of life.
We focus on you and your baby’s wellbeing and safety. When pregnant women are being treated for drug use, the treatment center will ensure the baby and mother are safe during the whole process. We have a team of trained caring counselors who will help you make your own decision for the treatment option that you feel has the best chance of success. We consider every case an urgent situation.