Family Treatment Center

The NorthCare Family Treatment Center (FTC) is a residential treatment facility providing a nurturing, nonjudgmental, and safe environment with the highest-quality care and education to help women with substance use or co-occurring conditions on their journey to recovery. Mothers and children (ages 0-12) live together while the mother is in treatment, strengthening families and breaking intergenerational cycles of substance use.

At the FTC, we strive to assist women:

  • Rebuild connections with family and the community
  • Create positive family traditions with their children
  • Recognize ways to enjoy life and have fun without the use of substances
  • Increase self-worth and resiliency
  • Maintain long-term sobriety

Ways We Help

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As a residential treatment program, the FTC provides more than a place a live, food, and basic necessities while teaching women how to defeat their addiction.  We provide excellence in treatment, support, structure, and holistic care to our residents as they face the challenges of transforming their lives.

We offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those with an Opioid addiction and Pharmacological management to support mental health needs.

The average length of stay at the FTC is five (5) months and can be longer based on individual needs. Treatment is intentionally intensive, at up to 40 hours per week, to support the alteration of maladaptive behavioral patterns.  Our program is not a quick fix for getting sober, instead it offers the tools to live a life of recovery.

Treatment modalities and interventions are introduced at varying intervals to support overall learning with core classes remaining the same. Core classes include:

  • Anger Management
  • Recovery-Focused-Wellness & Smoking Cessation
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Mindful Relapse Prevention
  • The Science of Hope & Wellness
  • Mindfulness & Guided Meditation
  • Body Wellness: Yoga, Water Activities, Walking & Physical Movement
  • Trauma-Informed Parenting
  • Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model
  • Seeking Safety
  • Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA)
  • Understanding Grief and Loss
  • Therapeutic Poetry
  • Empowering Families/Celebrating Families
  • Strength Through Coping
  • A Woman’s Way Through the 12 Steps
  • An Artist’s Way Through the 12 Steps
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Nutrition education and holistic wellness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Spiritual, Occupational, Financial, Social, & Environmental Wellness for Holistic Recovery
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
  • Quarterly Domestic Violence Course in partnership with the Guthrie Police Department

The FTC recognizes that addiction impacts the whole family, especially the children.  Our program places an emphasis on healing the family while the woman is in treatment; however, a special focus is placed on the children as a step toward breaking the intergenerational cycle of addiction.

The trauma experienced by children with a substance abusing parent lead to them being at greater risk of harm, out of home placement, and increased academic challenges.  Our children’s treatment team in the Lotus Learning Center (LLC) includes trauma-informed professionals trained in developmentally appropriate practices promoting safety, attachment, practical life skills, and a foundation for future growth and development for our families. The treatment implemented is family focused to reduce the impact of substance use on infants/children to improve parenting skills, family functioning, and overall quality of life. We utilize a Family Centered Care approach to best identify and meet the presenting behavioral and physical health needs of pregnant and postpartum women, their children, and involved support systems.

Much like their mothers, children are on a daily routine of learning, connection, and exploration. Children receive daily interventions from trained and licensed providers via groups and individual work. Evidenced-Based Models utilized in child treatment throughout each day include but are not limited to:

  • Circle of Security
  • TBRI
  • TF-CBT
  • Strengths-Based model(s)
  • Infant massage
  • Parent-Child Bonding
  • Family Systems Model
  • ROAR
  • Milestone mapping.

DSM-V and DC 0-5 is utilized for diagnosis, assessment and treatment planning. The Management team for the LLC is certified in DC 0-5, Wraparound, as well as certified wellness coaches/CMIIs with vast experience working with children and families with mental health and substance use needs.

At the beginning of treatment, a recovery transition plan is started. This plan is a living document throughout treatment and is focused on the supports and services needed once the FTC program is completed.  Planning ahead for on-going support after the program is completed. provides a sense of security and stability for the resident.  The transition plan includes accomplishments while in the program, lessons learned, a plan for potential crisis situations, outpatient treatment schedule, housing navigation, employment/education plans, self-help support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), as well as a plan for follow up calls from FTC providers for the next six (6) months.

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Setting and Amenities

The FTC is located on a 140-acre campus with wide open spaces to breath in a new life of stability and recovery.  Campus amenities include an indoor gymnasium, and a secured indoor heated pool, basketball court, playground, and fishing pond with a fire pit.

Women and children live in one of two 10-bedroom cottages as a community with others in treatment.  Each bedroom has a private bathroom with a shower.  Each cottage has a kitchen area, living room, laundry room, play room, storm shelter, and secured medication room.

Classes are offered in another building which includes two group rooms, a living room, four staff offices, a dining room, a library for adults, and a commercial kitchen where our Chef prepares lunch and dinner daily.

The Lotus Learning Center is in a different building which includes a play therapy room, an art room, a nursery, and a library for children.

As a housing option, the Founder’s Cottage is a transitional living cottage for graduates of the FTC.  This provides a step-down opportunity from residential treatment to community living allowing the women and children to remain on campus until permanent housing can be identified.

Insurance and Financials

Uninsured  |  Medicaid  |  No cost to consumer

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