Adler Graduate School Partners with Wayside Recovery Center

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To embrace our mission, vision, values, and deep-rooted beliefs in a call for social interest in action, Adler Graduate School partners with various community organizations in offering discounted tuition scholarships. Our team recently met with each of our community partners to spotlight the social interest they have vested in our communities.

Wayside Recovery Center began in the 1950’s as a traditional shelter and supportive community for homeless women. In the late 1950’s, Wayside shifted focus to meet the needs of the surrounding communities, providing both substance abuse treatment and shelter for women and families. One of very few truly trauma-informed and gender-responsive treatment organizations for women and families, Wayside serves over 500 women and 300 children per year.

Wayside Recovery Center provides both residential and out-patient programs with a multi-generational focus. Their holistic approach backed by dual licensed staff provides the education and knowledge to help build supportive and long-term recovery plans for patients.

Wayside’s unique Family Treatment Program serves women and children by removing the barrier of worry for treatment and allowing the families to remain living together on site. “Our Family Treatment Program allows the children to stay with their mother while she experiences residential care and support. This allows us to offer wrap around services for the children’s needs as well,” says Wayside’s Vice President of Clinical Programs, Dr. Jessie Everts. The care structure works at strengthening relational skills, breaking the generational cycle of dependency, and working with children to address the trauma of their mother’s addiction. Wayside offers one of only six family treatment programs in the state and maintains over an 85% reunification rate of children with their mothers.

Among their other programs, the center offers mental health treatment through counseling, a Women’s Treatment Center as a residential substance-use recovery program, and an out-patient treatment in their Wellness Center. Their Supportive Housing program provides safe, affordable, permanent housing for women and their families. The St. Louis Park location supplies 40 beds for single women pursuing recovery and personal growth. Additionally, a peer recovery program that partners past recovery successes with incoming women creates an informal level of care from individuals with personal experiences to form more relationship-based healing.

Wayside believes each woman’s recovery journey is unique. They tailor their services to meet these needs and build lasting results. To learn more about Wayside Recovery Center, contribute to their efforts, or find an internship placement, click here. Adler Graduate School is honored to partner with such charitable organizations that focus on giving back to the diverse communities we serve.