The Granite House for Women is a three phase extended care program for women. Located in historic Concord, New Hampshire,
The Granite House for Women provides extensive support during the critical time between the end of primary treatment and the start of successful independent living.
We understand the unique set of circumstances women often face in early recovery. We support them through this process by providing a safe, comfortable, and loving environment.
The first phase of the Granite House for Women provides an orientation to the program and structure of daily life at the facility.
Residents are required to participate in all phase one groups and one-on-one counseling sessions which are provided at our Intensive outpatient office. When not groups or individual sessions, residents are required to remain in the house or with a Recovery Support team member at all times.
The strong presence of a 12-Step Program is experienced as residents receive a sponsor, home group, service position and actively begin to learn to practice the Twelve Steps in their daily life.
Physical activities include access to a gym daily, yoga, meditation, area Fun Runs/Walks, craft classes, and special events. Through interaction in groups and activities, residents begin developing accountability to each other.
While the time table for completing Phase 1 varies, The Granite House for Women sets a 30-day minimum for residents allowing time to gain a solid foundation in the 12-Step Program.
The second phase of the program at Granite House for Women emphasizes the importance of developing life skills as part of a successful recovery.
Groups in this phase address money and time management, continuing education, employment concerns and opportunities.
For the first time, residents may leave the house during pre-determined hours to search for jobs. By developing career or academic goals, residents begin to take steps towards creating personal and financial independence.
For some residents, this phase provides the guidance and support to return to a part of life disrupted by addiction. That may include the loss of jobs, expulsion from school and financial disasters. For other residents, this introduction to vital life skills may be their first.
The duration of time spent in Phase II will be determined by the recovery team at The Granite House for Women, and will allow for continued growth in the 12-Step Program.
The third phase of the program at The Granite House for Women provides residents with the transition to independent living. While still engaged in the structure of the sober living environment and regularly supervised, residents now have secured a job and have begun to see the benefits of a self-sufficient life. In this time period there is a concentration on daily accountability to the recovery process.
Residents are making amends for past transgressions and developing additional interpersonal skills through continued practice of the Twelve Steps and practicing recovery principles in their affairs. They are actively seeking ways to be productive members of society, including running peer-driven groups and participating in the higher education and career group. They are also participating in groups focused on helping others and developing the skills needed to move into independent living.
Once a resident has graduated from The Granite House for Women, she may choose to extend her affiliation by participating in The Granite House for Women’s monitoring program. This program helps former residents continue their accountability through ongoing assessment of their recovery progress. With their sights set on sustaining long-term sobriety, they can benefit from the additional tools to ensure the highest chance for success.