Women In Transition

Women In Transition


Located in northeastern Indiana, about 45 miles north of Fort Wayne, Women in Transition (WIT) is a nonprofit dedicated to helping women recover from drug and alcohol abuse. The program accepts a maximum of 20 women, ensuring they each receive personalized care and develop a strong foundation in sober living through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.


According to the program’s application, most women complete treatment in anywhere from nine months to two years. No cell phones are permitted during the first 30 days, a period of orientation when women focus their efforts on adjusting to their new environment and on planning for recovery. Women are also required to be sober and drug-free for at least 72 hours prior to admission.

Programming is based heavily on the 12 steps. Attendance is required at seven 12-step meetings week as well as regularly held house meetings. Ultimately, through learning how to be responsible for themselves and care for others, following a structured program of classes, and obtaining stable employment, women prepare to reenter their communities as active, contributing members.


WIT is led by a dedicated executive director who began working for the organization as a volunteer back in 2009. She then served on the board for three years before being hired by the nonprofit, full-time, in 2013.


WIT accepts only 20 women at a time. Throughout their stay, women are expected to complete their assigned chores and adhere to house rules, curfew, and other structured guidelines.


An anonymous alum, the single Best-rehabs.com survey respondent to date, awarded the program only four- and five-star ratings for its counseling options, treatment effectiveness, family programming, holistic options, accommodations and meals, and more. They also found the WIT staff supportive.

Impressively, WIT has only five-star ratings from more than 20 reviewers on Facebook and Google combined. [1][2] “I am very grateful for the opportunity to have been apart of the WIT house, wrote alum Katie. “I love the person I am becoming.” And Chelsea, another proud program alum, called WIT a “Great place to start your recovery,” claiming that she “couldn’t have done it without [the executive director].”


Aside for a one-time deposit of $267 (which includes a $5.00 monthly phone bill, the first two weeks of rent, and a $12.00 drug testing), programming is free. WIT also receives financial support from individual contributions.

[1] https://goo.gl/YD1QyZ
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/WITangola/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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