ABOUT JACKSON RECOVERY CENTERS – WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S CENTER
Jackson Recovery Centers offers a variety of addiction and mental health treatment services at numerous locations throughout Iowa. The Women and Children’s Center in Sioux City provides residentialfor substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
The center serves pregnant women and mothers and isout of Iowa’s 163 treatment facilities to provide residential space for women and their children as of 2016. Detox services are offered on-site. Nearby Jackson facilities include , offering outpatient care for adults and children, the inpatient , and , with both residential and outpatient treatment for adults.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The client’s initial one to three days at Jackson Recovery Centers Women and Children’s Center are focused on stabilization, during which women undergo physical and emotional evaluations. While treatment plans are individualized, a typical residential stay is 90 days, according to the facility’s website.
Programming combines evidence-based and trauma-informed treatment practices (including) with 12-step principles. Clients attend individual, group, and family therapy, as well as AA/NA meetings, life and parenting skills workshops, and on-site psychiatric, medical, and prenatal care services. Children also receive therapy, attending some sessions with their mothers.
Jackson Recovery Centers employs psychiatrists, medical professionals, master’s level therapists, and licensed recovery counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients live in simply furnished, shared rooms with their children at Jackson Recovery Centers Women and Children’s Center. Meals are shared in a cafeteria dining room, residents have access to a common kitchen, and chores are assigned. The facility’s website shows a bright and colorful daycare center, an outdoor playground, and a common lounge with a fireplace. Family and friends who visit clients are expected to participate in Jackson programming.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date offered opposing perspectives on the program. One cited the facility’s structure as a strength, while the other reported that “It felt like a prison.” Both were critical of staff however, offering low ratings of two out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, though gave four stars for family participation. One concluded that she experienced success in recovery and parenting.
Two individuals rated the Women and Children’s Center a maximum five stars on Google, with no comments. A third reviewer echoed descriptions of an overly-strict program and was critical of programming.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any feedback for Jackson’s Women and Children’s Center from loved ones. However, four one-star reviews on Google by friends and family of clients at other Jackson Recovery Centers, not Women and Children’s Center, reported poor communication and inadequate supervision or discipline, in contrast to alumni reports of too much.
WHAT STAFF SAY
While Best-rehabs.com has not received feedback from this facility’s former or current employees, reviews on three other third-party sites indicated overall favorable views of a mix of Iowa Jackson Recovery Centers.
Two volunteers awarded five-star ratings on Google, both characterizing the staff as committed to each patient. Most of the nine Indeed reviews expressed some frustration with the agency’s administration or heavy caseloads, but balanced this with positive perspectives on working with clients and coworkers. Two Glassdoor reviewers agreed.
According to the Jackson Recovery Centers website, services at the Women and Children’s Center are supported by state funds. Clients are expected to cover the cost of meals while in residence.