Jackson Recovery Centers – Women and Children’s Center

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 residential dual diagnosis treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

The center serves pregnant women and mothers and is one of just five (3.1 percent) out 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 Recovery Hills Recovery Center, offering outpatient care for adults and children, the inpatient Child and Adolescent Services, and Synergy Center in Cherokee, with both residential and outpatient treatment for adults.


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 Seeking Safety) 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.


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.


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.[1]


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.[2]


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.[3] Two Glassdoor reviewers agreed.[4]


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.

Jackson Recovery Centers – Women and Children’s Center Reviews

Poor staff. Staff was rude and disrespectful they did not care at all. It felt like a prison! I would not recommend this place to anyone the way the place worked was terrible they had no experience at all seemed they had no idea when they were even doing.
There structured, which was a strength of a facility. It was not clean what so ever. It help me get clean an solber made me become a good mom.