River Ridge

Gender Responsive and Trauma-informed Substance

Abuse and Mental Health Services

A Women’s Way Residential Treatment

What is A Woman’s Way?

A Woman’s Way is a gender-responsive and trauma-informed residential treatment program for adult women with substance use disorders.  A Woman’s Way provides intensive and comprehensive treatment services in an intimate environment. Each resident receives personal attention and
support as she becomes a member of a healing community of women. A Women’s Way is licensed as a Co-Occurring Rule 245G (formerly Rule 31) facility by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Where is A Woman’s Way located?

A Woman’s Way is located in a suburban residential neighborhood in the Twin Cities. The sixteen-bed facility is located in a private residence, adjacent to a picturesque park, a lake and numerous walking paths. It is a place where women can begin to heal physically and emotionally from substance use disorders. Our program offers a safe, structured and supportive environment; developed and staffed by women, for women.

What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Substance use and mental health disorders often co-occur. In other words, individuals with substance use issues may also experience conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress. These disorders affect each other and interact, making the symptoms for both much more
severe and complicated. Regardless of which disorder appeared first or is more prominent, it is essential to treat both concurrent and integrated services. Research clearly indicates that integrated services product better overall outcomes and result in cost savings for clients and their
families. All River Ridge programs are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to provide co-occurring services.

Who are the staff at A Woman’s Way?

A Woman’s Way is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The staff is organized as an integrated, multi-disciplinary team. Daily case consultation ensures that each resident’s care is carefully coordinated to address her unique needs.

What are the primary goals at A Woman’s Way?:

  • Maintaining abstinence from mood-altering substances
  • Enhancing personal motivation for long-term recovery
  • Identifying individual strengths and abilities
  • Learning new emotional coping skills
  • Developing relational skills
  • Building a support system within her family and community
  • Learning and practicing Recovery Maintenance skills
  • Understanding and self-care of Mental Health symptoms

How is treatment paid for?

A Woman’s Way accepts Minnesota Medical Assistance, Pre-paid Medical Assistance (PMAP), Rule 25, commercial insurance and private pay. We are in network with most local and national insurance carriers.

Why choose A Woman’s Way?:

  • Co-occurring substance use and mental health treatment and biomedical services provided in a comfortable and intimate environment.
  • Intensive outpatient, continuing care, and transitional living available upon discharge at nearby River Ridge facilities.
  • A staff to client ratio that allows each woman a level of individual attention.
  • A comprehensive and robust set of services that address the whole person—body, mind and
  • We have over 40 years of experience in helping women and their families heal, and a national reputation for the highest quality care.

How do I get started?

We are offering “Open Access” for Walk-In Assessments on:

  • Monday: 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm

At our 14750 Lac Lavon Drive, Burnsville, MN 55306 location.

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