CODA’s Stepping Stones program was created in 2007 as Oregon’s first 24-hour supported housing for women struggling with substance use disorders and who have custody of their children. In collaboration with Oregon Department of Human Services and Washington County Drug Court and Self-Sufficiency, the program is designed to reduce interventions by, and stays in, the foster care system. Stepping Stones encourages early reunification of families by offering comprehensive wraparound care in a secure, welcoming environment.

About The Program

Our unique program blends supportive care with long-term strategies for family success. Patients at Stepping Stones work with a team that includes a live-in house manager to assist with problem-solving, conflict resolution, and parenting skills; a residential aide to facilitate transportation to healthcare, treatment and recovery supports; a case manager to coordinate individualized wrap-around services including vocational and education resources; support groups; and peer recovery mentors.

Stepping Stones is equipped to house 14 women and 28 children at this time. The program is available to women at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level who reside in Washington County, have substance abuse issues, and are eligible for a reunification plan.