Break the cycle of addiction in families.

Provide comprehensive, coordinated services related to the treatment and recovery of chemically dependent women and their families, resulting in sustainable self-sufficiency.


  • STEP2 is a 501 (c)(3) organization started in 1986.
  • STEP2 was the first substance abuse treatment facility in Nevada to offer a safe place for women to re-unify with their children.
  • Because of the scope of services offered, length of program and community partnerships, STEP2’s success rate remains higher than the national average.
    • STEP2’s average success rate is 50% compared to the national success rate of 17%.


  • The average age of a woman in treatment at STEP2 is 32.
  • Women stay in treatment for an average of 9-15 months.
  • Approximately 200 women seek treatment each year. In 2018, STEP2 served 210 women and 408 children.
  • On average, 17% of clients are pregnant upon admission to STEP2. In the past five years, 100% of babies born into the program were born drug free.
  • 84% of STEP2’s clients report a family history of substance abuse.

Women find their way to STEP2 through many different sources. In 2018, our number one referral source was actually women self-admitting with no referral. Our number two source was the court system and number three was CPS referrals.


  • Grant funding is STEP2’s largest revenue source at approximately 65% of its budget.
  • Less than one percent of STEP2’s revenue comes from the clients themselves and potential clients are never turned away due to inability to pay for services.

STEP2 provides holistic care to clients by providing many services including but not limited to:

  • Substance Abuse Treatment (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Residential & Transitional Housing
  • Intensive Case Management
  • Access to Medical Care
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Domestic Violence Intervention
  • Prevention & Advocacy
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Parenting Education
  • Nutrition Education
  • Psychosocial Education
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Access to Community Services

STEP2 FAQ Sheet2018 By The Numbers