If you need help, please call us at 775.787.9411.

All it takes is a phone call to start the process.

If you are 18 or older and you have a substance abuse problem, we are here to help you turn your life around.

STEP2 helps adult women of all ages. Priority is given to women who are pregnant and to women with children. Women without children are also welcome in both our residential and outpatient programs.

Although we accept referrals from the Criminal Justice System, other treatment providers, Social Service and Human Service agencies, emergency shelters, hospital emergency rooms, friends and family, you must initiate the process by calling 775.787.9411.

Our friendly staff will connect you with our intake assessment coordinator.

Redfield Residential Facility

While each client follows a separate, individualized treatment plan, the average stay in our Redfield Residential Facility is approximately 12-15 weeks.  Clients live in dormitory style rooms and engage in supervised social, therapeutic and creative activities at the house.  Clients spend 30+ hours per week engaged in therapeutic activity (groups or one-on-one counseling) at STEP2’s family counseling center from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Groups include

  • Addiction Education
  • Domestic Violence Education & Prevention
  • Problem Solving
  • Seeing Safety
  • Relationships/Communication
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma Education

Comprehensive life skills and life style services are offered during this time and ongoing through all levels of treatment.  Routines are established with wake up, cleaning, sleep, recreation and social scheduling. Support is given to clients through 24-hour staffing.

Parenting classes are offered including new born care and lactation consulting.

Nutrition classes are offered in which clients will work with STEP2’s nutrition advocate to plan healthy meals on a budget, create shopping lists, grocery shop and prepare meals for up to 20 clients.  A portion of the food for STEP2 residential clients comes from the Northern Nevada Food Bank.

Community Service is encouraged and once a month clients will go to the Food Bank to volunteer.  Clients are given the opportunity to exercise and are encouraged to walk the campus regularly.

Once a client has been in treatment for approximately 3-4 weeks, they are able to access resources in the community, such as making sure they have valid identification, medical needs, dental hygiene and legal obligations are identified.

When clients near the end of residential treatment (approximately 8-10 weeks) they attend a pre-employment class where they take interest, skill and personality assessments, build resumes, learn interview skills and have access to interview clothing. 100% of clients who complete this class walk out with a professional resume and once they move out of residential, they are provided transportation for job search and interviews.

Intensive Outpatient & Outpatient Services

STEP2’s intensive outpatient and outpatient services are designed to provide women living in the community with the knowledge, skills and support to maintain sobriety or assist them with getting back on track. Our client-centered practices are gender specific and focus on issues that impact women as they continue or enter into their recovery journey.

Our core groups (listed below) assist them with developing the skills necessary to live independent and healthier lives.

  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Domestic Violence Education & Prevention
  • Planning for Recovery
  • Recovery Protection

If you or someone you know may be interested in this type of treatment, please contact us at 775.787.9411.

Pregnant at STEP2

Clients that enter treatment pregnant receive individual case management to include:

  • Transportation to Doctor Appointments
  • Access to WIC
  • Access to TANF
  • Access to Car Seats
  • Referrals to Wanda’s Closet & Diaper Bank

Residential clients reside in maternity dorm rooms that include basinets changing tables and exclusive bathrooms

Once their baby has been delivered, clients are offered lactation support, infant care support and sleep safety information.

Transitional Housing

Once a client has successfully completed residential treatment and does not have a safe and sober place to return to in the community, she is eligible for STEP2’s transitional housing.  STEP2’s Transitional Housing or The Lighthouse Campus has 25 cottages ranging from one, two and three bedrooms.

Client moves into a fully furnished home (furnished entirely by community donations) and if she remains compliant with treatment and fiscal responsibility, she will take it all with her when she moves to her next home

Children can live with their moms in the cottages and STEP2 partners with courts, CPS and other agencies to support moms in reuniting with their children.

Clients will pay rent (1st month is free, 2nd month is ½ rent and third month is full rent) and are encouraged to stay for a year but are not limited to only a year. STEP2 is able to provide positive rental history references for clients who are financially complaint.

Client will have case management to address budget, schedule, child care, TANF, resources and future housing.

STEP2’s Community Engagement Coordinator provides weekly activities, such as hiking, art museums, live music, fundraisers, swimming, yoga, theater, movies, art events, and sober support groups so that the clients can build their support and social networks outside of STEP2.

Clients plan for, maintain and consume food from a community garden on campus.

Partnerships in the community allow for clients to enter into the workforce smoothly and for them to receive ongoing support to attain their next job with employment offering a livable wage.

Clients form a “Community Council” and are responsible for maintaining a healthy and active community, as well as giving back in the form of peer mentorship to residential clients and community service through maintaining the campus and garden.