EmPower CTC offers the C.R.A.F.T project, which reaches out to adult females with a history of substance abuse who are either pregnant and/or parenting at least one child under 24 months old. Known officially as the Community of Recovery and Family Transitions Project, the program offers support and education to women who want help.
Supported by the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS), Olmsted County Community Services, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), the CRAFT Project offers both individual and group services to those who apply. All women are eligible, regardless of race, color, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or religion.
Our individual services offer the following:
- Monthly one-to-one home visits
- Ongoing support planning
- Goal setting
- Referrals and connection to community resources
- Education on:
- Healthy pregnancies
- Child development
- Parenting Skills
We coordinate with community agencies a mother may be working with, such as child protection services, public health, treatment providers, corrections, and Olmsted OB departments, to best serve her and her family’s needs.
CRAFT also offers group services. Group sessions are held twice a week and offer CRAFT members the opportunity to strengthen their sober network, to learn more about available area services, and to develop their parenting skills. Groups include lunch for mothers and children, onsite child care by CRAFT’s early childhood educator, peer discussions, and educational speakers.
Group topics may include:
- Mental Health
- Finances & Budgeting
- And much more!
In addition to individual and group services, a social outing is held one evening a month to encourage social recreation for those who are leading a sober life. Expenses are covered by the CRAFT program.
Call us in Rochester, MN at 507-252-6985 to learn more about this program.