Residential Programs for Men and Women
We have a variety of residential treatment options, all of which feature participation in individual and group therapy, spiritual formation, experiential therapies, educational skill-building groups, nutritional counseling, physical health assessments, exercise, and twelve-step recovery programs.
We provide this service at our 42-acre campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C.
Men’s and Women's Residential Treatment Programs
Saint Luke Institute offers a full range of residential, transitional, and continuing care programs. The residential programs are designed to provide the time needed for in-depth treatment in a therapeutic environment.
Intensive Men’s and Women’s (Talitha-Life) Residential Programs
Intensive residential treatment features participation in individual and group therapy, spiritual formation, experiential therapies, educational skill-building groups, nutritional counseling, physical health assessments, exercise, and twelve-step recovery programs.
The men’s and women’s treatment communities help each resident move toward healing and recovery alongside his or her ecclesial superior. Men and women live in separate residential areas with private bedrooms and gender-specific lounges.
Our staff of clergy, religious and lay professionals understand, respect and value the vocations of those we serve. Our interdisciplinary team includes psychologists and psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, spiritual formators, nurses, a dietician, a physical therapist, and an art therapist.
We issue regular progress reviews, and the client liaison receives ongoing oral and written feedback.
The flexible-length program offers resident-staff progress reviews at shorter intervals. This co-ed program focuses on stabilization, adjusting medications, or equipping clients with the skills they need to engage in the intensive residential program.
A client progress review is held every four weeks to determine whether a client should continue in the program, move into the six-month residential program, or is ready for discharge.
Healing is an ongoing process. For this reason—and because relapse is highest in the first five years after completing treatment— the continuing care program provides ongoing support throughout this critical five-year period.
The final phase of residential treatment involves long-term care planning. Towards the end of treatment, the client connects with a continuing care therapist who helps the client create a “continuing care contract” identifying goals and action steps for recovery. The program also includes:
- A re-entry workshop with a local support team to prepare the group to support and challenge the individual during recovery
- Training for the local support team on how to best support the client given his/her issues, along with regular meetings to assess the client’s progress
- Weekly telephone contact with a continuing care liaison
- Periodic renewal weeks at Saint Luke Institute
Halfway House is a short-term transitional program for clients who have typically completed residential treatment and need additional time to integrate treatment progress in a less structured environment before returning to their diocese or community. This format can also help those who have relapsed. Participants practice newly developed interpersonal skills, emotional coping techniques, and healthier ways of living within a supportive and therapeutic environment.
Individuals who participate in outpatient therapy following residential treatment may access this service at one of our Saint Luke network of care locations: Caritas Counseling (Silver Spring and Baltimore, Maryland), Saint Luke Center (Kentucky), St. Luke Consultation Center (Missouri) and St. Luke’s Centre (Manchester, UK).