SSTARbirth is a long-term, residential substance abuse treatment program specifically designed for pregnant, postpartum and parenting women.
SSTARbirth is the only specialty program of its kind, in the state of Rhode Island. We are a family reunification program and women participate in treatment with their young children. SSTARbirth opened its doors to its first client in January 1994. The program allows for 6 months of treatment and has the capacity for 12 women and 24 children.
The SSTARbirth program provides gender-sensitive services that focus on a woman’s sources of strength and resiliency. Using a holistic approach directed toward helping a woman heal her mind, body and spirit, we rely on the principles and traditions of AA/NA to help women become abstinent. The program services include, but are not limited to: individual counseling; psychiatric evaluations and medication management; case management; group therapy; co-occurring disorder education; substance abuse education; relapse prevention; expressive arts; Seeking Safety trauma curriculum; Helping Women Recover curriculum; Nurturing Families parenting program; onsite licensed daycare; transportation; transitional support and continuing care. We collaborate with other agencies in the community to offer specialty psycho-educational groups such as nutrition, health and wellness, domestic violence, HIV education, and Early Intervention services for children under 3 years of age.
SSTARbirth’s multidisciplinary team includes; a Program Director, Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselors, Case Manager, Education Coordinator and Head Teacher, as well as other support staff. In addition, SSTARbirth employs a daytime and evening driver to provide safe and timely transportation to appointments and minimize the disruption to treatment.
By providing treatment in a safe and caring environment SSTARbirth allows clients to strengthen their health, find their recovery and nurture their children while helping women learn to integrate their recovery program with their parenting responsibilities.
Phone Number: 401-463-6001
“If I could give this place 100 out of 100 I would. Highly recommended!!! They helped me turn my life around and get my kids back. They believed in me until I believed in myself. And for that I am eternally grateful.Thank you to my Sstarbirth family 💜”– Tara D.
I’ve been with sstar for almost 2 years now and I’ve only ever had one problem and it was taken care of right away and I haven’t had a problem since. I would gladly recommend sstar to anyone trying to get clean the staff at Sstar has been my main source of support and I’m very grateful for them.– Angee R.
Sstar helped me save my life 7 plus years ago. Pretty sure it’s the only detox that you can still smoke cigarettes at. Which was a plus when I detoxed. The staff are amazing, and care about you and want to see you succeed. When the pandemic hit, and IOP and groups had to close, Sstar acted fast to set up programs to still be able to help people. I utilize the groups they use on Zoom, and they have helped me, but I can’t wait til they can be in person again! They have helped me with mental health, addiction, everyday issues, as well as when I’m sick. I have made friendships over the years, and Sstar has its own little community of support. It’s worth it! They are everyday life savers, that deserve more recognition then what they get! Forever grateful for all the support from my army at Sstar! 🙏🏼💜– Andrea O.