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Gándara’s Cornerstone Recovery Program for Young Women is a residential drug and alcohol treatment and recovery program for transition-age youth and young adult women and those identifying as women, (ages 18-25).

The program uses a wraparound framework treatment model to fully understand youth and family needs that is family/youth driven; sensitive to cultural and language practices; and builds on participants’ strengths and resources to support recovery and well-being. Treatment content is driven by the participant with the help of staff and family/community supports. Length of stay is based on individual need.

Participants live in a structured milieu that reinforces a culture of recovery and well-being; self-regulation skills; and activities that promote self-esteem, leadership skills, and promotes social connected with family, peers, and community supports. Treatment addresses drug/alcohol use and associated problems, challenges, and obstacles which impact their capacity to live a life free from problem use of alcohol and drugs.

Program activities include: Individual and group therapy, psycho-education and skills-building groups; trauma/recovery and safety groups; linkages to peer leadership, volunteer, education, employment, transitional financial and housing support.

Activities including exercise and fresh air walks are provided, as are mindfulness meditation, an expressive arts program, family education support and aftercare planning.


Eligibility:  Women ages 18-25 who have met the ASAM Criteria for admission to this program, who are able to participate in a structured residential treatment setting and in the development of a treatment plan to address treatment goals.

Location: Ware, MA


(413) 758-4050