All About Alice's
The purpose of Alice's is to offer a safe, affordable housing opportunity to women and their young children, less than six years of age if appropriate. Alice's will be staffed 24 hours a day.
The core of Alice's is to introduce and/or enhance a 12-step recovery program for women, who wish to recover from alcohol and/or drug addiction. Since each person's recovery varies, a personal plan to treat all aspects of the disease—physical, emotional, and spiritual—will be developed together by the staff and client.
Alice's will make possible ongoing opportunities for employment and to assist women to return to being contributing members of society.
Alice's is incorporated under the laws of the State of Indiana as a not for profit corporation and will establish and maintain, and operate a halfway house.
- in treating the whole person, as well as the illness
- in treating the person with dignity and respect, and
- in continuing our commitment to the 12-Step philosophyand mutual support systems
The Mercer Actuarial Estimate reports the prevalence of addicted persons in Porter County is 1,668. Though we do not have statistics by gender, we do know that women comprise 51 % of Porter County's population, and we know that chemical dependency knows no gender bias. Therefore, we may estimate that Porter County has 834 addicted women. This report states that those receiving treatment for the year 2002 is listed as 326, again we may estimate that 163 are women. Please note, these figures only include the small number of those citizens who are 18 years and older, and live at or under 200% of the Federal poverty guidelines. There are many, many more who exceed this arbitrary economic limit and even more who are not receiving treatment at all. It can be reasoned that among the number of women who are addicted many are mothers with young children, who have nowhere to go for help.