SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stewart-Marchman Act’s (SMA) Project WARM recently relocated to the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell. With that move the program expanded its capacity for women’s residential beds for addiction treatment.
There are now 52 beds, with 32 slots designated for women who are pregnant, postpartum, and/or parenting young children. Children under six may reside in the facility with their mother while older children are eligible to visit on weekends.
At WARM, the women live in a therapeutic community where they receive individual and group therapy and are encouraged to participate in each other’s recovery. While moms attend clinical programming during the week, the children attend the onsite childcare operated by Easter Seals in the new Evelyn Lynn Child Development Center.
Over 150 children born drug free
The program has been successful through the use of evidence-based programming and through partnerships in the community, which include but are not limited to, Easter Seals, Early Learning Coalition, Volusia and Flagler County Heath Departments, Volusia/Flagler Literacy Council, Children’s Advocacy Center, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, One Stop Career Center, the USDA County Extension Office, Daytona State College, and the Junior League of Daytona Beach.
The program’s success is best measured by the more than 150 children born drug free since the opening of Project WARM in 1999.
To make a referral to Project WARM contact SMA’s Access Center at 800-539-4228 or contact Alicia Vincent, WARM”s program director at 386-236-1732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.