Children And Mothers Program

Children And Mothers Program (CAMP)


CAMP is the only program in Maine that provides on-site living arrangements to minor children of mothers in residential treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. The program is housed at the Boulton Center for Women and Children in Windham. In order to be eligible, women must be pregnant, have children aged 5 or under, or working on family reunification.

CAMP clinical staff has special expertise in teaching and modeling appropriate parenting techniques, demonstrated in part through a variety of nurturing and fun activities for the children and their mothers. Parenting skills classes are offered along with age appropriate educational tools designed to help children better understand and cope with their mothers’ chemical dependency.

Individual, group and family counseling sessions are offered, along with educational programs for clients and their families. Clients also participate in 12-step meetings and recreational activities and are actively involved in developing their aftercare plans.

Child care services may be provided while mothers are participating in treatment but mothers remain responsible for their children’s care. In addition, Crossroads works with the local Windham schools to ensure a smooth transition for those school-aged children accompanying their mothers in treatment during the academic year.

Find out more about our innovative program for pregnant and postpartum women in this video.

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