Nueva Esperanza

Nueva Esperanza


  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Twelve-Step Facilitated Therapy
  • Seeking Safety for Trauma-exposed Clients
  • Matrix Model
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Admission Requirements

  • Be a woman over the age of 18; AND
  • Be pregnant; OR
  • Be in custody of, OR, will have custody within 30 days of, a child age five (5) or under; AND, if applicable, be a sibling, age 5-11 years, of that young child who is determined to be behaviorally stable and appropriate for admission; AND
  • Have a significant addictive disorder that necessitates residential treatment; AND
  • Be medically and psychiatrically stable and able to participate in an active program of counseling, education, and other recovery activities; AND
  • Be able to parent the young children in their custody; AND
  • Demonstrate the motivation and willingness to follow all program principles, guidelines, and structure.

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A lovely restored Victorian residence, Nueva Esperanza is comfortable, warm and safe. It houses 6 mothers and up to10 children for 3 to 6 months.

Our experienced, licensed or certified staff understands the complexities and frailties of both the mothers and their children. With their help, mothers, babies and young children have the opportunity to start building a new life ─ one with the promise of a better future.

Restoring Hope and Happiness for Mothers and Children

The mothers at Nueva Esperanza typically live on incomes below poverty level. Most have been exposed to domestic violence and have multiple mental health problems, including trauma, depression and/or anxiety disorders. Suffering from mental health problems and living a life of addiction gives them little opportunity to provide their children the loving, dependable nurturing they need.

The children at Nueva Esperanza have experienced neglect and exposure to domestic violence and trauma. Most of these children were exposed to alcohol or drugs in the womb and need early intervention and specialized treatment to thrive.

To help the children, we evaluate their mental health and physical conditions. We then determine the appropriate measures to correct problems. Without early and appropriate treatment, these children can have delayed development and long-term behavioral problems. In fact, without treatment and a solid home environment, they will not be prepared for adulthood.

A Broad Range of Specialized Professionals

The diverse and complex challenges facing our residents require a broad range of certified professionals. We maintain substance abuse and mental health professionals, as well as staff with specialized expertise just for children in these situations. Our team includes:

  • Certified, substance abuse counselors
  • Licensed mental health therapists
  • Physicians
  • Infant mental health specialists
  • Parent educators

After 3 to 6 months of care and treatment, the mothers and children transfer to transitional housing. Nueva Esperanza has an 80 percent success rate in helping mothers and children to become stabilized and healthy.