Women’s Center at Moore’s Creek

Women’s Center at Moore’s Creek

residential support for women in need of substance use treatment

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Service Overview

The Women’s Center at Moore’s Creek (WCMC) is a residential substance use treatment program for women that is designed to empower women in their recovery journey. WCMC offers accommodations for up to two children under the age of 5 to reside with residents while receiving a comprehensive array of services including individual, group, and family therapy; peer support; parent coaching and mentoring; nutrition education; connection to medical care; connection to vocational training and education; services for children; and aftercare planning. At WCMC, we believe that addiction is a disease that impacts every aspect of a person’s life, and our approach to treatment is reflective of this belief. Our goal is for each woman to complete treatment empowered, and with tools and skills to maintain recovery throughout their lives.  WCMC creates a stable foundation for recovering women and their children to engage in intensive treatment and wrap-around services. Admission to the center is through an individual’s local Community Services Board (CSB). Region Ten is the CSB for persons in the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson Counties.

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Program Length
Average stay is 30 days, but many women transition into our lower intensity program and stay up to another 90 days
Contact Info
Available Locations
Eligibility Criteria
  • Women (and up to 2 of their children that are under school age) experiencing substance use disorders that meet ASAM levels of care indicating a need for residential treatment
  • Priority populations include pregnant and parenting women, and women with opioid use disoders and/or IV drug use
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  • Clothing for Self and Children
  • Personal Items for Self and Children (Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Makeup, Feminine Hygiene Products, etc.)
  • Baby/Infant Items for Babies (Car Seat, Stroller, Bottles, Diapers, etc.)
  • Photo Identification, Birth Certificates (Self and Children), Social Security Cards
  • Prescribed Medication for self and children in original container with label (Must be approved by Program Director)
  • Copies of Children’s Shot Record/Immunization Records
  • Insurance Card or Medicaid Card
  • Children’s Last Physical Examination (Exam Must Be Less Than Six Months Old)
  • TB (Tuberculosis) Test Results (From Health Department or Physician)

success stories

"Thanks to hard work and the staff at the Women's Center, I'm on a new path. I will keep moving forward always remembering that my past doesn't define me."

- AV and her son

At WCMC we've had the privilege of supporting mothers who are pregnant and gave birth while in treatment. In the spring of 2019 we had two babies born within a few weeks of each other, and we were delighted to share in these milestones!

- WCMC staff


You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions about this service here. If you’ve got a question we haven’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Expand How do I get referred to WCMC? How do I get referred to WCMC?

Referrals are initiated through a consumer’s local community services board.  Referral sources can contact WCMC directly for a copy of the referral and admissions packet.  The WCMC treatment team is unable to make an admission decision without a completed referral packet, which includes a residential SUD screening and the ASAM assessment.

Expand What kind of services can I expect at WCMC? What kind of services can I expect at WCMC?
  • Group therapy model with multiple groups per day
  • Assigned clinician to support with individual therapy and case management needs
  • Weekly treatment team meetings
  • Acudetox acupuncture treatment
  • Trauma-informed yoga
  • 12-step meetings in-house and in the community
  • Opioid Use Disorder care coordination
  • Medication management and coordination with primary and specialty care as indicated, including OUD MAT evaluations and linkage to local MAT providers (i.e. R10 OBOT, UVA, & other local clinics)
  • 24-hour staffing support utilizing trauma-informed care
Expand Can I have my cell phone at WCMC? Can I have my cell phone at WCMC?

Women have access to a consumer phone line that they may share with their supporters as appropriate.  They may bring their cell phone to WCMC, but it will be stored in their lockbox with no access to their phone during their stay.

Expand How will my treatment be funded? How will my treatment be funded?

WCMC accepts Medicaid, grant funding, and select private insurance plans.

Expand Can I continue my methadone or buprenorphine products while in treatment? Can I continue my methadone or buprenorphine products while in treatment?

Methadone products can be more challenging to support in a residential treatment program; however, the WCMC treatment team will review the program’s capacity to support methadone maintenance on a case by case basis.  Buprenorphine products, and other medication-assisted treatment options, are frequently utilized by WCMC consumers with primary opioid use disorders.

Expand Is childcare provided at WCMC? Is childcare provided at WCMC?

WCMC staff are available to support limited childcare needs during specific programming times; however, women are responsible for the care of their children while in the program.

Expand Can my loved ones visit WCMC? Can my loved ones visit WCMC?

WCMC offers visitation hours on Saturdays and Sundays between 2:00pm and 4:00pm, and select holidays as determined by program staff.  Professional visits may be scheduled through the treatment team during normal business hours, including supervised visitations through DSS.

Expand Can I smoke at WCMC? Can I smoke at WCMC?

The Women’s Center at Moore’s Creek is a Tobacco Free/Smoke Free facility.  If you are a current smoker or use tobacco, our staff will discuss smoking cessation options that are available to you free of cost.  We also encourage you to speak with your primary care provider about options for nicotine replacement (i.e. nicotine patches, lozenges, gum) prior to coming into the program.  The Women’s Center at Moore’s Creek also offers a harm reduction model for smoking cessation, which can be discussed at the time of referral or admission.

key resources

Region Ten Financial/Billing Resources
DBHDS Resources for DD
CSB Directory
Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition
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