In 1995, the Junior League of Greater Ft. Lauderdale founded the Susan B Anthony Recovery Center to address the needs of mothers who suffered from substance addiction. Their goals were to remove the barriers for women entering treatment and to prevent their children from being placed in the over burdened foster care system. When a needs assessment was conducted, the number one need identified in Broward County was to establish a residential treatment program where women could keep their children with them while receiving the treatment they needed to learn to live their lives clean and sober. The first home was opened September 30, 1995 with five women and six children. The Center was named after the founder of the Junior League of Greater Ft. Lauderdale (in 1937).
Our Center is the only residential treatment facility in Broward County that allows the children to reside with their mothers. This removes the number one reason for women to not enter treatment as it prevents their children from being place in the Foster Care system.
Today, our program has grown to a capacity to serve over sixty families at a time on a beautiful five acre campus that includes 40 apartments, a child care center and an Administration/Treatment facility. The Susan B Anthony Recovery Center provides a comprehensive array of best practices services to the families we serve. Our mission is to teach the moms the skills they need to lead successful drug-free lives in the community while giving the children the services they need to STOP THE CYCLE of addiction.
In 2010 the Susan B Anthony Recovery Center pursued and achieved accreditation with CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). This achievement is an indication of our organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Our services, personnel, and documentation indicate to CARF that our center has an established pattern of practice excellence.