Palmer’s unique residential program, the Tulsa Women and Children’s Center (TWCC), provides substance abuse treatment services for pregnant or parenting women. It is one of the few programs in the nation that can accommodate children while their mothers participate in residential treatment. Women, 18 and older, can bring their children, 12 and under, to TWCC while an in-house Children’s Program provides specialized care for their infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school-age children. TWCC maintains a dual focus of addressing the women’s chemical dependency needs as well as parenting skills.
The 52-bed center, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, provides 35 therapeutic hours per week of comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment, as well as medical and psychiatric services, mental health therapy, trauma therapy, domestic violence counseling, case management and other wrap around services designed to ensure that clients can move towards self-sufficiency when discharged.
Clients attend therapeutic groups and individual counseling sessions each day, in addition to 7 hours of parenting programming each week. Counseling and education sessions include topics such as Understanding Addiction, Behavior Management, Grief and Loss, Stress/Anger Management, Addressing Trauma, Building Self Esteem, Health and Diet, Nurturing/Parenting and Parenting in Recovery. In addition to these sessions, women attend four hours of process group each week, as well as art therapy and a variety of planned activities in the evening and weekend.
To make an appointment or if you have any additional questions about our Women’s Treatment Programs please contact us by phone at 918-430-0975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view a TWCC Women’s Schedule of Activities please click here.
To view the TWCC Client Handbook please click here.
To view the TWCC Partner Agencies list please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much does it cost to be admitted to TWCC?
Palmer always provides services without regard to a consumer’s ability to pay. In general, there is no cost to the consumer for TWCC services.
- Is there a waiting list to get in to TWCC?
Yes, a TWCC waiting list is maintained with the following target groups receiving priority admission:
- Pregnant injecting drug users;
- Pregnant substance abusers;
- Injecting drug users;
- Women with dependent children; and
- Persons with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C;
- Can I smoke at TWCC?
No, Smoking and all tobacco products are prohibited on TWCC property as well as on outings and transports.
- Can I spank my child at TWCC?
No, TWCC does not allow the use of spanking, paddling, or otherwise striking a child as a form of discipline.
- What items are not allowed at TWCC?
To see a complete list of belongings to bring or to avoid bringing please review the TWCC Client Handbook at the link above under Document Review.