Program Helps Women with Substance Use Disorders
Women with substance use disorders who are released from prison benefit from a transitional housing program.
The program is called 'Mini-Cassia Transitional Living.' Dallas and Marcy Bruderer started it as an expansion of their Idaho Department of Correction mentorship and Christian ministry.
Six women can live in the transitional house at a time. Each participant must pay $275 each month, do chores and have a job. During their six-month stay, they attend 12-step recovery meetings and take courses focused on budgeting, relationship building and processing emotions.
People are required to remain sober. Program officials choose to randomly drug test residents.
Many residents have expressed gratitude for the Burderers' help.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration treatment locator noted that there is a lack of substance abuse treatment resources and transitional housing in the Burley area.