Meta House is a nonprofit substance abuse treatment agency serving women and children in Wisconsin. Meta House's mission is to end the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families.
We are a 501(c)(3) public charity, or non-profit organization, and we rely on public- and private-sector support to fund our work. Almost all of the women we serve are at or below the federal poverty level and cannot pay for their own treatment.
Meta House has been blazing new trails in women’s substance abuse treatment since our doors opened in 1963. The agency is noted as one of the first residential treatment facilities in the country designed specifically for women. Knowing that the women served at Meta House want to be good mothers and recognizing that the well-being of children and sobriety of mothers are linked, in 1988, Meta House became one of the first substance abuse treatment centers to include children in the residential setting. Mothers and children live together in our residential facility receiving services simultaneously.
At all levels of care, Meta House provides an array of services that help participants address all of the issues they face as women and mothers. In addition to substance abuse treatment, Meta House provides: parenting education and hands-on coaching; prevention and intervention services for the children of the mothers we serve and services to address income, employability, basic skills of daily living, mental and physical health and trauma resolution.
This holistic approach ensures that as mom gets well, her entire family has the tools to successfully adapt to a life in recovery.