The Emerson House Cottage
Pregnant and Post-Partum Women
Pregnant women and mothers with infants reside in a home adjacent to the Main House. Child care is provided to allow women to attend groups and recreational activities. Expectant mothers on Medication Assisted Treatment will be taken on a case by case basis.
Case management and counseling staff ensure that you will get the prenatal care required for you and your baby. Appointments can be made with local midwives, ob-gyn doctors, and pediatricians as soon as necessary.
Lactation consultation is available to assist women about breast-feeding issues. Counseling and medical staffs work together to insure an appropriate pace of activities. Postpartum support groups and family planning services are available at the Faxon Women’s Center of Falmouth Hospital.
Child Visitation and Reunification
Emerson House prioritizes the mother’s relationship with her children. The program will assist you in setting up visits with your other children. This includes activity planning, dealing with separations, and maintaining the connection during the separation. Emerson House works with DCF to arrange for reunification.
AMENITIES AT EMERSON HOUSE
- On-site laundry
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
RECREATION AT EMERSON HOUSE
Many women in recovery find it difficult to slow down and have difficulty focusing on themselves in a nurturing manner. Moderation in exercise, leisure and relaxation are a balance you may explore with activities like:
- Walks at local parks
- Beach outings (weather dependent)
- Yoga sessions on the grounds
- Use of a local gym
For a printable list of what you can bring to The Emerson House, click here.