MOTHER Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to enroll in treatment? 

MOTHER serves women who are 18 years of age and older who have a substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health disorder. 

Do I have to be a mother to be in the MOTHER program? 

No, we understand that the name is misleading, but you do not have to have children to be in the program. 

Can my children reside with me during treatment at the MOTHER program? 

Unfortunately, no.  Those who have a child under 12 months of age are referred to the Turning Pointe for Families program where the infant may remain with the mother during treatment. 

What is the duration of the MOTHER program? 

The average length of stay is determined on an individual basis and tailored to meet the needs of each specific individual. 

Do you accept Medicaid? 

WV Medicaid is accepted.  We have case managers who can assist you in getting coverage if you do not already have coverage.  We also accept private insurance. 

Do you have to be court ordered to treatment?

You do not have to be court ordered to treatment.  Self-referrals are always welcomed. 

Do you accept clients on medication assisted treatment (MAT)?

Yes, we can accept already established MAT clients with a physician’s order and medical records. 

Do you prescribe MAT for residential clients? 

Yes, we can prescribe Suboxone, Vivitrol, and for the pregnant clients buprenorphine.  We cannot prescribe methadone, but we will transport to the Beckley Treatment Center as needed.  All pathways to recovery are welcomed and accepted. 

I have a family member in jail who is in need of treatment.  Can I make a referral on her behalf? 

We encourage the potential client to make the referral whenever possible. However, we understand that is not always possible.  You may use the “make a referral link” to submit your referral, but we cannot schedule a bed date until the client has made written or verbal contact with us. An incarcerated loved one usually has an attorney or counselor who can assist them in making a referral as well. 

Can I have a phone? 

Phones, laptops, devices with camera or video capabilities are NOT permitted in our MOTHER program.  They are often a trigger for leaving treatment against medical advice and a confidentially concern.   

Can I smoke or use tobacco? 

MOTHER clients are permitted to smoke or use tobacco only on the grounds of the residential facility in PineHaven designated smoking areas.  No smoking is permitted on the FMRS grounds of MOTHER, LEARN, or Turning Pointe. 

What items should I bring? 

No more than 5 changes of clothes.  A jacket and change of shoes.  Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for activities, any current medications in original bottles with physician orders, personal hygiene items, and shower shoes.  The storage is limited.

What items are prohibited?

Weapons, electronics, pillows, washcloths, bedding, large sums of cash or gift cards, alcohol, illicit drugs, drug paraphernalia, clothing displaying alcohol, tobacco, or drug advertisements, keyboard duster, explosives, hair dye, bleach, cleaning products, fireworks, tattoo material or devices, outside food and drink. 

Where will I be staying? 

FMRS currently contracts the third floor of the PineHaven Homeless Shelter for residential services for our MOTHER clients.  Therapy services are provided a short walking distance from the residential facility. 

May I have a car on property? 

No, vehicles of any kind are not permitted during your treatment.