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Posted by Sandy Durbala on Jan 6, 2019 7:06:00 PM

Prelude's Transitional Housing Program

When people are newly sober, they are moving from a culture of addiction to a culture of recovery. Studies show us that the longer a person is in a treatment program, the more likely they will succeed in their goal of long-term recovery.ing_17215_09221

Prelude provides a safe and healthy living environment through its Transitional Housing program. The program promotes abstinence from alcohol and other drugs and enhances participating and retention in continued treatment. Residents benefit from pee100_2217r support and accountability, and gain valuable relapse prevention, case management and employment skills training as they transition to living independently and productively in our community.

Prelude offers 12 apartments on our recovery campus to accommodate parents in recovery and their families. While most parents in the program are women, it is not exclusive to single parents or women only. Families can reside in the apartments for up to two years and are eligible to receive Section 8 support through Iowa City Housing Authority. They agree to follow the rules of sobriety and continue in individual and group treatment program to help them become self-sufficient, break the cycle of addiction in families and embark on a new life.

To be eligible for Prelude’s Transitional Housing Program, a participant must:

  • Be an Iowa resident
  • Remain alcohol and drug-free,
  • Be a caretaker of, or seeking reunification with, children under 18,
  • Agree to program requirements, including continuing substance abuse treatment,
  • Pay rent or a portion of rent (based on income)

 Additional information can be found at

Supporting Families in Recovery

 Prelude relies on community support to provide this recovery program to families in our community. Here are a few ways that you can support this program either as an individual or as a member of a community or religious organization that is looking to support local families.

Transitional Housing Needs

Topics: Addicton, Prelude, Recovery, Behavior Management, Transitional Living, Transitional Housing, Families in Recovery, Sober Living

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At Prelude, we work tirelessly to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and members of their communities.

From prevention to intensive residential care, Prelude offers a range of services to help you and your loved one lead a full, productive life.  Prelude Behavioral Services has been providing comprehensive services since 1969. We are committed to serving hard-to-reach and disenfranchised populations and to breaking down barriers that hinder access to behavioral health care for all Iowans.



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