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ARC Community Services, Inc. administers programs, which include:

ARC HouseARC-Dayton StreetRESPECT Project on Prostitution
ARC Center for Women & ChildrenARC Maternal & Infant ProgramARC Healthy Beginnings ARC Fond du Lac
ARC Drug Court DiversionARC Drug Treatment CourtARC MilwaukeeARC Integrated AODA Work Services for Women & their Families

ARC House - Madison, WI
ARC House is the original project and flagship of the agency, and has been in continuous operation since 1976. ARC House is a 15-bed certified residential substance abuse treatment facility for women who are referred by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The facility is licensed as community-based residential facility. Women served by ARC House have substance use disorders and are at a high risk of reoffending. The treatment program is three to six months, with a six-month follow up in the aftercare group. All clients receive women-specific program services that address substance use disorders and criminality. There is an emphasis on addressing trauma, including physical and sexual abuse, unhealthy or abusive relationships, physical and mental health problems, anger/stress management, employment and money management, living skills, child custody and mother and child reunification issues. The services are delivered through individual and group sessions with treatment staff. Women progress through a stage system earning additional privileges in the community as they achieve treatment plan goals. ARC House staff consists of a Program Manager, Substance Abuse Counselor, Social Worker, two Case Managers, as well as a full-time and part-time overnight and weekend staff.


ARC-Dayton Street - Madison, WI
ARC Dayton is a 12-bed residential substance abuse treatment facility for women. Opened in 1990 as a minimum-security residential facility for women, ARC Dayton has evolved to serve women under supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections who are referred as an alternative to revocation of community supervision. In addition to the nine beds under contract with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, ARC contracts with the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Office to provide residential treatment and aftercare services to women who are under the supervision of the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Office. In addition, ARC may serve women under a purchase of services agreement, typically with a county human services department. ARC Dayton is licensed as community-based residential facility and certified as a residential substance abuse treatment facility. The length of stay at ARC Dayton is three to six months. ARC Dayton provides women-specific program services addressing cognitive interventions, substance use disorders, unhealthy or abusive relationships, angermanagement and emotional regulation, trauma, health problems, employment and money management needs, alternative leisure time use, reunification with children after incarceration, and parenting education. Women participate in group counseling as well as individual treatment planning. Women progress through a stage system earning additional privileges in the community as they achieve treatment plan goals. ARC Dayton has a full-time staff consisting of a Program Manager, a Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor and a Case Manager, as well as a full-time and part-time overnight and weekend staff.


RESPECT Project on Prostitution - Madison, WI
This project addresses local prostitution in the City of Madison and Dane County and was opened by ARC as a project in the community in 1986. This project is jointly funded by the City of Madison and Dane County and provides diversion services on an outpatient basis for women involved in prostitution as processed by the City of Madison and Dane County District Attorney’s Offices for the violation of loitering and other prostitution related ordinances and statutes in lieu of fines, court appearances and jail time, and also provides services for women who have voluntarily come to RESPECT for counseling and assistance in leaving the life of prostitution. RESPECT provides a safe space and peer support as well as advocacy, case management, counseling and crisis intervention on an outpatient basis in order to assist women in leaving prostitution and to help them into essential community services in order to address a woman’s health, economic, and family needs so she can develop a safe, constructive lifestyle.

RESPECT also does outreach for HIV Prevention Intervention for high-risk behaviors as a result of funding from the Madison AIDS Network, the State Department of Public Health and Center for Disease Control.


ARC Center for Women & Children - Madison, WI
This project is a state-certified, community-based, women's-specific, day treatment program for adult women with substance use disorders who or may not have children. Opened in 1989, this project was originally the state demonstration project "Model Women's AODA Treatment Program" and part of 1989's ACT 339 Omnibus Drug Bill. Services include:
  • Women-specific educational and treatment services for substance use and co-occurring disorders up to five days per week.
  • Case management services prior to entry to stabilize women for treatment
  • On-site child care
  • Community child care placement
  • Child and family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Mental health treatment
  • Parenting education
  • Developmental assessments for the children
  • Trauma treatment
  • Health education
  • Anger management groups
  • Relapse prevention
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Assistance in obtaining safe housing
  • Assistance in job preparedness
  • Assistance in securing available benefits
  • Continuing care groups


ARC Maternal & Infant Program - Madison, WI
The Maternal and Infant Program (MIP) serves pregnant/postpartum women and their infants. Since 1993, MIP has provided parenting education, intensive case management, as well as substance use disorders treatment for women offenders. MIP was designed to enhance the mother-child bond in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment. MIP recognizes the importance of the early motherchild relationship for the long term recovery of the offender while also helping to address the patterns of intergenerational criminal involvement with the children. ARC MIP is a licensed community based residential facility for 12 adult pregnant/post partum women and their infants and is also certified as a residential substance abuse treatment facility. The MIP program has 10 beds for pregnant substance abuse treatment facility. The MIP program has 10 beds for pregnant and post-partum women referred by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC). The DOC refers women for six months of services, ideally starting in the woman's last trimester of pregnancy through the first three months after birth. Women referred by the DOC who have already delivered may still benefit from the program if their infant is less than one year of age on the date of entry into the program. MIP also has tow beds to provide residential services to women referred by Dane County, or by other referral sources if space permits. MIP's staff includes the Program Manager, Parenting Specialist, Social Workers/Counselors, a Case Manager, and additional part-time staff.


ARC Healthy Beginnings - Madison, WI
Healthy Beginnings began as a Federal demonstration project. The goal was to implement an ideal treatment model for the recovery of pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders. This program provides adult women with a comprehensive day treatment program for recovery. Services include:
  • Women-specific educational and treatment services up to five days per week
  • Case management services prior to entry to stabilize women for treatment
  • On-site child care
  • Community child care placement
  • Child and family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Mental health treatment
  • Parenting education
  • Pre-natal Care Coordination
  • Circle of Security™ mother and infant bonding group
  • Developmental assessments for the children
  • Trauma treatment
  • Health education
  • Anger management groups
  • Relapse prevention
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Assistance in obtaining safe housing
  • Assistance in job preparedness
  • Assistance in securing available benefits
  • Continuing care groups


ARC Fond du Lac - Fond du Lac, WI
ARC Fond du Lac is a 16-bed certified residential substance abuse treatment facility for female correctional clients under supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The length of stay is from four to six months. ARC Fond du Lac specializes in serving women referred as an alternative to revocation. The program, like all ARC Projects, is designed in response to special needs of the female offender so as to empower women to make responsible life choices. It incorporates the residential elements of a structured living situation with accountability measures, an emphasis on case management with a related phase system of increasing privileges, cognitive behavioral skills building program, and a community-based program to provide for the development of a strong community support system for each woman and her family. ARC Fond du Lac provides women-specific program services addressing each woman's individual needs, including cognitive restructuring, unhealthy and abusive relationships, referrals for mental and physical health needs, employment and budgeting counseling, healthy leisure time activities, parenting education, substance abuse disorder counseling and relapse prevention, trauma and abuse education, and anger management. ARC Fond du Lac has a Program Manager, Substance Abuse Counselor, Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor, Vocational Case Manager, Family and Relationship Counselor, an Overnight Counselor, and part-time staff.


ARC Drug Court Diversion Program - Madison, WI
Since 1989, this program has provided case management services for adult female offenders with substance use disorders enrolled in the Dane County Drug Court Diversion Program administered by the Dane County Department of Human Services. Services include:
  • Diversion of alcohol and drug dependent individuals from the criminal justice system, especially the Dane County Jail
  • Intensive case management
  • Coordination of treatment services with community agencies
  • Assistance in obtaining safe housing
  • Assistance in job preparedness
  • Assistance in securing available benefits
  • A 14 unit Cognitive Interventions group


ARC Drug Treatment Court Program- - Madison, WI
Funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, this project provides women-specific case management services for adult women with substance use disorders enrolled in the Dane County Drug Treatment Court administered by the Dane County Human Services Department. Services include:
  • Diversion of alcohol and drug dependent individuals from the criminal justice system, especially the Dane County Jail
  • Intensive case management
  • Coordination of treatment services with community agencies
  • Coordination of services with the Department of Corrections
  • Assistance in obtaining safe housing
  • Assistance in job preparedness
  • Assistance in securing available benefits
  • A 14 unit Cognitive Interventions group


ARC Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
In 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections awarded ARC a grant to operate a 13-bed residential substance abuse treatment facility in Milwaukee for women. A licensed community based residential facility, ARC Milwaukee Women's Program admitted the first residents in May 2014. The ARC Milwaukee Women's Program facility is a renovated three-story duplex in the Walker's Square neighborhood. ARC Milwaukee Women's Program serves women who are 18 years of age or older; under supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections; who have a substance use disorder and who need residential level care. The program length is four to six months. Successful discharge is contingent upon a resident achieving treatment plan goals. The program is staffed with a Program Manager, Substance Abuse Counselor, Social Worker, Case Manager, and Overnight Counselor, as well as part-time overnight and weekend counselors. Program services include: substance use assessment; substance abuse groups (intensive treatment; symptom management, stages of change, and relapse prevention); individual substance abuse counseling; cognitive interventions and skill building; family and relationships; parenting; child visit program; trauma education; anger management; basic living skills; case management (includes housing, vocational, budgeting, health, independent living skills); recreation; community referrals (including for physical or sexual assault and domestic violence); and continuing care group. The program uses a stage process under which residents earn increasing privileges as they satisfy program requirements and individualized treatment plan goals.


ARC Comprehensive Outpatient Services for Women and Their Families - Madison, WI
In 2013, the Wisconsin Opening in 2000 as one of nine projects funded statewide by the Department of Health Services, this project provides intensive outpatient treatment to adult women with substance use disorders. Designed for women who do not need the intensity of day treatment but need more than once weekly counseling, it is also intended to meet the needs of women who are working during the day or attending school or job training. Services include:
  • Women-specific educational and treatment services up to three days per week
  • Case management services
  • Child and family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Mental health treatment
  • Relationship counseling
  • Trauma treatment
  • Relapse prevention
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Assistance in obtaining safe housing
  • Assistance in job preparedness
  • Assistance in securing available benefits
  • Continuing care groups





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Paulette Romashko, Project Director
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2001 West Beltline Hwy, Suite 102
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