• (608) 278-2300

Healthy Beginnings

ARC Healthy Beginnings • 1409 Emil Street, Madison, WI 53713 • (608) 283-6426

This program provides adult women who are pregnant or have a child one year or younger with a comprehensive day treatment program for recovery.

"I found out I had more strengths in me than I realized."

—Former Client

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Women Served

Healthy Beginnings serves pregnant or postpartum women age 18 and older who are Wisconsin residents. Self-referrals are welcome. ARC also accepts referrals from social services agencies and other agencies. For an assessment, please call (608) 283-6426.

Call 283-6426 or email


Free to women without insurance or coverage for this service. Funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, as well as Dane County and United Way. Some insurance or self-pay accepted.


Healthy Beginnings began as a Federal demonstration project in 1994. The goal was to implement an ideal treatment model for the recovery of pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders.


Healthy Beginnings is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as a day treatment program for substance use disorders and as a mental health outpatient clinic for treatment of co-occurring disorders.

Funding for this program was made possible by SAPTBG funding. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government or the state of Wisconsin.