Madison, WI 53713 • (608) 223-9033
Specialized services for pregnant and postpartum women and their infants include:
The ARC Maternal and Infant Program serves women age 18 and older who are pregnant and have an infant, and who have a substance use disorder. Women may access treatment through the following options:
The program is free to program participants. The primary funders for the program are the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, BadgerCare (Medicaid), and the Dane County Department of Human Services.
The ARC Maternal and Infant Program was created in response to state legislation calling for a program where women offenders could give birth outside prison or jail and keep their infant with them in a safe and stimulating community setting. ARC has operated the Maternal and Infant Program continuously since it began in 1993, and serves women who are not involved in the correctional system, as well as women referred by corrections.
The ARC Maternal and Infant Program is licensed as a community-based residential facility and certified as a residential treatment facility for substance use disorders.