The Mujeres Sanas en La Frontera program offers trauma-informed and gender-specific substance abuse treatment services for adult women. The program addresses the impact of trauma that women usually experience, especially sexual and domestic violence. Services also focus on parenting, relationships and reproductive health as well as reducing the risk of contracting HIV, Hepatitis and other diseases. For women already living with HIV/AIDS, the project ensures that women obtain and become engaged in medical care through a medical home model. Additionally, the program addresses the ongoing recovery of women through peer coaching and engagement in the recovery community. The program implements a strength-based approach and it is culturally-informed providing services in English and Spanish.
The program provides individual, group, and family counseling sessions, case management, parenting classes, family education session, reproductive health education, home visits, random drug screening, HIV testing services, referral and follow-up.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Gabriela Perez, Program Co-Director at (956) 724-3177
Enrique Manrique, Program Co-Director at (956) 724-3177