Perinatal Substance Abuse

About First Step

First Step is a drug and alcohol treatment program for pregnant, postpartum and parenting women and their children. The goal of the program is to assist and support women in developing positive parenting skills while learning to live a healthy, drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle.

Women with children who are under the age of 18 can participate in group and individual alcohol and drug treatment services. While attending treatment, the Child Development Center is available for care of children age five and under. The year-long program is designed in a multi-phase model. Advancement in the program is contingent upon meeting specific treatment goals, completion of assignments, and maintaining abstinence of drug and alcohold use at each phase.

This program is in collaboration with Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, The Center for Human Services, the Proposition 10 Commission, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Stanislaus County Community Services Agency. This program is licensed and certified by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.

Program Components
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Day Treatment
  • Outpatient Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Education
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Health Screening and Case Management
  • Life Skills Education
  • Alcohol and Drug Free Recreational Activities
  • Welfare to Work Activities
  • Specialized Child Care Center
  • Parent Education and Support
  • Developmental Assessments for Children
  • Coordination of Counseling Services for Children
  • Family Group and Individual Counseling
  • Work Experience

First Step Perinatal Substance Abuse Program
1700 McHenry Village Way
Modesto, CA 95350
p. 209-527-3270
f. 209-527-3226