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The Claymont Center for Pregnant and Parenting Women

Helping Families Heal Together

Gaudenzia is thrilled to announce the July 1st opening of The Claymont Center for Pregnant and Parenting Women, Delaware’s only inpatient substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment facility for this historically underserved and stigmatized population.

Located in Claymont, DE, the facility will provide two levels of care for up to 20 women, with up to 40 children. Clients will each be able to bring up to two children under the age of ten with them to treatment without the fear of losing custody or disrupting the parent-child relationship during their stay.

On June 24, 2022, partnering funders, legislators, and community members joined Gaudenzia for an open house event and tours of the facility.

Addressing the Urgent Need for Women’s SUD Treatment in Delaware

Delaware has the fifth highest rate of pregnant and parenting women with a substance use disorder (SUD) in the nation, while 70% of women entering SUD treatment have children. The Claymont Center for Pregnant and Parenting Women will provide essential services specifically designed to meet the needs of this unique client population, including:

  • High-Intensity Residential SUD Treatment
  • Low-Intensity Residential SUD Treatment
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Culture-Informed Care
  • Gender-Responsive Care

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The Claymont Center for Pregnant and Parenting Women: A Public/Private Partnership

Our organization would like to acknowledge the incredible efforts of our public and private partners who came together to bring this program to fruition, allowing Gaudenzia to address the urgent need for evidence-based care in record time:

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We’re also incredibly grateful for the support of Delaware Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, DSAMH Director Joanna Champney, and strong support from lawmakers such as Sen. Sarah McBride, Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, Rep. Larry Lambert, and the many others championing SUD care for pregnant and parenting women in the state of Delaware.

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If you or a loved one needs help with substance use and co-occurring disorders, please call Gaudenzia’s 24-hour Treatment and Referral HelpLine at 833.976.HELP (4357).