The Women’s Recovery Center – Dedicated to Women and Their Recovery


An Addiction Recovery Center Dedicated to Women’s Well-Being

Future Women's Center

Samaritan Colony has been helping men heal physically, mentally, and spiritually from addiction problems since 1972. Today, a plan for a 14-bed women’s recovery center in Rockingham, North Carolina is currently underway. 


We are seeking corporate sponsors, donors and other partners who want to be part of the solution to create the first residential treatment center for underserved women in the Sandhills. Click here to learn more.

Why We Need Women-Specific Treatment

Women Experience More Obstacles and Shame

Fear of losing child custody, the stigmas associated with substance abuse, cultural influences, lack of social support, and other reasons make it harder for women to access treatment for addiction. While many of these obstacles can be dealt with, some women feel scared and ashamed to seek help. However, once a woman undergoes our treatment for addiction, we believe that she can recover successfully just like, if not more likely than men.

Addiction and Trauma Have Greater Impact on Women and Their Families

When it comes to drugs or alcohol, women are more quickly and adversely affected than men. This means that while women may consume less than men, they will experience the same, if not a higher level of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social damage over a shorter period.


Women Need a Safe Place to Build a Strong Support Network for Recovery

There are many underlying causes of addiction that must be addressed. These include lack of meaningful relationships and traumatic memories women may find hard to discuss with their loved ones. That is why women need to have a safe place where they can interact with others who share the same experiences.Our gender-specific treatment plan allows women to form a strong network of peers who support and understand each other.

Addiction Knows No Social Class and Neither Should Treatment

Although we do not offer free treatment, we ensure that our medically uninsured clients make payments based
on a sliding fee scale. We will always consider your financial situation and we will never refuse to admit anyone
based on their ability to pay. Our team also understands the value of charity which is why back in 2020,
Samaritan Colony (our 12-bed male facility) provided $470,000 for medically indigent men.

How Your Contributions Will Help Women

We encourage you to make donations so that we may achieve our goals such as:

  • Offer a positive economic impact from the creation of local jobs and permanent full-time professional and paraprofessional staff positions
  • Build the capacity to serve more than 120 low-income and medically indigent women in the first year
  • Create a positive impact on Community Colleges and Universities in providing them with a facility for internships
  • Educate the communities about Substance Use Disorders, harm reduction, and the possibilities of recovery through outreach
  • Save millions of dollars. NC DHHS reports that in 2016 alone, the Estimated Total Lifetime Costs for Medical and Work Loss from 100 Medication & Drug Fatalities for Sandhills Center’s 9-County area was 231 million dollars. Their medical costs alone were 1.7 million dollars.
  • Reduce crime rates and give capable and talented mothers, daughters, and sisters a second chance at success
  • Lower these costs and decrease the loss of lives through kind and compassionate treatment of women with Substance Use Disorders and histories of trauma

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic relapsing illness of body, mind, and spirit. It requires treatment, not just emergency intervention or medication.