Women's Recovery Association
Restoring lives...one woman at a time.
WRA's individualized and integrated clinical services are designed to address the complexity of women's needs. The clinical program is the core of every treatment plan for women in the residential, perinatal residential, outpatient, and continuing care program.
Our comprehensive programming includes individual and family counseling, group therapy, and educational groups that focus on women's recovery from substance use disorder and related addictive behaviors, such as eating disorders and nicotine dependence. In addition, WRA provides specialized services that address:
- Co-occurring mental health disorders
- Recovery from trauma and abuse
- Emotion management and relapse prevention
- Health and wellness
- Relationships and building community
- Increasing self-esteem and self-efficacy
- Issues specific to young women, ages 18-24
WRA began in 1964 as a support group for alcoholic women started by Sister Anna Marie Towers. The organization was incorporated in 1970 and opened its first residential treatment program in 1973, in San Mateo. Women's Recovery Association joined the HealthRIGHT 360 family of programs in 2014.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first got there. After meeting the staff and getting to know the other women, I found another family there. I learned a lot about me and my addiction and with the support of staff and going to meetings, I have been given my life back. My family appreciates the program as well.