Women’s Residential Unit


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At the time of initial evaluation, the cost of our services will be explained to you.  Some patients may be eligible for a sliding fee schedule.  It is our expectation that assigned fees are paid at the time of services.  We also will consider payment plans and bill you accordingly.  Patients have the right to services regardless of the ability to pay.

Prairie Ridge offers a comprehensive program designed to specifically address the needs of women with substance use concerns. The program is designed to benefit women and their children. Prairie Ridge recognizes that substance use disorders can complicate and exacerbate other problems such as family problems, lack of economic self-sufficiency, physical and sexual abused, domestic violence.  Addressing these issues can help women recover and prevent relapse. The goals for the Women Program is to interrupt the process of addiction, reduce barrier to treatment, re-establish healthy family relationships, improve physical health, understand nutrition, and learn to use community resources to benefit the family.


Prairie Ridge offers a 28 day, high intensity, gender specific residential program. We specialize in serving co-occurring patients through the use of the evidenced based curriculum of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  Our integrated program has been developed to fit the needs of all of the patients we serve. Our patients have access to primary and psychiatric healthcare providers while involved in our services.   Our environment is patient centered and feedback informed.   We  utilize evidenced based  feedback  tools  to  ensure  our  patients  are  receiving  the  best  care  possible.   Our integrated approach helps us reach the needs of those we serve and their families


DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
This is one of our core groups here at Prairie Ridge and what make this such valuable information is that it is all research based. This is a skill-based group, which provides training in the areas of interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. DBT emphasizes the acceptance of individuals as they are, while encouraging them and teaching them skills/tools that will enable them to make changes in their life. The group is intended for adults who experience suicidal urges, engage in impulsive behaviors that are potentially self-damaging, experience an inadequate and unstable sense of self-image, and/or experience unstable and unsatisfying relationships.

Women’s Group
Women’s group is a time to focus specifically on issues that affect women in recovery. In this group we will discover topics that may include relationships, shame, boundaries, and building relapse prevention plans and skills. During this group we will also take time to celebrate our sober days because social recognition from our peers is very important!

Trauma Group
Trauma group is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of how trauma impacts our lives and gain skills in how to cope with those situations which cause distress. Trauma group is an open space to explore, share, and begin to heal from the experiences we have gone through. We have also arranged for Crisis Intervention Services to come here twice a month to speak and offer support and counseling,

ABT: Adventure Based Therapy
This is an interactive class that combines play with skill building. This group will challenge your ability to handle high stress situations, explore how you react based on your personality color, and problem solve utilizing fun and adventurous activities.

Grace Group
The subject matter in this group is taken from the movie “GRACE”. This movie is about a woman struggling with her use disorder and the problems associated with it. We will cover a couple of specific areas in this particular movie such as defense mechanisms and what to do when we start experiencing these and also have discussions that are related to relapse prevention and some of the tools we can utilize to help us with a relapse plan.

Mindfulness is one of the main topics of DBT and is used throughout the treatment experience in many other classes besides DBT. It is one of the most important things to practice to bring us back to our wise mind which is a way of thinking about something using logic AND emotion. You will be able to practice mindfulness daily and have four one hour classes on each Monday using progressive muscle relaxation, drawing mandalas, and making glitter calming bottles.

Transition Group
We start this process the very first week you arrive. It is important to start thinking about what you are planning on doing to continue some sort of treatment process when you leave residential treatment and to also start arranging such things as transportation needs, outpatient needs, and housing needs,

Stigma Presentation
This presentation breaks down the differences between discrimination, stereotypes and prejudice through exploration of the personal impact of stigma on the lives of the people we serve, the interactive process of this presentation will expand your knowledge and how to reduce stigma.

Rising Strong
This group involves learning about how not to regret that we have regrets, reading about vulnerability, answering questions about how addiction has affected you in many categories in your life, and writing a new ending to how your story is going to end. It involves getting uncomfortable enough to explore new ways to cope and to find new understanding about where we have the ability to change,

Some other educational classes/groups/speakers we offer are:
Spark-The Importance of Exercise
Essential Oils
12 Step Introduction
Gambling Presentation
Music Therapy
Self- Soothing
Refusal Skits
Vision Boards
Personal Stories from outside speakers


Mealtimes are developed with the approval and supervision of a licensed dietician.  We will do our best to accommodate special dietary needs; However, it is important that these needs be clearly communicated prior to a patient’s admission to services so we can adequately assess whether these needs can be met within our system.  Menus are created for the month and patients have the opportunity to prepare and serve meals for the community.  We ask that family members NOT bring in special foods.


After patients have completed 21 FULL days of programming, they are eligible for one 8-hour pass or two 4- hour passes off campus. This time can be spent with family or friends if the patient so chooses.


Visitation times are either on Saturday or Sunday from 2-5pm depending on which clinical group a patient is assigned to.

Visitors – Please DO NOT bring in the following; Cell phones, cameras, food or beverages, non-prescription medications, or tobacco.

Prairie Ridge is a tobacco free agency. Use of tobacco products is prohibited on Prairie Ridge property.


We welcome your phone calls. Phone use is limited to 10 minutes each session to allow all of our patients time to talk with family and friends.

Patient phones are able to be accessed in the time frames that do not interfere with any programming.

Please respect these times and do NOT attempt to call during other times in the day. Patients are very busy with treatment programming and additional phone calls take them away from these experiences. If you have an emergency and need to get a hold of someone quickly during other times, please call the CA Staff Desk at (641) 423-0431. This number is answered 24 hours per day.

Computers are accessible during meal times and every evening after 8:30pm.

We feel privileged to be able to serve your loved one and would like to hear from you. Please provide any feedback you feel comfortable with, by using the main number contact numbers below.

Residential PhonesCA Staff StationMain Number
(641) 423-0998(641) 423-0431 (24 hours)(866) 429-2391
(641) 423-6084(641) 424-2391
(641) 423-4972 FAX: (641) 424-0783
(641) 424-9219

320 N Eisenhower Avenue
Mason City, IA 50401


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