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Free Addiction Treatment for Women in Colorado

Come as you are

Residential Addiction Treatment
For Women in Colorado


CAYA is a free 12-month Christ-centered residential treatment program located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for women overcoming addictions.

The  CAYA Treatment Program

Residential Treatment for Women


Overview
Our residential treatment program provides 24-hour long-term care for 12 months to women who are 18 years of age or older and have come to a place of true brokenness and are ready to surrender their lives to becoming new in Jesus Christ.

The focus is on helping the women spiritually learn or re-establish healthy functioning skills and values. Our program also encourages the involvement of family in the journey.

Since addiction and associated recovery are very much interconnected with family, we encourage them to visit during specified days and times while their loved one is in treatment.

Voluntary

This is a voluntary program. Upon entry, all residents are made aware that they are enrolled by free-will and are under no obligation to stay, however choosing to leave before completion or taking actions that cause a resident to be dismissed will result in permanent termination.

Three Phases
Our program consists of three phases—  Intensive Treatment, Repair & Action, and the Maintenance Treatment—designed to foster valuable personal and relational habits and to help residents transition to successful and productive futures. All phases include individual and group spiritual counseling, life skills coaching, and identifying root causes of addiction. 

Group Therapy

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Phase One

Intensive Treatment

Months 1-4

The Intensive Treatment Phase is the initial entry phase and the first four months of the program.

This phase is highly structured and allows residents to be fully engaged in their recovery.

Residents schedules are customized to address the unique needs of each individual and tailored to address not just addiction, but the wellness of the mind, body and most important their spirit during their stay.

It is designed to emphasize personal spiritual growth through study of The Word, taking self-inventory, becoming a willing participant as well learning to become personally accountable.

Group Therapy

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Phase Two

Repair / Action Phase

Months 5-8

This phase includes a more defined focus on the development and enhancement of Life Skills (including budgeting, interviewing & good work practices), the development of problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills, and the application of principles to effect personal change in thinking, attitude & actions.

This phase continues to increase the individual’s responsibility, by beginning to integrate skills learned into their life.

This phase also includes having the individual seek employment, resume writing and job application/placement services, and integrate recreational activities, while under the guidance and support of a counselor.

As they progress through treatment, individuals will be encouraged to keep practicing their new, healthy behaviors while adjusting, and to develop a healthy support network that will serve them after they leave the program.

Group Therapy

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Phase Three

Maintenance Treatment Phase

Months 9-12

This is a critical phase and includes educational service including literacy testing, a GED program, assistance in the reinstatement of driver’s license, resolving court issues, reinstatement of fines, reestablishing visits with probation/parole, and safe housing plan.

As our residents progress through treatment, they are encouraged to keep practicing their new, healthy behaviors while adjusting, and to develop a healthy support network that will serve them after they leave the program.

Treatment Services

We believe lasting healing and recovery is a holistic process, addressing every aspect of life. From health and wellness to therapy and emotional management, to legal services and job training. Below is a list of free services that we offer the women at CAYA. Click on each title to learn more.

Group Therapy

Twice a month group therapy with a certified addiction counselor or licensed clinical social worker.

Group Therapy

Twice a month group therapy with a certified addiction counselor or licensed clinical social worker.

Individual Therapy

Get to the root of your addictions with individual sessions once a week for 45-60 min.

Case Management Services

We work in tandem with your case manager to help you meet any requirements for your treatment plan. That includes weekly progress reports, drug screens, facilitate and supervise children and family visits, and write letters and progress reports for court cases.

GED Certification

We support you while you accomplish your GED through the WorkForce center in Steamboat. Financially covered by CAYA.

Nutrition + Cooking Classes

We believe that making healthy choices begins with nourishing your body. Each week a nutritionist comes to the CAYA house to help with meal planning and addressing dietary needs (gluten-free, fibromyalgia, dairy-free, etc).

Each resident is in charge of one meal a week to cook for the CAYA house residents. They will learn grocery shopping budget management and how to prepare and plan delicious food so they can create nutritious meals on their own post-graduation.

Yoga + Exercise Classes

Outer health begets inner health which is why we believe in the power of regular body movement and exercise.

A fitness instructor/yoga teacher comes to the CAYA house a minimum of three times a week. We also have weekly outdoor adventures where we participate in Iocal hikes, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.

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Personal Life Coaching

A life coach is someone that looks to empower others by helping them make, meet and exceed goals in both their personal and professional lives. Weekly individual sessions are available at the CAYA house with our personal life coach.

Daily Group Sessions

Every week a different Bible teacher comes in Monday through Friday for two hours. Each teacher focuses on different topics ranging from mindset, mental blocks, writing and sharing testimonies and life stories, exploring identity as daughters of Christ, and more.

Education Services

The Franklin Covey Workshop teaches the women how to employ healthy and effective habits that support life-long growth and productivity. 

The workshop helps the women establish foundational principals that allow them to continue free from addiction and as influential members of the community. 

The women will be able to gain life skills, business training, and leadership development by studying the following topics: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Leading at the Speed of Trust, The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, and Introduction to Financial Peace University. 

They will graduate with four certificates identifying they have completed the course, bolstering their confidence and their resumes.  An expert instructor will visit CAYA to teach a portion of each topic, and they will participate in an online community. 

Job Training

We’re with you every step of the way as you set out to find a job. We’ll help prepare your resume, job applications, provide interview training, and how to dress for interviews. We also help with job placement.

Legal Assistance

Any requirements you must complete we will help you with – anything from community service fulfillment, drug screens, progress reports, etc.

Marriage and Family Counseling

Heal woods, re-establish connection, re-work communication patterns, and more through personal marriage and family counseling services.

Residential Treatment

The CAYA House

About the House

The CAYA house sits by the Yampa River, is fully furnished, has 5 bedrooms (which includes an office and the resident manager’s bedroom) and a total of 9 beds for residents.

There’s a big beautiful kitchen for community meals and a large living room for relaxation and reflection.

There is always a resident manager on-site 24/7.

Meet our Founder

Leilani Brook’s Testimony

GET TO KNOW

Our Team

Leilani Brooks

Executive Director

leilani@cayasteamboat.com


My name is Leilani Brooks, and I’ve been set free from a 14yr. drug and alcohol addiction. I spent one half of my life in active addiction, which culminated in my incarceration and loss of my two-year-old son. Today, by the grace and relentless love of God I have been clean and sober for over 4 years.

My destructive way of life came to an end in early 2016 when I was accepted into a Faith-Based Treatment program. After graduating from this 12-month life-changing program I knew the path the Lord wanted me to take.

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Leilani’s Testimony

Rebecca Beckner

Spiritual Director

rebecca@cayasteamboat.com


Rebecca deeply cares about becoming and helping others to become all that Christ intended for us to be.  The Lord often invites her into what seems like unintended training grounds, and He taught her about discipleship through years of practice before she really knew what He was doing!  Read More .

Meet Rebecca

Jessica Rooney

Administrative Assistant

jessica@cayasteamboat.com


There are so many details and small tasks that are needed to be completed in the day-to-day running of a program like CAYA. Leilani needed a right-hand (wo)man to help her get all these things completed…and God sent Jessica.

Jessica graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Grand Canyon University. Her education, as well as her experience with administrative work for a family, faith-based nonprofit, qualifies her for a role such as this.Read More

Meet Jessica

Darin Gregg

Admissions & Operations Director

PHONE: 720-586-0574

darin@cayasteamboat.com


Darin is a Utah native.  He moved to Colorado 4 years ago.  His passion to work at CAYA came from his background of 20+ years of being in addiction himself.  Darin attended a non profit treatment center in Denver and was asked to stay on as staff.  He was trained in admissions and outreach and excelled in advocating for clients in the courtroom, through probation, and parole and working with the homeless.Read More

Barbara Novotany, MD

Medical Director


Barbara Novotny, MD is a board certified family physician at Steamboat Springs Family Medicine. She received her B.A. in Biochemistry at Dartmouth College in 2001. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in 2008 and graduated from Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program in 2011. During her residency training, Dr. Novotny worked in the bush of Alaska and afterwards worked for 4 years as a physician on the Zuni Indian Reservation.Read More

Bonnie

Resident Manager


Bonnie moved to Steamboat in 2016 after retiring from a 28 year career in education. She taught Special Education and was an Assistant Principal at a high school in Greeley. In Steamboat, she worked for 9 years as the program director for Boys and Girls Club. Having a passion for working with individuals who are at-risk, she took a class to become a Peer Coach, working with addicts in recovery. Bonnie has two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and two beautiful grandkids and loves the outdoors in Steamboat.

Jessica

Resident Manager


Jessica was born in San Jose, California and moved to Kansas City, Missouri at ten years old. As a teen God had given her sister a vision for her. Where women were walking into the throne room in rags and full of shame. God called Jessica to sit next to Him to reveal to them their beauty and their hearts of gold. She knew God had a plan for her! During high school she volunteered her summers at an orphanage in Mexico, still searching for what God’s call for her was. A year after graduating high school, Jessica got married. She worked as a manager at a restaurant where close to half the staff were from a troubled youth treatment center. This gave her a passion for working with women in recovery. Jessica and her husband moved from Kansas City, Kansas to Steamboat in faith that God had a plan for them, and after some waiting on the Lord, He called her to CAYA!

Carly Hicks

Evening Resident Manager


Carly Hicks is a 21-year-old recovering addict from Yazoo City, Mississippi. She is recovering for a 4-year drug and alcohol addiction. Carly has been sober for 1 year now after completing the Come As You Are program herself. Since completing the program, Carly strives to relate and empathize with new women who enter into the CAYA program. Carly has goals to complete the certified addiction counselor courses in order to obtain her license. Carly carries the spirit of discernment which is helpful when it comes to maintaining a spiritual atmosphere in the house. One strength of Carly’s is adaptability. This allows her to welcome newer women into the program and help them adjust to this new experience. Carly will be working as the night time resident manager from now on.

Testimonials

We are blessed to work with courageous and strong women every day. Here are some of their stories.

Meet Chynna

Meet Carly

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