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Morning Star

Located on the campus of Madonna Heights in Dix Hills, Morning Star provides a safe, structured, sober environment for women in recovery from substance use. Tailored to the unique needs of women, including women with children, our residences help women take greater responsibility for themselves and move on to healthy, autonomous lives. The program offers an environment that teaches, strengthens and encourages women in the recovery process. View our Morning Star brochure»

Morning Star I provides women in recovery with a safe, supportive, home-like structure focused on helping them to develop a drug- and alcohol-free, self-supporting lifestyle.

Morning Star II allows mothers to live and bond with their preschool-aged children at the residence and work to strengthen parenting skills as they progress towards a full recovery.  While mothers are in treatment, trained staff care for their children; at all other times mothers are responsible for their children.

Our goal is to help residents develop a sense of independence and encourage them to build a sober support system to be utilized upon leaving Morning Star.

Clients are referred from a NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services licensed inpatient or outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation program.

Morning Star candidates must:
– Be at least 18 years old
– Meet admission criteria
– Be able to participate in the program

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Women ages 18 and older who have 30 days verified abstinence but are struggling with substance abuse addiction and need residential level care

Age Criteria or Other Eligibility Requirements

Morning Star I: women ages 18+
Morning Star II: pregnant and parenting women and their preschool aged child(ren). Minimum age of adult is 18

How to Access this Program or Service

Most applicants are referred by other OASAS provider such as detox, rehab, or outpatient. For Morning Star II, if woman has legal involvement (CPS, Family Drug Court, etc.), court has to agree to reunification for resident and child

This program is associated with...

Madonna Heights

Providing an environment that teaches, strengthens and encourages young and adult women to heal from trauma. Read More

Success Stories

Antoinette’s Experience at Morning Star

"They helped me learn how to be myself, then how to be a mom." Learn More

Last year,

288

children were reunified with their parents who worked hard preparing for their return home

We help

2,000

children get ready for kindergarten