Special Connections & Specialized Women's Services


Any pregnant or parenting woman who recently quit or is currently struggling with abusing alcohol, prescribed, or illegal substances is eligible for the Specialized Women's Services (parenting) or Special Connections (pregnant) programs.


We provide individual and group counseling, education, and case management.
We help with:

  • Prenatal care
  • Random drug/alcohol testing at no cost to clients
  • Child care
  • Opiate replacement therapy referrals (methadone/suboxone)
  • Psychiatric medication (when appropriate)
  • Transportation
  • Free counseling
  • Maternity clothes
  • Baby supplies
  • And more
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ARC Women's Services


Our services are CONFIDENTIAL - no reporting is required. Colorado law does NOT require substance abuse counselors to report active substance use during pregnancy. We want pregnant women to use the nine months of pregnancy to explore their relationship with legal and illegal substances of abuse. Every pregnant woman deserves all the help and support she needs to prepare for motherhood.

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Program Goals

The goals of these programs are to increase the number of healthy infants and maintain intact families by reducing or stopping the use of alcohol or drugs by pregnant and parenting women.

Our team is trained in culturally sensitive, trauma-responsive counseling and care of pregnant and parenting women.

We work with women to set their own goals. For example:

  • Reducing substance use during pregnancy
  • Sobriety
  • Emotional and physical health
  • Skillful parenting

Barriers & Incentives

Limited resources, stigma, stress, and fear of losing custody can prevent women from getting help. We work to break down those barriers. Because we do not have to report substance use/abuse, we can make a connection with women at a time when they are very vulnerable, but also somewhat motivated to change.

Make a Referral

Referring agencies or providers, please use the Special Connections Referral Form to refer a client or patient.

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Child Welfare Information Gateway

Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

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