Residential Program for Women
Saint Luke Institute's residential program for women was designed by women for women religious. Treatment addresses their challenges primarily, though not exclusively, in four main areas:
- Relational issues
The Talitha-Life program focuses on each woman as a whole person and tailors treatment to her individual needs in dialogue with a representative of the leadership of her religious community/congregation.
Our caring, professional staff helps the sister learn to better manage and integrate her emotional, professional, social and spiritual life through psychotherapy, spiritual formation, education and life-skills development. Our clients are supported and challenged as they learn to take responsibility for their own recovery and healing.
Healing and recovery is an ongoing process. The Saint Luke Institute Continuing Care Program provides ongoing support for a minimum of two years. Continuing Care assists the woman religious as she returns to life in her community/congregation:
- Weekly telephone contact with her continuing care therapist for 4-6 weeks
- Continuing care contract with specific goals and action steps developed by the
- woman religious in the areas of recovery
- Support team
- Re-entry workshop
- Three renewal weeks over a two-year period
Ongoing outpatient therapy also is available at our offices in Baltimore and Silver Spring, Maryland; Louisville, Kentucky; and St. Louis, Missouri.