What we Offer


The success one individual feels can directly affect his/her self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and self-determination. Additionally, their growth often influences and motivates others who are beginning anew. This radiating effect can not only influence the entire community but also inspire the progression of social change. Beginning Step believes this program may be a catalyst to this type of change.

Beginning Step is proud to report that on a yearly average, 90% of IOPD clients chose to continue treatment services post-graduation by transferring into Beginning Step’s outpatient program.
They also chose to continue sober living in a recovery community by moving to the Safe Step housing sites – with ongoing monitoring and direct contact with individuals with various years of sobriety. Many of these IOPD individuals were homeless prior to program entry.

IOP: Intensive OutPatient Program

Beginning Step has designed its Intensive Outpatient Program to empower individuals with chemical dependency and other co-occurring issues the opportunity to heal and begin anew. Understanding that clients will be in the initial stages of recovery and may be experiencing post-acute withdrawal symptoms  (PAWS). The structure of IOP is intended to assess client needs; both physical and psychological. Clients will begin to gather resources to address their basic needs, develop short-term goals, and identify safe aftercare housing options. IOP also allows clients the opportunity to develop supportive relationships within the Beginning Step, Safe Step, AA/NA and other recovery communities, as well as mental health support communities.

Program Hours

Monday through Thursday:

   Morning Program: 

            9 am to 2 pm

   Afternoon Program: 

            3 pm to 7 pm 

Friday  9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sample Group Topics

Warning Signs and Triggers     Pain Management

Communicable Diseases         Dual Diagnosis

Stages of Change                    Balance

Denial                                      Self-Care

Behavior Management            Coping Skills

Support Systems                     Anger Management

Self-Esteem                             Shame/Guilt

After Completion 

Outpatient counseling is designed to support the recovery process of clients who reside in stable housing by providing individualized and group counseling.  Outpatient counseling uses motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy to enhance clients’ motivation to continue their recovery process by addressing underlying emotional and behavioral concerns that have led to substance use.  Each client, in collaboration with their counselor, will create personal goals and objectives.



Supplemental Services

Customized for each client

Beginning Step is able to apply a number of different options to help ensure clients success. 

Supplemental programs such as Case Management, Peer Support, and Recovery Housing are designed to add resource, recovery, and housing support to help meet stated goals.