What We Offer

The Family Recovery Program successfully reunites families by offering specialized programs to meet the recovery and life skills needs of parents.

Standard FRP

Standard Family Recovery Program

The Family Recovery Program serves parents ages 18 and over of Baltimore City children ages 0-10 who have been removed from their care for at least one night for reasons substantially related to substance abuse. The presenting child must have never been adjudicated Child In Need of Assistance (CINA).

Substance Abuse Treatment

Individuals will be referred to treatment services which may include:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Relapse prevention
  • Self-help groups
  • General health and nutrition education
  • Parenting skills
  • Domestic violence education

Our Other Programs

Phoenix Track

The Family Recovery Program (FRP) has developed the Phoenix Track, which is an accelerated 6-month program with specialized groups that focus exclusively on marijuana use and abuse, recovery from marijuana abuse and the coping skills to enjoy a sober lifestyle.


Genesis Program

The mission of the FRP Genesis Track is to reduce a child’s exposure to out-of-home placements when that child is removed for a second time from a parent’s or legal guardian’s care before the child exceeds the age of seven due to parent’s substance abuse and recent relapse. The FRP Genesis Track provides intensive case management, bi-weekly to monthly oversight by the Court, placement in an appropriate substance abuse treatment program within 24 hours of their referral (if available) and other supportive services including transitional housing and mental health services over a six to twelve month period.

Horizon Program

The Family Recovery Program (FRP) has been partnering with BCDSS to assist in reunification efforts since 2005. On July 1, 2012, FRP introduced the Horizon Program. The focus of the Horizon Program is to prevent removal of the child/children ages 0-7 of CPS and Family Preservation Units’ cases that otherwise, would have substance abuse as the primary factor as the reason for removal. Learn More

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