Reality House

Residential Treatment Program for Women
and their Dependent Children


Louisiana Health and Rehab Center (LHRC)–Reality House provides quality, comprehensive treatment in a safe, caring, and supportive environment for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program-eligible women with substance use disorders and their dependent children ages 0-12 including TANF-eligible women with Opioid Use Disorders who may be pregnant and their delivered infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome/Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. Services focus on women developing and maintaining a healthy and safe alcohol and drug free lifestyle, with emphasis on compassionate attention to gender-specific issues. While the recovery process is person-centered, the end result is that women become effective nurturing mothers breaking the bondage of destructive behaviors. On this continuum of care are developmentally appropriate treatment services to children. With evidence-based treatment, children can be healed from the scars of their mothers’ disease, if not escape them altogether.


LHRC–Reality House views substance use disorder as a primary, progressive, and fatal disease that destructively affects women’s lives and the lives of their children. While there is no cure for substance use disorder, we believe that recovery and flourishing lives are possible through trauma-informed systems of care and the time-tested 12-Step Recovery Program and its derivative Children of Alcoholics (COA) on which Reality House treatment is based. Our foundational belief is that every woman and child has value and can reach their God-given potential.


  • Residential treatment and half-way house for pregnant women, and women and their dependent children aged 0-12

  • 30 bed facility

  • Up to six month residency

  • Transportation and childcare provided

  • Comprehensive case management

  • Promotes structure, manageability, effective parenting, and responsible independence

  • Individualized, holistic treatment and multi-faceted mother, child, and family programmatic services


  • Individual Counseling

  • (Provided to both mother and child)

  • Family Counseling

  • (Provided to both mother and child)

  • Group Counseling

  • (Provided to both mother and child)

  • Substance Use Disorder Education

  • 12-Step Recovery Program

  • Children of Alcoholics (COA) Program

  • Spiritual Formation

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Screening and Treatment

  • Life Skills Training

  • Parenting Training

  • Early Childhood Development

  • Tutoring for Children

  • Nutrition Education

  • Transportation

  • Crisis Intervention Services Referral

  • ESG Emergency Solution Grant (Housing Assistance)

  • Money Management

  • Job Search Assistance

  • Job Readiness

  • Supportive Services Referrals

  • Relapse Prevention






Reality House was awarded the Department of Health and Hospital/Office of Behavioral Health’s (DHH/OBH) 2013-2014 Outstanding Program of the Year in the State of Louisiana.


  • Must be a pregnant female and/or female with dependent children aged 0-12.

  • Must be 18 years old or older.

  • Must have a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder.

  • Physical and mental illnesses must be stabilized.

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligible.

  • Medicaid, private pay and private insurance accepted.


Pamella Holliday
Home Manager
tel  |  225.343.3438    
fax  |  225.343.1511

Shawne Langston, MA, LPC, LAC, CCS
Clinical Director
tel  |  225.927.0770
fax  |  225.927.0771
Soundra Temple-Johnson
Executive Director
tel  |  225.231.2490
fax  |  225.231.2775