Therapeutic and Experiential Programming
The McCoy House Extended Care for Women offers a tranquil place for women to reflect on the past, live in the present and plan for the future. It is a spacious two-story home with vaulted ceilings and an abundance of natural light tucked away on seven and a half gated wooded acres in the middle of Jackson, Mississippi. The house accommodates seven women and offers peer-mentored support and guidance to residents as they participate in the broad range of therapeutic and experiential healing modalities.
When The McCoy House was purchased it had fallen into disrepair and had to be restored inside and out. The story of The McCoy House and its restoration has an added depth and dimension since it is a house that is dedicated to recovery from addiction and other survival strategies that work until they become destructive. In this sense the finding, funding, restoration, expansion and finishing of the house is the story of the women who come to recover and reclaim their authentic lives. It is here they restore the hope and freedom to fulfill life’s purpose and reclaim home within themselves. The house and the women are one story.
The McCoy House Extended Care Programming offers modalities and experiences that facilitate healing from the drivers of addictive thinking and behavior. Trauma, adverse developmental experiences (real or perceived), as well as attachment and connection wounds rewire the brain for survival. When that happens, safety and self-medication become the primary focus of the individual.
The essence of addiction and the mental health aspects of anxiety and depression that accompany it is a “using” mentality – whether one uses drugs, alcohol, people, sex, food, exercise, work, or things as methods to escape. Sobriety breaks that cycle of addiction but getting conscious, living intentionally in a transparent community with others, rewires the brain for healing and connection. This is the vision of The McCoy House Extended Care for Women.
The mission of The McCoy House is to offer the following modalities for healing and consciousness:
- Group Meditation & Reflection
- Daily Schedule Review with Peer Support in the home
- IOP through local Counseling Practices
- Volunteer at The Real McCoy Thrift Shop
- Mindfulness & Meditation Practice
- Additional Therapeutic Support – licensed therapist when needed
- Labyrinth Experience
- Recovery Yoga
- Art Therapy
- Medication Management if indicated
- Equine Assisted Therapy
- Healthy Eating Classes
- Cooking Classes
- Low Ropes Course Activities
Scheduled Activities & Outings
- 12-Step Recovery Meetings
- Working with Sponsor
- Special Events & Outings
- Area Field Trip