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In my distress, I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free.

– Psalm 118:5

Great Lakes Women’s Rehab is a Christian discipleship program and women’s treatment center for women with life-controlling drug and alcohol addictions. Our recovery methods are born from a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.

We believe that the answer is Jesus Christ.

We have an outstanding success rate. 76% of those who complete our program remain free of addiction.

Great Lakes Women’s Rehab accepts applicants from all walks of life through our Milwaukee Christian rehabilitation center. Court-ordered students are welcome, but they must be willing to work the program and sincerely desire change.

If one of our residents struggles to find the support they need, we help direct them to an alternative opportunity. This program is designed for people who want to overcome their drug or alcohol addiction and are committed to working at it.


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Great Lakes Women’s Rehab Location

Our Great Lakes Women’s Rehab Program is 12 months and is based at the Robby Dawson Home for Women. Our Milwaukee women’s treatment center first opened a recovery center that housed up to eight women at the former New Life for Girls Home of Waukesha in 1999. This initial facility was generously funded by a lead gift from Mrs. Sara White, providing a much-needed space for substance abuse rehabilitation for several years. In 2001, the Fleck Foundation – with help from the Dawson Family – graciously donated a much larger building to us in the historic Concordia neighborhood on the west end of downtown Milwaukee. This bigger facility gave our women’s recovery center a new home. We decided to name this beautiful rehab facility after a young man named Robby Dawson, who struggled with addiction for many years before passing away the same year our new building was acquired. We sincerely thank The Fleck Foundation, The Dawson Family, and the many other donors who have made this home possible.

Take Back Control From Drugs and Set Yourself Free 

Currently, the Robby Dawson Home for Women houses up to 30 adult female residents (nearly 100 annually) at no charge to them. These women are discovering God and learning to conquer their life-controlling addictions for good. A refuge of hope for those looking for help. Our faith-based addiction recovery programs for women combine classroom learning, group and personal studies, household duties, and work therapy training to help residents find freedom within God’s established boundaries.

Learn more about how this hope-filled program is helping to transform lives.