Our Mission

Interim House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides a continuum of comprehensive services to women with substance abuse and mental health issues. Interim House serves approximately 100 clients each year through its 60 licensed outpatient service slots and 25-bed residential program. As the first specialized treatment program for women in Pennsylvania and one of the first in the nation, Interim House has been a model for innovative treatment for approximately 40 years.

While originally established in 1971 as a residential treatment program, in 1993 Interim House expanded to provide outpatient services and in 1998 it further expanded to include an intensive outpatient program. These were added to increase the support for women struggling to maintain sobriety once they leave the structured environment of the residential program. Interim House became an affiliate corporation of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) in 1989. PHMC is a non-profit public health organization committed to improving the health of the community through outreach, education and health promotion, research, planning and technical assistance. PHMC provides financial management, quality assurance, clinical training and administrative and technical support to Interim House.

Located in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, we serve women from all neighborhoods and communities throughout the city. Our approach includes three levels of care: Residential, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Treatment.

Mission Statement

The mission of Interim House is to empower women to recover from drug and alcohol addiction, pursue healthy lifestyles, and find purpose and meaning in their lives. Interim House seeks to achieve these goals by providing a range of services to address clients' physical, psychological, educational, vocational, familial, social and spiritual needs.

Core Values

Interim House, Inc. believes people can grow and change. We promote the following core values:

  • Treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Promote active client engagement and participation in recovery.
  • Create opportunities to heal from addiction and trauma.
  • Encourage women to make healthy choices to ensure physical, psychological, social and moral safety.
  • Respect diversity.
  • Promote physical, spiritual and mental health.
  • Build connections to healthy relationships and community supports.
  • Promote independence, integrity and hope.
  • Support clients through advocacy and help them to find their own voice.
  • Ensure confidentiality and build trust.