Our women and their families are then allowed to move into a Transitional Phase program that provides more autonomy while still engaging them with all the services provided during the Primary Phase. Women in this phase begin to practice the tools of their recovery in the community while in school, working or volunteering. In the evening, our women return to the safety of their recovery community here at New Directions and focus their abilities to apply their program in daily life. Each woman is encouraged to develop healthy, meaningful relationships with sponsors, alumni, and other women in recovery. In addition, each woman works individually with her Therapist or Counselor and develops an individual plan that encompasses her goals in life regarding education, employment, living arrangements, children, family, self-care etc. The average length of stay in Transitional Phase is 45 days.