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MFI Recovery Center - A Woman's Place

4295 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, California, 92501
Conveniently located in Riverside, CA, A Woman’s Place is a beacon of light to the women we serve here. This gated haven is a safe place for women, and women with children, to free themselves from the bonds of substance abuse through carefully structured programs.

Facility Highlights

  • Life Skills Development
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Parenting Skills Development

Specialization

  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

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Meet the Staff

  • Juli Kukulka, CAS-II
    Juli Kukulka, CAS-IIProgram Coordinator
    Juli has been working in the substance abuse field for more than 16 years. She began as a counselor providing direct services to women in need. After five years she advanced to becoming the Director of Operations for La Vista Recovery Center and held that position for more than 10 years. She received her CAS II credential and is a graduate of Mt. San Jacinto College where she received her Associates Degree in Alcohol Drug Studies. Currently, Juli supervises the San Jacinto outpatient offices of MFI as well as Program Coordinator of the LaVista location of MFI Recovery Center.
  • Marlene Personett, CADC-II, CACCS
    Marlene Personett, CADC-II, CACCSProgram Coordinator
    Marlene has worked with MFI for a total of 8 years. Initially she worked as a certified substance abuse counselor at our women's programs. She left the agency to teach the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Course at Intercoast Colleges and ultimately became the director of the West Covina campus. MFI was fortunate enough to have her return in a management position overseeing our men's residential treatment program in Woodcrest. She has since taken on the grand task of Program Coordinator of the Riverside Outpatient programs and gender specific residential programs in Riverside. Marlene is credentialed as a CADC-II and CACCS (California Certified Clinical Supervisor).

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MY NAME IS VALERIE . I WENT TO MFI AND SUCCESSFULY COMPLETED THIS PROGRAM WHICH GAVE ME THE TOOLS TO REMAIN CLEAN AND SOBER. I LOST EVERYTHING TO COOKING N USING METH . BUT WITH THE HELP OF MFI AND SOME OF THE COUNSELORS THERE TAUGHT ME WHO I WAS AND GAVE ME THE SELF ESTEEM WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF MY ADDICTION TO STAY CLEAN .THANK YOU SO MUCH TO YOU ALL AT MFI U HAVECHANGED MY LIFE
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This program has major benefits and major drawbacks. The facility itself where the women stay is as good as its going to get unless you're rich enough to go to [a luxury facility]. You get your own apartment with one or two room mates. The big issue that needs to be addressed is staffing. They need to get counselors that are not concerned with having power over the girls and are concerned only with empowering us in our recovery and teaching us to live again. As it is, the girls are very much treated like children who need to be disciplined instead of grown woman that need to be taught life skills. The groups were where they need the most work, they were absolute chaos. The girls ran the groups and the counselors had very little ability to keep them under control. It was very distracting to the point that I left several times rather than hear everyone screaming at each other. There was also a safety issue, a woman came in with a black eye because her husband had beat her while he was using. After they made up she brought him inside the building several times even after being warned not to. ... However as I said there were some counselors there that genuinely cared for us and took whatever time we needed to talk us through our bad days. I will say however that one of them was fired after I left. I don't know what the reasoning was so I can't really comment on that. I believe I got as much out of that program as I did because I was completely prepared to get sober and none of the issues that I noticed were enough to keep me from fighting for my life. After my first time going I did relapse about a month or two after I left but the second time I went inpatient I have stayed sober. If I hadnt wanted sobriety so badly I do not think I would have stayed. I was not able to do aftercare because I had to return to work, so it was my choice not to attend, they do have aftercare programs. They have two very fancy apartments that they show as examples of where we were to stay. The actual apartments are much smaller and have a lot of issues such as mold and bad plumbing.