About Mrs. Wilson's Halfway House

The licensed clinical staff at Mrs. Wilson's implements an evidence-based program of recovery designed to address the individual woman's physical, emotional, spiritual, and vocational needs. Emphasis is placed on the individual with the goal of empowering the woman to become an integral and successful part of the community.

Since opening its doors in 1976, Mrs. Wilson's has expanded the program to include Transitional Living, Family and Couples Counseling, Trauma Counseling, and Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient levels of care for women seeking recovery from addiction.

Mrs. Wilson's Treatment Center serves women 18 years and older, who have been diagnosed with substance abuse and a secondary diagnosis of a mental health condition, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, or an Eating Disorder, etc.

Mrs. Wilson's History

Mrs. Wilson's Halfway House was founded as a private, non-profit organization in 1976 by three visionary women; Judy Knowlton, Ethel Finley and Doris Vandeven. These women saw a need for a residence that provides structure, discipline, guidance and support for women in early recovery from substance abuse.

The house takes its name from Lois Wilson, wife of Alcoholic's Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson. It is a home where women begin to learn to live life without alcohol or drugs. The Corporate name, Alfre, Inc., derives from the phrase "alcohol free", a condition the founders were striving to ensure.

Mrs. Wilson's Values


Front of Mrs. Wilson's House

Mrs. Wilson's Mission

Our mission at Mrs. Wilson’s is to provide compassionate, comprehensive treatment and housing for women who are seeking services for alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring disorders.

We strive to provide quality services that facilitate their responsible and successful recovery and re-entry into the community.


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Mrs. Wilson's Vision

Mrs. Wilson's vision is to continue providing a welcoming and safe environment to the women and families we serve while enhancing our programs and services as to be of even greater influence and impact to our community.

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Mrs. Wilson's Treatment Center Group Therapy Session

First Halfway House in NJ

Mrs. Wilson's was the first transitional living facility of its kind in the State of New Jersey when opening our doors in 1976.

As a licensed treatment provider, Mrs. Wilson's provides comprehensive residential and outpatient services to women in recovery from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.