Perinatal Outpatient Extended Group (POEG)

Who is eligible?

Pregnant and parenting women of children age 0-5 years old. Children are encouraged and expected to participate in the program.

Is there a charge for this service?

Intensive outpatient sessions charge $117 per service. Medi-Cal pays for services in full as long as Medi-Cal eligibility is maintained. Drug and Alcohol services does not accept or bill private insurance. 

Services for clients who are NOT Medi-Cal eligible and referred from any outside agency, court, etc, may be covered in full under that specific provision.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

  • In Grover Beach, the program is offered Tuesday - Friday. 
  • In Atascadero, the program is offered Monday - Thursday.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Monday - Friday 8-5

3556 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6080

Monday - Friday 8-5

1523 Longbranch Avenue
Grover Beach, CA 93433

Tel: (805) 473-7080


It is wonderful that your partner wants to participate in your treatment. POEG is specifically designed for women; however, we do offer a parenting group one night a week for clients. Both parents can participate and are encouraged to in order to learn the same parenting skills. This creates consistency and involvement for both parents.

No, this program is available to any mother who is either pregnant or has a child 0-5.

Each clinic has walk-in days and times. You will meet with a clinician who will provide a brief screening and assess for level of care. At that time they will direct you towards the most appropriate program.

POEG was designed for pregnant women and children 0-5. The max amount of children allowed in program at a time is 12.

Some of the benefits from participating in the POEG program are: 

  • Parenting skills
  • Exposure to evidence based practices that support recovery, treat trauma, and provide alternative coping skills like grounding, meditation, etc.
  • Develop or increase attachment with child/ren
  • Increased opportunity to be with children if involved with CWS
  • Support from other mother's also struggling with substance use issues

The following curriculum is used in POEG:

  • Matrix
  • Seeking Safety
  • Helping Women Recover
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Specialized parenting program created specifically for traumatized children

Many women who participate in the POEG program have children older than five (5) . We do our best to accommodate and work with you to address this issue. It is handled on case by case basis.

The following are resources available through POEG:

  • Martha's Place
  • WIC
  • Public Health/Nurse
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Women's aid
  • Rise
  • Women's shelter
  • Victim Witness
  • Social Services