The families live in the house for free, but their finances are closely monitored. The women set up bank accounts and deposit funds for necessities such as groceries and clothing for their families. They must also show financial statements to social workers and a judge to prove that they are putting their money to good use.
Despite the seemingly tight leash, Barret is grateful for the experience. Now that she is on the road to getting her life back on track, she's ready to give back.
"I want to be a certified addictions counselor," she said. "I can show women that are going through the things that I'm going through now that it does get better."
Better indeed, for a mother who first started using drugs at the age of 14, and is desperate to get it right the second time around.