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Children's Program

Children's Program

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Educational program to help youth ages 7-12 learn about addiction through age-appropriate activities.

Services Offered

Family Support • Children • Substance Use • Substance Use Education


The children's program is a four day intensive program that helps kids learn about addiction through age-appropriate activities so they realize that the disease is not their fault, they are not alone, and they are not to blame. Children talk openly in a safe, supportive environment and are encouraged to express their feelings about this cunning, baffling disease. The Children’s Program is a nurturing haven of help, hope and healing. All Children's Programs are open to the public. Parents do not have to be patients at the Betty Ford Center in order for their children to participate in the Children's Program. Sessions run every two weeks, usually Thursday - Sunday.


39000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 33.7629019 -116.40063

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


-The standard program fee is $625 per child, which includes lunches and parent participation.
-No child is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.


  • Children accepted

How to Apply

Call 866-831-5700 and ask for the Children's Program to register your child. Sessions are generally offered once or twice a month:click here for upcoming program dates.