Recovery Pathways Program & Opportunity House


This program uses funds from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UW-SMPH) to create coordinated access to medical, physical, social and economic wraparound services for people in recovery from the disease of opioid addiction. The program serves residents of Wisconsin’s Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland counties.

Funding for the Recovery Pathways program is provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UW-SMPH).

The foundation of this program is sober-living housing, known as “Opportunity House,” to support recovery in an environment that is free of negative influences and triggers. SWCAP currently has one, female-only Opportunity House in Dodgeville and has plans for a male-only house in Dodgeville and an Opportunity House for each gender in Richland Center. At Opportunity House, recovery is reinforced by consistent monitoring, peer support and professional counseling, as well as medication.

Through the Recovery Pathways program, four-to-six same-gender house residents work, pay program fees and help maintain a sober and drug-free house. Residents have access to a range of services in the community, such as:

  • Recovery Meetings
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
  • AODA Counseling
  • DVR Job Search/Retention Services
  • Education & Training Services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Peer Support (A peer support specialist is assigned to each resident.)

The goal of the Recovery Pathways program is to support, through Opportunity House and wraparound services, successful reintegration into the community for those who have gotten sober and want to remain sober.


Sobriety is an overriding requirement for acceptance and ongoing residency at Opportunity House. All program residents must:

  • Be an active member, in good standing, of SWCAP’s Recovery Pathways program.
  • Remain sober and drug-free at all times.
  • Attend the weekly house meetings.
  • Meet weekly with assigned peer support specialist, to discuss recovery goals.
  • Submit random UAs and breathalyzers.
  • Work or volunteer for an agreed-upon number of hours per week, which will
  • increase after an initial period. Must verify hours to the peer support specialist.
  • Attend at least 3 recovery meetings/week, including substance use counseling, group sessions and/or outpatient treatment.
  • Address any mental health needs.
  • Sign and abide by the Opportunity House Guidelines, governing house expectations and community living requirements.

To Apply

People typically find Opportunity House after they have participated in a substance use treatment program. The program accepts referral from parents, friends, family, health providers, drug courts and more, including self-referrals.

To apply or inquire about the program, contact:
SWCAP Pathways Program
Kimberly Hill, Program Director
201 S. Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Ph: 608-658-2275