Residential Substance Use Disorder Services (AODA)


LSS Aspen Center

2000 W. Bluemound Road  |   262-330-8770

LSS Aspen Center is the first medically monitored community-based residential care (CBRF) 32-bed facility in Waukesha County offering affordable comprehensive addiction treatment for men. Building on 40 years of experience treating substance use disorder in Waukesha County, this is the 7th LSS residential facility that treats substance use in Wisconsin.

Our remodeled 23,000-square-foot LSS Aspen Center fills a growing need for affordable, high-quality addiction treatment services in the Waukesha community as well as eastern and southern Wisconsin.

Take a look inside LSS Aspen Center 

• 23,000-square-foot facility located in Waukesha County at 2000 W. Bluemound Road
• 22 total beds for women and men with the capacity to expand to 34 beds
• Expected to serve 125 individuals annually
• Open spring of 2020

24/7 care features:
• Individual counseling
• Family education and counseling
• Group therapy (approximately 20 hours per week)
• Didactic groups
• Gender specific groups• Co-occurring disorders group
• Recreational activities

The Aspen Center includes individual, small and large group counseling spaces, fitness and quiet rooms, an outdoor walking path and recreation areas.  It also offers supportive services related to housing, employment, family education and counseling.

County partners can find more detailed information on this information page.

Getting Started: Referral

Aspen Center accepts Medicaid, individual self-pay, and County referrals. Please download the referral form here.

If you or someone you love needs help, please reach out via email, or call Aspen Center at 262-330-8770.

The Fahrman Center

LSS Fahrman Center has been providing residential Substance Use Disorder Services in the Chippewa Valley for nearly 50 years, and since 1987 at its current location.  Fahrman Center offers Medically Monitored (inpatient residential) and Transitional Residential (similar to halfway house) services for men and women state-wide, with the majority of people seeking services coming from western and central Wisconsin.  Situated on the southwestern side of Eau Claire at 3136 Craig Road, Fahrman Center is in close proximity to UW-Eau Claire, a variety of employment options for residents in Transitional Residential Treatment, motels and dining establishments, and Highway 94.

Fahrman Center has 42 beds; physical space as well as services are gender specific, with security between the women’s and the men’s living areas. Currently, over 300 individuals seeking recovery and change are served annually. The average length of stay for Medically Monitored Treatment is 21 days, and Transitional Residential Treatment services can generally range from 1 – 3 months depending on individual needs.

It’s designed to fill a growing need for affordable, high-quality addiction treatment services in Waukesha County, particularly for women, who have been referred outside the county due to a lack of options, LSS said.

With its long history, Fahrman Center has continuously utilized evidence based practices and modalities to address current needs of individuals seeking recovery.

  • Feedback Informed Treatment (SAMSHA Evidence Based legacy model)
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Family education and counseling
  • Didactic/educational groups to increase learning about not only addiction, but more importantly about the steps to establish and maintain recovery
  • In-house recovery support groups (all virtual during the pandemic so not sure what you’d write about that)
  • Gender Specific groups and linkages to Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model services (TREM)
  • Services to address co-occurring disorders
  • Employment assistance services
  • Recreational activities including a large outdoor area with walking path, basketball, horseshoes and more, as well as indoor recreational areas
  • 24/7 awake staff
  • Assistance with housing resources and linkages to continuing education at the nearby university and vocational/technical college, as well as services to provide GED/HSED completion
  • Fahrman Center accepts Medicaid, individual self-pay, and County referrals.

If you or someone you love needs help, please reach out via email, or call Fahrman Center at 715-835-9110.

Find out more about our Residential Substance Use Disorder Services and Restorative Justice programs here. 

Residential Mental Health Services 

To address mental health crisis needs in Wisconsin communities, we own and operate seven Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRF) in various communities across Wisconsin to serve individuals who are referred by the county of their residence. 

Individuals in our residential mental health and crisis programs reside in their home communities to make connections and find local resources – to serve them now and in the future. The goal of the program is for residents to resume their best lives possible while providing the least-restrictive setting possible, always with a recovery focus.

Read more about our individual residential and crisis programs. 

Veteran Housing and Recovery Services

LSS is proud to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs to provide housing and services to veterans in three locations across Wisconsin.  We are thankful for their service to our country, their sacrifices and are honored to serve these veterans now.

For more information on the Veterans Housing and Recovery Program please visit the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs page.  Please see our latest updates on COVID-19 policy here.


Referral and contact information

If you are in a crisis, dial 911 or dial 211 to reach 211 Wisconsin, a phone line where resource specialists have access to a comprehensive database of health and human services in your community. Information and referral is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – throughout the year and in more than 90 languages.

In addition, for a listing of mental health resources by Wisconsin county, go to Mental Health America of Wisconsin.


LSS Visitation Policy - Residential Facilities

Please review this policy prior to your visit.

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Addiction Treatment

We provide addiction treatment services specifically designed to help people experience lasting recovery and a newly improved life.

Our addiction treatment services provide support along a continuum of care, depending on what clients need to be successful on their recovery journey.

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Residential inpatient treatment
  • Transitional treatment/halfway house
  • Gambling addiction services

Many of our addiction services are offered in partnership with Wisconsin counties or the Department of Health Services; private pay or insurance are additional options.  Many of our programs are gender-specific; co-ed programs offer specialized, gender-specific groups and services. Our licensed addiction counselors offer education, addiction assessments, and an array of evidence-based treatment services for people searching for recovery.

Residential inpatient addiction treatment

We provide primary inpatient treatment for those in need of more intense services and a residential setting in their early stage of recovery. Our counselors help clients improve their lives using evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing techniques, trauma-informed care, social learning theory and gender-specific services. We offer residential addiction services in Southeastern and Northwestern Wisconsin communities to serve as a bridge for recovery, returning to work and reconnecting with family.

Addiction treatment therapies matched to individual needs

Primary residential treatment programs are generally 21 days in length. Professional staff engage participants in a variety of activities, including multiple group sessions each day, individual therapy sessions, family services, educational sessions and specialty services. The treatment programs focus on each individual and address his or her addictive processes. The goal of each program is to explore a wide variety of strategies to help people find their own pathway to recovery. Our core treatment philosophy is based on a partnership with the individuals we serve who are seeking recovery from addiction.