Meta House’s program outcomes demonstrate its commitment and accountability to the community. This includes its investment in a comprehensive evaluation infrastructure.  The organization has four full-time staff positions that are dedicated solely to program evaluation. To assure integrity of results, Meta House contracts with IMPACT Planning & Evaluation as an external evaluation consultant.

Program Results and Outcomes

  • In 2016, Meta House served 513 women and 265 children
  • 97 of the women served were pregnant or had a baby under the age of one
  • Before admission to Meta House, 80% of the women reported having experienced abuse


Average length of stay in Residential
Meta House: 87 days (2015 State of Wisconsin average 53 days)
*Excludes clients who stayed less than two weeks


Average length of stay in Outpatient
Meta House: 123 days (2015 State of Wisconsin average: 106 days)
*Excludes clients who stayed less than two weeks

At Discharge from Residential Treatment

For women who stayed in the residential program longer than 60 days:

  • 100% of the women who had children involved with the Child Welfare system increased their parental role or involvement with at least one of their children
  • 100% of the women who participated in parent-child relational therapy showed improvement in their interaction with their children
  • 98% of women who smoked reduced their tobacco use or quit smoking (*Meta House is a smoke-free campus. Programming at Meta House includes smoking cessation therapy.)
  • 96% of the women were abstinent from or reduced their drug and alcohol use between admission and discharge