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About Us

Located far from negative influences, Cedar River Haven opened it's doors in August 2022 as a transformative recovery community dedicated to supporting women with substance use disorder. Founded by Freda & Jim Sojka, Cedar River Haven is situated on 53 beautiful, wooded acres, located along the picturesque Cedar River, in rural Muscatine County. We follow the Social Model of Recovery, utilizing 12 step immersion as a key agent of change and we currently hold our NARR Level II Certification.


As Iowa's first certified rural recovery community, residents at Cedar River Haven interact in structured and unstructured ways, influencing attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors associated with substance use disorder. The length of stay for each woman within the program may be different depending on their individual needs and how quickly they progress through the phases. The average stay can be up to 12 months, but each resident's experience and timeline is truly based on their own journey through the program.

Cedar River Haven offers a holistic approach to recovery through comprehensive programming, employment opportunities, training, providing an idyllic setting for women in recovery's self-care, empowerment, and healing. Residents are employed by Cedar River Ranch, where they are trained in various roles, including resort property cleaning, the execution of on-site events, as well as cooking and baking for the catering company, The Box Lunch food truck, and our new café, Bake & Brew on 92, a café with a cause. Cedar River Haven embodies a vision of hope, recovery, and empowerment, making a meaningful impact on women's lives as they work toward a sober, sustaining future.

READY FOR A CHANGE? Email us at or call us at 319-726-2360 for more information about our program.
Ready to apply? Visit us HERE for application info.

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

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We Need Your Support Today!

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