Answer House is a Halfway
House for men to help to improve the quality of life and independent functioning
of a wide variety of clients through the delivery of an extensive system of
community based substance abuse and social service programs. Our program helps
our clients to emphasize dignity, respect and empowerment. We believe in
teaching individuals the skills and problem solving abilities needed for
self-sufficiency. We are a (6) six month program, with a variety of groups to
help our clients cope with their substance abuse issues.
The Program Director, Mathew
Hoffman, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Level I, a Certified Clinical
Supervisor, holds current CAS and CADAC II certifications.
Boston, graduating with a BA in Psychology and the Boston
University School of Public Health, completing the Masters in Public Health
Program. He also serves as a public member of the Substance Abuse Recovery
Program of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and is the
Treasurer of the Recovery Homes Collaborative.
Baldwin, 617-268-7124, Mon-Fri 9-4
Answer House is a (6) six
month Halfway House for males with substance abuse issues, we require the client
contact the program through a case worker from a holding facility, or a
correctional facility. We have 24 beds, 6 of which are exclusively for clients
coming from correctional institutions. We require that the individual have a
psych-social and recent PPD upon his arrival for an interview. We do not except
sex offenders and/or arsonists. No individuals that are taking strong psych meds,
methadone, bupenorphine, and/or suboxone.
The Mission of the Bridge House Program
Provide a faith-based recovery home for
men with substance abuse problems. Our program provides individual
treatment plan counseling to support the spiritual, physical, social
and intellectual health of each individual in recovery.
SERVING MEN – 18 and over with a 6-month
residential program for substance abuse recovery
BSAS funded, we offer up to 33 beds: For
men with justice involvement -- Any probation, parole or pending
court issues will become part of the treatment plan. Interviews are
by phone, on-site by appointment or walk-in.
Location and contact info: Just off Framingham
Center, near SMOC and Metro West Health Center, with easy access to
MBTA – the program has a great location for facilitating a recovery
that includes employment and ongoing recovery support.
The Gavin House is a 4-6 month Residential Recovery Home
for adult males whose lives have become unmanageable due to the disease of
addiction. The mission of Gavin House is the
“Restoration of Dignity” and self-respect for each resident in an understanding,
supportive and home like environment designed to promote the development of a
mature and responsible lifestyle that is free from addiction through the 12
Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Because addiction is truly a family disease,
residents, past and present, are considered family and our arms and doors are
Arthur Adams LADC I, the Program Director since July of
2004, has been in the recovery field for 18 years, previously the director of
the Answer House for 5 years, and before that 9 years as the director of the
Sullivan House. He is graduate, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of
Massachusetts where he earned a BA in Sociology/Psychology. Arthur has seen it
all and brings a strong and compassionate hand to the overall direction of our
Contact person for Referrals
John Ashe, M – F, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Fax : 617-269-3296
All applicants are required to be detoxified, medically
cleared, TB tested, in average good health, and willing to fully participate in
treatment. We have a zero tolerance policy, so total abstinence applies to all
residents. Applicants are expected to attend daily AA meetings and a weekly
AAWOL, along with other mandatory house meetings, duties, and curfews.
Appropriate adult male alcoholics and drug addicts may
apply regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Clients
with a history of arson or sexual offenses may be referred to other residential
407 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Harbor Lights Web Link
The Salvation Army, an
international movement, is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian
Church. Its message is based on the Bible, its ministry is motivated by
the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and
to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
The contact person for
referrals is Darlene Porter (617) 536-7469 x226. For all other matters,
contact Jacqui Dyson-Hector at x227.
Interview & Admission
All referrals and referral
materials should be faxed or mailed to Darlene Porter. She will send out applications to
those clients who cannot be interviewed face to face.
Harbor Lights admits and
treats adult male alcoholics and drug addicts, regardless of race, religion, or
ethnicity. Clients with a history of arson, violence or sexual offenses
may be referred to other residential programs.
686 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-262-7142 | Fax:
Residential Recovery Program for Men is a 24-bed comprehensive treatment
experience for men attempting to cope with drug and alcohol addiction.
The program is designed to take from three to six months to complete
with an average length of stay of 95 days. The goal - to reintegrate
it’s residents back into the community and their families as sober,
fully functioning men who are employed and committed to an ongoing
Referrals Process and Contact Information:
has always prioritized admission and treatment for men who are
experiencing barriers to admission to more traditional recovery
services. These clients usually have additional issues that include
HIV/AIDS status, dual diagnosis with MH and addiction, and cognitive
difficulties. Cultural issues are also considered during admission with
expressed support of GLBT and ex-offender populations in particular.
Hello House accepts phone referrals, and can conduct a quick telephone
screening for referring agencies and self-referred individuals within 24
hours. Interested parties may call 617-262-7142 Monday through Friday,
9 AM to 5 PM, except holidays.
Residential Recovery Program for Men:
Massachusetts Avenue | Boston, MA 02118
617-262-7142 | Fax: 617-859-0880
Next Step Apartments offers a
reasonably priced alternative for men committed to the recovery process.
Referrals for Next Step Apartments:
present time, Next Step accepts requests for admission exclusively from
graduates of the Hello House Residential Recovery Program for Men.
Tel: 617-262-7142 | Fax: 617-859-0880
8 Farnham Street
Boston, MA 02119
overall philosophy of our rehabilitation service is to provide a structured and
comprehensive environment to support clients' recovery from alcohol and drug
abuse and to encourage progression towards an independent lifestyle.
Scheduled goal orientated rehabilitative services are provided in conjunction
with ongoing support and assistance to lead an alcohol and drug free lifestyle.
Director's Biographical Information
Executive director Thomas Duffly joined Hope
House in 1994. Previously, he was employed for 30 years as a construction
engineering manager for NYNEX and spent 10 years engaged in private market
rate residential development. He was a member and president of the Hope
House board of directors before accepting his current position in 1999. He
is a dynamic leader and his breadth of knowledge and experience, along with
his deep attachment to Hope House, has proved invaluable to our continued
Roy Santarelli , Intake Coordinator - Phone 617-971-9360 / Fax
Referral, Interview & Admission
Hurley House, Inc. promotes
the successful reintegration of individuals into their communities through the
achievement of long-term sobriety; the rebuilding of family systems; and
stabilizing factors of housing, health care; employment and community
affiliations, through which our residents become contributing members of
Hurley House, Inc. provides
innovative services to individuals and their families who are affected by
alcoholism and addiction, and who have psychiatric and medical issues.
Alfred C. Blake Jr. BS,
CADAC, LADCI - Mr. Blake has been working in the Substance Abuse field for over
25 years. He started as a attendant at
, he worked there for 5 years, becoming Manager of the Holding area at the
. In 1985, he became counselor at Hurley House, Inc; in 1988, he became
Head Counselor at Hurley House, Inc. In 1990, he became Assistant Director
at Hurley House, Inc. In 1990, he became Executive Director, after the
retirement of Henry "Hank" Duggan the first Executive Director of
Hurley House, Inc. This position he holds today.
Lyn Woods, Intake
Coordinator - Phone 781-891-4323, 781-889-2540, 781-891-9135 Fax 781-891-9293
Interview & Admission
Hurley House is abstinence
based 12 step recovery program. Hurley House provides alcohol and drug
treatment counseling to twenty men that live on one premises. If an
individual exhibits a willingness to deal with his problem, he will be
considered eligible for our program. Hurley House only excludes
individuals' who have been convicted of murder, or similar violent crimes, sex
crimes, and/or arson.
Hurley House requires a
person interview before the applicant can be considered for admission.
It is not required that a person acknowledges having a specific substance abuse
problem, or do we specifically exclude those individuals with an emotional
problem or issued. In the interview, we attempt to identify individuals
having a mental/emotional problem that would be a hindrance to effective
participation in the Hurley House recovery program. Each admission is
handled on an individual basis with the primary objective that the individual
can effectively participate and gain from the guidance of the Hurley House
Interim House was
established in 1972, for the purpose of developing a place where individuals
suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction have an opportunity to regain
self-respect and daily living skills within the context of an operative
therapeutic program based on recovery.
The Executive Director,
Angela Fonseca began working in the Substance Abuse Recovery field 21 years ago,
she has been with Interim House for 20 years. She is attending
and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Level I and also a Certified
The contact person for
referrals is Scott Gomes, Day Manager 617-265-2636. For all other program
matters, contact Robert Macaruso, Program Director 617-265-2636.
Interview & Admission
All applicants must be
referred from a referral/intake counselor at the facility in which he is in.
He must be free from any mood altering drugs and alcohol. At the time of
his face to face interview he must bring all his referral materials and TB test
Interim House provides adult
males that are seeking treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction and have a
sincere desire to attain continues sobriety and become an active participant in
the 12 step recovery program regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity.
Persons with a history of
arson, violence or sexual offences may be referred to other residential
Quincy MA 02169
Tel: 617- 773-7023
mission of the South Shore Recovery Home is to help the alcoholic/addict to help
themselves find a way of life free from the use of alcohol or other drugs and
once again become a useful member of society.
Director’s Biographical Information:
Robert Monahan the Executive Director has a PhD, M.Ed. LADCI and CADAC. He
attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Dr. Monahan has more than 30
years experience in residential treatment , more than 17 years as an executive
director in residential treatment system. Also, Dr Monahan is an Advisory Board
Member of the Impact Quincy Coalition, Quincy College advisor for Human Services
and Social Work, and the President of The
Recovery Home Collaborative.
person for Referrals
McKinnon, 617-773-7023, Mon-Fri 9-4
Shore Recovery Home is a (20) twenty bed, (6)
six month structured recovery home program for males age 22 and older with
alcoholism/addiction his #1 problem. We
require that clients come in through a referral agency. A telephone interview
will be conducted with a counselor from the referral agency to set up a personal
interview for prospective clients. The
referral agency must insure that all-necessary documentation i.e,
psychosocial, medical exam, release of information forms ect. Accompany
the prospective client. This is a
working house, residents are expected to seek gainful employment two weeks after
Plain, MA 02130
The mission of Wise Street
Transition Recovery Home for Men, Valentine Street Program for Women, and the
Porter Apartments is to help move people with chemical addiction beyond shelter
and into an alcohol and drug free life by the restoration of their dignity.
Charles Yetmen is the
Administrator of the Community Programs and Clinical Director for approximately
20 Counselors within the Boston Public Health Commission Bureau of Homeless
Services. He has been with the agency since 1990. He is a licensed
Alcohol Drug Counselor I, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor II, Certified
Clinical Supervisor, Certified Criminal Justice Specialist and Certified
Domestic Violence Counselor. He specializes in treatment for the criminal
justice clients with substance abuse problems and/or problems with
Charles Yetman @
Interview & Admission
programs are available to clients who want on going treatment. The
desired length of sober time is six months. sex offenders are ruled out
per neighborhood agreement. They may stay for a period of six months to
two year until they move into independent housing or re-unify with their
families. Clients must be over 18 Years of age, Male for
, female for
, and male or female and single for Porter Apartments Permanent housing. (one