&  SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTORY                      (UPDATED 10/15)


Detox or Acute treatment services (ATS) programs are medically monitored detoxification (detox) services. Programs provide 24-hour nursing care, under the consultation of a medical director, to monitor an individual’s withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs and alleviate symptoms. ATS programs are community-based inpatient programs that provide clients with 24 hour evaluation and treatment. All clients collaborate with a case manager in the development of a service plan for aftercare services including outpatient counseling, transitional support services, residential rehabilitation, or opioid treatment as clinically appropriate. Average length of stay is 3 to 5 days.
Adcare Hospital Worcester 800-252-6465
Andrew House * North Quincy 617-479-9320
Arbour Hospital Jamaica Plain 617-522-4400
Baldpate Hospital Georgetown 978-352-2131
Bournewood Hospital Brookline 617-469-0300
Caritas NORCAP Program Foxboro 800-331-2900
Carlson Recovery Center * Springfield 413-733-1423
Community Healthlink * Worcester 508-860-1200
Dimock * Roxbury 617-442-9661
Emerson Hospital Addiction Services Concord 978-287-3510
Faulkner Hospital Addiction Jamaica Plain 617-983-7711
Gosnold Falmouth 800-444-1554
High Point Treatment Center Brockton 800-734-3444
High Point Treatment Center Plymouth 800-233-4478
Lahey Health Behavioral Services * Tewksbury 978-259-7000
Lahey Health Behavioral Services * Danvers 800-323-2224
Lahey Health Behavioral Services * Boston 800-763-5363
McLean’s Proctor House Belmont 800-333-0338
Norcap Foxboro 800-331-2900 x2
Providence BH Hospital Holyoke 800-274-7724
Serenity at Summit *Insurance Only 855-855-9199
Spectrum * Westborough 800-366-7732
SSTAR Inpatient Fall River 800-937-3610
St. E’s Addiction Program Brighton 617-789-2574
Veteran’s Ctr Addiction Program Bedford 781-687-2275
Veteran’s Ctr Addiction Treatment Brockton 508-583-4500

Programs with an asterick (*) after their name are funded by the Department of Public Health and accept all state health insurance plans and also have a number of limited beds available for those who do not have insurance.


Provides clinical stabilization services for clients leaving detox or stabilization services for clients needing acute treatment but not meeting criteria for medically-necessary detox (ATS) services.
Gosnold Post Detox Falmouth 800-444-1554
High Point Treatment Center Serenity Inn Brockton 800-734-3444
High Point Treatment Center Stabilization Plymouth 800-233-4478
Passages –Community Healthlink Worcester 508-860-1142
Post Detox Step Down -Lahey Danvers 800-323-2224
Spectrum Post Detox Weymouth 781-331-3709
SSTAR Step Down Services New Bedford 508-324-7763
The Hope Center -BHN Springfield 413-301-9500



Transitional Support Services (TSS) are short-term residential programs for individuals who need further stabilization after detoxification. Admission is limited to clients discharged from ATS and homeless clients. Average length of stay is 14-21 days. TSS programs provide 24-our structured, supportive residential housing and services using case management and psycho-education to assist clients in implementing an Individual Service Plan. Case Managers provide linkages and interagency collaboration to next step programs and assist clients in obtaining the credentials necessary to apply for social service benefits, i.e. copy of birth certificate, identification, etc

Phoenix Arbor House Holyoke 413-538-8188
High Point Treatment Center New Bedford 508-984-1697
Lynn Transitional Lynn 781-593-9434
New Hope – Women Only Weymouth 617-878-2550
Spectrum Residential Program Westborough 800-366-7732
Transitions Transitional

Lahey- Transition –Men Only





Women’s Hope –Women Only Dorchester 617-288-3906


Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs / Recovery Homes provide a structured, alcohol & drug free environment for individuals recovering from addiction. These programs emphasize recovery and treatment within a structured, therapeutic setting. Residents are encouraged to integrate with the community and to access community resources, including self-help groups and employment. Social Model programs emphasize a sober living environment, peer counseling and case management. The emphasis of these programs is to assist residents to provide each other with a culture of recovery, support, sharing and positive role modeling.

Men’s Recovery Homes

Hello House Boston 617-262-7142
Granada House Allston 617-254-2923
Casa Esperanza Roxbury 617-445-7411
Gavin House South Boston 617-268-5517
New Victories Dorchester 617-825-6088
Victory House Boston 617-262-5032
Interim House 617-265-2636
Dimock / John Flowers Roxbury 617-442-8800
Hamilton House   Dorchester 617-288-1584
Answer House South Boston 617-268-7124
Sullivan House Jamaica Plain 617-524-4416
The Alternative House East Boston   617-569-8222
Rehabilitation & Health East Boston 617-569-2089
Charlestown Recover House Charlestown 617-242-0088
Hope House Boston 617-971-9360
Crozier House Worcester 508-860-2209
Pathway House Gardner 978-632-4574
Hector Reyes House Worcester 508-459-1805
Channing House Worcester 508-755-8088
Jeremiah’s Inn Worcester 508-755-6403
Hope House Leicester 508-892-1010
CASPAR House I Somerville 617-623-5277
CASPAR House II Somerville 617-776-6036
Hurley House Waltham 781-891-4323
The Bridge House Framingham 508-872-6194
South Shore Recovery Home Quincy 617-773-7023
McLean Residence at Brook Waltham 888-515-9699
Link House / John Ashford Newburyport 978-462-7341
Lowell Recovery House Lowell 978-459-3371
Ryan House Lynn 781-593-9434
Eastern Middlesex Malden 781-321-2600
Miller House Falmouth 508-540-5052
North Cottage Program Norton 508-285-2701
Harmony House New Bedford 508-992-8948
Anchor House Plymouth 508-746-6654
Steppingstone Men’s House Fall River 508-674-2788


Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs / Recovery Homes provide a structured, alcohol & drug free environment for individuals recovering from addiction. These programs emphasize recovery and treatment within a structured, therapeutic setting. Residents are encouraged to integrate with the community and to access community resources, including self-help groups and employment. Social Model programs emphasize a sober living environment, peer counseling and case management. The emphasis of these programs is to assist residents to provide each other with a culture of recovery, support, sharing and positive role modeling.

Women’s Recovery Homes

Latinas Y Ninos Center Roxbury 617-445-1104
Shepherd House Dorchester 617-288-3906
Hello House W Program Quincy 617-471-6616
Granada House Allston 617-254-2923
Faith House ** Worcester 508-438-5625
McLean at Naukeag Ashburnham 800-230-8764
McLean Center at Fernside Princeton 800-906-9531
Linda Fay Griffin House Worcester 508-755-8990
Rhodes Street House Millbury 508-581-7821
GROW Program Cambridge 617-661-6020
Serenity House ** Hopkinton 508-435-9040
McLean Residence at Brook Waltham 888-515-9699
Womanplace Cambridge 617-661-6020
Women’s View ** Lawrence 978-687-1658
Project Cope ** Lynn 781-581-9273
Ryan House Lynn 781-593-9434
Pegasus House Lawrence 978-687-4257
Lowell Recovery House Lowell 978-459-3371
Sheehan Women’s Program Tewksbury 978-640-0840
Emerson House ** Falmouth 800-444-1554
Edwina Martin House ** Brockton 508-583-0493
Monarch House New Bedford 508-992-0800
Gandara Residential ** Holyoke 413-540-9881
My Sister’s House ** Springfield 413-733-7891
Keenan House Recovery Home Pittsfield 413-499-2756
Beacon House Greenfield 413-773-4610
Phoenix House (co-ed 2 houses) Springfield 413-733-2178
New Day ** Somerville 617-628-8188
** Community-based women’s residential substance abuse treatment programs for pregnant and post-partum women offer linkage to prenatal and pediatric care, obstetrical services, early intervention programs, aftercare treatment and planning, and other services. Women in all trimesters of pregnancy can enter these programs.


Therapeutic Communities provide a highly structured environment that emphasizes resident treatment and recovery within the parameters of the program structure. The residents take an active role in this mode of treatment helping them to take responsibility and become positive role models.
Meridian House (co-ed) East Boston 617-569-6050
Steppingstone (women) ** Fall River 508-674-2788
Steppingstone (women) ** New Bedford 508-984-1889
Dimock Askia (men) Roxbury 617-427-1350
My Sister’s House (women) Roxbury 617-442-8800
Spectrum Residential (co-ed) Westboro 800-366-7732 www.spectrumhealthsystem
Project Turnabout (Men) Weymouth 781-331-9697



Specialized Residential Services for Families (also known as Family Substance Abuse Shelters) provide a safe and supportive treatment environment for homeless families when the caretaking parent(s) has a chronic substance abuse problem. Programs provide shelter, coordination and case management of substance abuse treatment and other services for homeless families in order to support and sustain sobriety 

Entre Familia Program Mattapan 866-705-2807
Joelyn’s Family Home Boston 617-456-1201
Orchard Street Leominster 978-537-3109
Genesis II Family Center Newton 866-705-2807
Sage House Framingham 866-705-2807
H.A.R.T. House Tewksbury                        866-705-2807
Angel House Hyannis 866-705-2807
Grace House Northampton 866-705-2807


Narcan is a narcotic antagonist. It works by blocking opiate receptor sites, which reverses or prevents toxic effects (overdose) of narcotic (opioid) analgesics. For the most up-to-date list on where to get naloxone or for a treatment referral call: the MA Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline at 800-327-5050


Boston Public Health Commission, AHOPE

774 Albany Street, 617-534-3967

Mobile Unit—call for locations and schedule



AIDS Action Committee

359 Green Street,



Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

100 Water Street,

978-685-7663 X 8504


Health Innovations, Inc

Healthy Streets Outreach Program



Lowell Community Health Center

585-579 Merrimack Street,


Lowell House, Inc.,

555 Merrimack Street,

978-459-8656 Ext. 23


Manet Community Health Center

1193 Sea St,



AIDS Project Worcester

85 Green Street,

508-755-3773 X 29







Training and naloxone for staff of Bureau of Substance Abuse Services funded treatment programs statewide (800) 530-2770 x261








Learn to Cope Naloxone is available at support groups for parents and family members dealing with a loved one suffering from addiction. Please go to for meeting locations and times





Opioid Treatment provides medically monitored treatment services for clients who are addicted to opiate drugs such as heroin or pain medications. Services combine medical and pharmacological interventions (such as methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone) with professional outpatient counseling, education, and vocational services. Services are offered on both a short- and long-term basis. For current up to date listings of providers either call the patient services number on the back of your insurance card or call DPH Hotline 800-327-5050. To locate Suboxone prescribers you can call Boston Medical Center’s Statewide Referral line at 617-414-6926. There are more providers than listed below.


Addiction Treatment Ctr of New England Brighton 617-254-1271
Bay Cove Human Services Boston 617-371-3030
Veteran’s Outpatient Narcotic Treatment Boston 617-248-1013
Community Substance Abuse Centers Chelsea 617-889-8779
Woburn 781-933-0700
Boston Medical Center Addiction Services Boston 617-534-4212
BMC Suboxone Statewide Referrals – Boston 617-414-6926
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Lawrence 978-686-0090
Habit OPCO Roxbury 617-442-1499
Fitchburg 978-343-6300
Lowell 978-452-5155
Lawrence 978-687-6300
Lynn 781-595-2413
South Yarmouth 508-398-5155
Fall River 508-676-1307
Brockton 508-586-6300
Springfield 413-733-3488
East Wareham 508-295-7990
Merrimack Valley Hospital

Spectrum Outpatient Services





Haverhill** if appropriate-same day admission available 800-464-9555 x1161
Worcester 508-797-6100
Milford 508-634-1877
Southbridge 508-765-5940
Framingham 508-875-5801
North Charles Institute for Addictions Somerville 617-661-5700
Lahey Health Behavioral Services



NFI **Vivitrol only

Haverhill 978-373-1126





Youth services promote wellbeing by building on strengths and by preventing substance abuse, HIV infection, and related risk-taking behaviors. Services target youth age twelve to nineteen that are at increased risk for alcohol and/or other drug related abuse. Some services may be provided in schools, courts, community agencies, and housing projects and/or on the street, and may offer education/skill building, alternatives to substance use, youth development, problem identification, and referrals. Service types include: Outpatient Counseling, Youth Residential and Criminal Justice Collaboratives.


Youth Residential Programs
Cushing House for Boys (ages 16-20) South Boston
Cushing House for Girls (ages 16-20) South Boston
Pegasus House for young women (ages 18-25) Lawrence
Highland Grace House for Girls (13-17) Worcester
Phoenix Academy (Boys) Springfield
Northeast Behavioral Health (Boys) Danvers
Project Rebound (Boys) Boston

Youth Intervention Programs

Bridge Over Troubled Waters Boston 617-423-9575
ROCA Youth Development Center Chelsea 617-889-5210
Eastern District – Juvenile Diversion Program Salem 978-745-6610

Detox / Acute Treatment for Youth (13 -18 yo)

Motivating Youth Recovery – MYR Worcester 508-860-1244
The CASTLE – Clean And Sober Teens Living Empowered Brockton 508-638-6000
Adolescent Structured Outpatient Addiction Program (SOAP)
NFI                                                                     Haverhill                          Haverhill                             978-373-1181

Massachusetts Recovery High Schools

Recovery High Schools provide young people in recovery from alcohol and drug use with a supportive environment to help them maintain their recovery and complete their education. The schools utilize a maximum student to teacher ratio of 7-1 as well as an extended class day and school year.

MA Adolescent Substance Abuse Information and Education Line 800-327-5050


Peer-based support where individuals and/or families with similar experience are involved in

mutually supporting one another’s recovery from addiction.

A Circle of Hope 978-557-9235 For info email
Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups 508-366-0556
Alcoholics Anonymous – Cape Cod 508-775-7060
Alcoholics Anonymous – Central MA 508-752-9000
Alcoholics Anonymous – Eastern MA 617-426-9444
Alcoholics Anonymous – Nantucket 508-627-7084
Alcoholics Anonymous – Western MA 413-532-2111
Bettor’s Anonymous 978-988-1777
Cocaine Anonymous of MA 617-539-6090
Crystal Meth Anonymous 617-450-1310
Double Trouble in Recovery 718-373-2684
Dual Recovery Anonymous 913-991-2703
Families Anonymous 800-736-9805
Gamblers Anonymous – Eastern MA 617-338-6020
Gamblers Anonymous – Western MA 888-519-5059
Learn to Cope- for family /friends 508-738-5148
Marijuana Anonymous World Services 800-766-6779
Narcotics Anonymous 866-624-3578
Narcotics Anonymous – Nantucket 508-228-5739
Nicotine Anonymous World Services 415-750-0238
Overeaters Anonymous 781-641-2303
Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous 617-625-7961
SMART Recovery 781-891-7574
Strength in Numbers 413-344-3226 Call
Women for Sobriety 508-842-9158

These 10 recovery support centers are based principally on volunteer work from peers who

 support one another and who are involved in a participatory process to help build community and help design, plan, facilitate and evaluate activities offered at the centers


Devine Recovery Center 70 Devine Way, South Boston, MA 857-496-1384
Everyday Miracles 25 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 508-799-6221
The Recovery Connection 31 Main Street, Marlborough, MA 508-485-0298
STEPRox 9 Palmer Street, Roxbury, MA 617-442-7837
New Beginnings 487 Essex St Lawrence, MA 978-655-3674
Stairway to Recovery 142 Crescent Street, Brockton, MA 508-463-6123

Hyannis Recovery Support

A New Way

Hope for Holyoke

68 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA

209 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

85 Quincy Street, Quincy, MA

100 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA








Merrimack Valley / Holy Family 140 Lincoln Ave, Haverhill, MA  978-374-2000
Anna Jaques Hospital

Holy Family Hospital

25 Highland Ave, Newburyport, MA

70 East Street, Methuen, MA



Lawrence General Hospital 1 General Street, Lawrence, MA      978-683-4000
These facilities provide comprehensive walk-in medical treatment for urgent care needing immediate attention. They also perform school, sport ad work-related physicals and testing. They are able to provide a variety of services on-site including  x-rays, laboratory testing,  rapid strep and flu testing , EKG’s, IV fluids and medication in addition to other diagnostic testing as needed. Please refer to the websites for each facility below to see what services are available.* Most* insurances are accepted.
MedExpress & Urgent  Care

PMA Express Care

Merrimack Medical & Walk In

296 Main Street, Haverhill, MA     978-372-1382

One Park Way, Haverhill, MA          800-221-3762

25 Marston Street, Lawrence, MA    978-688-3100

Berkshire Housing Development 413-499-1630
Community Teamwork, Inc 978-459-0551
Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment 413-863-9781
HAP, Inc. 413-233-1500
HOAP 508-860-1000
HomeStart, Inc. 617-542-0338 x43
Housing Assistance Corp. 508-771-5400
MA Association of Sober Housing 781-838-0463
Mass. Sober Housing 508-987-3888
MA Dept. of Housing & Community Development 617-727-8380
Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership 617-859-0400
Rural Housing Improvement 978-297-5300
South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) 508-879-6691
South Shore Housing Development 781-542-4200
The Community Housing Program 617-661-3991 x109


One-Stop Career Centers are government funded job centers that help workers find jobs and help employers find workers. One-Stop Career Centers serve all regions of Massachusetts. One-Stop Career Centers are government funded job centers that help workers find jobs and help employers find workers. One-Stop Career Centers serve all regions of Massachusetts. One-Stop Career Centers have job listings, career counseling services, job search workshops, workforce readiness training, information about job training grants and loans, and other employment-related services for job seekers. The Centers offer job posting, candidate screening, job fairs, tax information, and other services for employers.
You may also call the Department of Career Services at 617-626-5300,
or the American Job Center Helpline at 1-877-872-5627 (TTY 1-877-889-5627) for information.


The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation was established 30 years ago to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems would have access to legal information, advice and representation. It is the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in the Commonwealth. The programs below are funded by MLAC and offer legal advice and representation to low-income Massachusetts residents with civil legal problems involving issues such as domestic violence, housing, income maintenance, health care, elder issues, and more.


Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau (BCLAB) Waltham 781-893-4793
Center for Law and Education Boston 617-451-0855
Center for Public Representation Northampton 413-587-6265
Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts Lynn 781-581-1977
Community Legal Aid Worcester 508-752-3722
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center Cambridge 617-661-1010
Disability Law Center Boston 617-723-8455
Greater Boston Legal Services Boston 617-371-1234
Massachusetts Advocates for Children Boston 617-357-8431
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute Boston 617-357-0700 ext 321
MetroWest Legal Services Framingham 508-620-1830
Merrimack Valley – North Shore Legal Services Lowell 978-458-1465
National Consumer Law Center Boston 617-542-8010
Neighborhood Legal Services Lynn 781-599-7730
Prisoners’ Legal Services Boston 617-482-2773
South Coastal Counties Legal Fall River 508-676-5022
Hotline & Helpline Information
EPOCA = Ex Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement 508-410-7676
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) 800-772-1213
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project 800-832-1901
The Network/ La Red 617-695-0877
SAMHSA- Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration 877-726-4727
MA Substance Abuse Information & Education Helpline 800-327-5050
Providing Access to Addictions Treatment, Hope and Support 855-494-4057
Child-at-Risk Hotline 800-792-5200
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute 617-357-0700
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination 617-727-3990
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 617-727-5550
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission 800-245-6543
SafeLink Domestic Violence Hotline 877-785-2020
Elder Abuse Hotline & Website 800-922-2275
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs 800-243-4636
Food Source Hotline / Project Bread 800-645-8333
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline 888-340-4528
Hepatitis C Hotline 888-443-4372
AIDS Action Hotline 800-235-2331
Health Care for All 800-272-4232
MassHealth Enrollment Center 888-665-9993
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership 800-495-0086
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213
Commonwealth Connector 877-623-6765
Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention 800-222-1222
Jane Doe – Sexual Assault 617-248-0922
Try-To-Stop Tobacco Resource 800-879-8678
Samaritans 877-870-4673
Mayor’s Youthline – Teens 617-635-2240
Teens In Action 617-482-4243
Massachusetts Department of Veterans Affairs 800-827-1000
Llamanos Statewide Spanish Helpline 800-223-5001
Disabled Person’s Abuse Hotline – 800-426-9009
Parental Stress Line 800-632-8188
Samariteens 800-252-8336
Youth Hotline “Hurt” 617-773-4878
Massachusetts Commission Deaf and Hard of Hearing 617-740-1600
Women, Infants and Children 800-942-1007
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 301-443-3860
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255