Mission: The mission of the organization is to provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals with co-morbid disorders, with substance dependence, and various types of social dysfunction continue to receive education and training in the development and use of recovery and daily living skills.
Programs: The organization's primary service program consists of group residential services and transitional housing services for adult males, many of whom are chronically homeless ex-offenders at high risk for recidivism who struggle with alcohol/substance abuse disorders, mental health issues and health related conditions. This community based rehabilitation treatment program aims to provide residential care on a 24 hour basis to men who require this intense service to; overcome homelessness, strengthen and maintain sobriety, live a life without criminal behavior, ensure stability and maximize each person's ability to live independently via secured/permanent housing. The length of stay is variable or the individuals stay up to six months in the residential recovery home. All residents participate in group counseling, which includes relapse prevention, living sober, anger management, psycho-education groups, cultural awareness, relationships in recovery, reintegration, and community meeting. Health care professionals from the east boston neighborhood health center (project shine) meet regularly with clients both individually and in group format to address issues around health education including hiv/aids, std, hepatitis and tb prevention and treatment. Additional outside agencies provide in-house educational groups including services by the greater boston health commission, massachusetts council for compulsive gambling, american consumer credit counseling, tobacco, addictions, policy & education (tape) project of the institute of health and recovery, home-start and massachusetts rehab commission. The organization provides support, supervision and guidance in activities of daily living where clients receive psychopharmacologic monitoring, individual and group counseling and education, occupational/vocational therapy, hiv/aids education, support in the development of social, recreational and independent living skills, family education and counseling, program-based case management and housing and aftercare services. The program provides all clients with psycho education regarding substance abuse, criminality and relapse prevention groups that utilize various behavioral and cognitive strategies. The program utilizes outside resources to address the specific multiplicity of needs and increase relapse prevention efforts. These services are delivered within a residential community and will be comprehensive and integrated through the affiliation of other support services/continuing care services such as vocational, educational, mental health, substance abuse, housing and various other community services. These integrated services provide complete care from inpatient treatment through supported housing/independent living.