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Farmacia Capone

Lun – Sab 09-13 e 16-20

Farmacia Santa Giulia

Lun – Ven 08.30-20 Sab 09-13

The Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing

To refer an ATR participant for sober home assistance and placement, authorized portals should complete this referral form and upload any required documentation. Our referral form is password protected, and only Authorized Referral Portals have access to make a referral. Policy and procedures that address residents’ prescription and non-prescription medication usage and storage consistent with the residence’s level and with relevant state law. A policy and practice that residents be informed of payments from 3rd party payers for any fees paid on their behalf. For the warmer months, we also have an outdoor meeting area, large decks, and a yard to enjoy.

Job descriptions include staff responsibilities, eligibility, and knowledge, skills and abilities needed to deliver services. Ideally, eligibility to deliver services includes lived experience recovering from substance use disorders and the ability to reflect recovery principles. Search the Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Living  (MASH) directory of all certified sober homes, which follow the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) standards and have been inspected. We expect our residents to be actively involved in an individual recovery plan. We facilitate in- house AA and NA meetings, and all residents are subject to supervised drug and alcohol testing. Join our sober living community or refer a client, family member, or friend.

G. Core Principle: Facilitate Active Recovery and Recovery Community Engagement

After a referral is received, our Housing Coordinator will reach out to the individual to schedule an intake appointment. Evidence that mechanisms exist for residents to inform and help guide operations and advocate for community-building. Evidence that staff and residents model genuineness, empathy, and positive regard. Staff and/or resident leaders educate residents about local community-based resources. Verification that a meeting space is large enough to accommodate all residents.

  • Recovery residences — formerly known as halfway houses — are licensed residential treatment programs, while Massachusetts sober homes are peer-led and do not provide treatment.
  • Policies and procedures regarding collection of resident’s information.
  • A weekly schedule details recovery support services, events and activities.
  • Legislation in 2014 created voluntary certification of Massachusetts sober houses, and MASH began managing voluntary statewide sober home certification in 2016.
  • 19.a Verification that emergency numbers, procedures (including overdose and other emergency responses) and evacuation maps are posted in conspicuous locations.

They are not licensed and are not funded by the state. In 2011, the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) established national standards for sober houses. NARR began to affiliate with state-level organizations to promote evidence-based standards for sober houses and other residential recovery programs and centers. MASH affiliated with NARR and helps promote these standards at sober houses across Massachusetts. Boston Sober Homes is a M.A.S.H certified sober housing company for those who are serious about their recovery and sobriety. Our mission is to provide clean, comfortable accommodations in a positive environment for those looking to live a sober lifestyle.

Recovery Support Domain

These standards were developed using a collaborative approach with input from regional and national recovery housing organizations. MASH is an affiliate of NARR and used these standards to create Massachusetts standards for certified sober homes. In Massachusetts, state agencies and vendors are only allowed to refer clients to MASH Certified sober houses. MASH serves as the primary agency for accountability for all certified sober homes in Massachusetts. The sober house certification standards set by MASH can be found here.

ATR will pay the sober home rent and will assign a peer recovery coach to work alongside the participant for the duration of their stay in the sober home. Vanderburgh House Operators are the largest providers of MASH Certified sober houses in Massachusetts. We work closely with MASH to develop standards and ensure that our sober houses offer the strongest community and recovery environment in service of our residents. Visit the for a list of all sober houses, including certified sober houses, in Massachusetts and throughout the United States. In 2011, the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) established national standards for recovery residences (including sober housing).

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