Affordable Sober Housing through the Center for Community Recovery Innovations CCRI

The third version of the NARR standards provides more explicit guidance to providers, including metrics for evaluating the peer support components of a residence’s recovery environment. Opioid Urgent Care Centers (OUCC) are walk-in programs that assess a person’s medical, behavioral health, and substance use treatment needs. Other services include medication, opioid overdose education, naloxone kits, community-based support services, program referrals, and follow-up care. Program staff include doctors, nurses, addiction counselors, recovery coaches, case managers, and social workers.

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Recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD) is a life-long journey and can look different for everyone. Wherever you are in your recovery, this toolkit offers the support and resources people with OUD need as they navigate things like housing, employment, and treatment. It is for people in and seeking treatment and recovery, loved ones, providers, allies, and advocates to help navigate through these systems. Each section clearly outlines the rights you hold, how to exercise them, and where to get more support and resources.

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For people in recovery, it’s especially important to feel supported and empowered at their place of work. All workers have a right to advocate for themselves for the treatment supports they need and any accommodations that can help them return to work safely. NamaStay Sober Yoga, Boston, $40.000
Grand funds will support the expansion of yoga and wellness classes to additional recovery centers and sober living homes. Until recently, homeless families were guaranteed a roof over their heads under a decades-old law in Massachusetts, the only state in the country with a so-called right-to-shelter requirement.

Other proposals that provide services for residents in MassHousing-financed rental housing, specifically those that address alcohol and/or drug abuse or addiction, are also considered for funding. CCRI grant recipients must be 501c3 non-profit organizations and matching funds must be provided. All proposals and applicant qualifications are stringently reviewed and vetted by MassHousing.


In accordance with this requirement, MASH serves as the primary agency for accountability of all certified homes in Massachusetts. Our organization also provides supervision and training for sober homes, and maintains a database of more than 180 MASH-certified sober homes. It is a feeling.”  Our certified sober homes take pride in offering a home-like environment that supports recovery. Certified sober homes have comfortable spaces for living, sleeping, and engaging with peers, all of which make them valuable and safe spaces for recovery.

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These centers focus on recovery and offer drop-in services, peer- and 12-step-based support, and other recovery services. Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute, Boston/Lynn/Springfield, $30,500
Grant funds will support delivery of Statewide Women’s Self Esteem Life Skill Development Programs with expanded online aftercare support for women and families. Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc., Worcester, $25,000 
Grant funds will help support the creation of three fellowship positions for live-in, supportive staff at Dismas Family Farm, a sober housing campus and working farm in Oakham. This toolkit does not provide medical advice, treatment, or legal counsel. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Treatment Options for Pregnant People

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Please enlist the help of a trusted lawyer or public counsel for accurate legal advice should you need it. The legal system can be difficult to navigate, whether you are waiting for a trial, held in corrections, on probation, or in the process of re-entering the community.

Mental Health Association, Springfield, $22,850
Grant funding will help fund an in-house recovery specialist for nights and weekends at an affordable sober home for eight men in Springfield. Join our sober living community or refer a client, family member, or friend. In a statement, House Democrats characterized the plan as a “balanced strategy” that will move families out of shelter and into the workforce, while mash certified sober homes opening space for the dozens of families who have been languishing on wait lists and in overflow shelter sites. The sites were created last year, after state officials said they can no longer guarantee space for more than 7,500 families in the shelter system. “I‘ve seen other states implement time limits, maximum length of stay at shelters, and it’s something that we have been looking at as well,” she said.

Resources for Families

If you are pregnant and are looking for treatment options, the MA Substance Use Helpline can point you in the right direction. Medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is effective and safe during pregnancy. Treatment with MOUD during pregnancy improves both the health and safety of the birthing person and of the fetus. Gandara Mental Health Center, Inc., Northampton, $27,000
Grand funds will support renovations to preserve eight units of sober housing for men in Northampton. Mental Health Association, Holyoke, $28,837
Grant funds will support renovations to preserve 16 units of sober housing for LGBTQ+ individuals in Holyoke. Housing Support, Inc., Newburyport, $75,000 
MassHousing grant funds will help create eight new, fully accessible housing units for men and women, on an existing sober housing campus in Amesbury.