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Caspar Inc


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Humane, affordable, and comprehensive substance recovery

Contact Details

Number: +1(617) 661-6020


Address: 11 Russell Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140


CASPAR (Cambridge And Somerville Programs for Addiction Recovery) is a community-based nonprofit group that runs a number of substance rehab centers in the Greater Boston Area. It is part of Bay Cove Human Services, a nonprofit group that advances a wide number of health and community programs in Massachusetts.

CASPAR was founded in 1970 as a response to the then-emerging drug and alcohol problems in Cambridge and Somerville. CASPAR was instrumental in the decriminalization of alcoholism in Massachusetts and it continues to advocate for rehabilitation and treatment over incarceration for substance-related issues.

The network currently runs several different programs, including ones focused on emergency medical services, residential care for men and women, aftercare, and reaching out to Boston’s growing population of homeless.

Residential services

CASPAR offers three different residential treatment programs for substance use disorders. One focuses on adult men, another on adult women, and another program is dedicated to pregnant and parenting women. All programs are long-term, with six to nine months of participation needed before graduating.

These programs are focused on building long-term sobriety and generally only accept people who are clean and sober on admission. Participants are helped to access critical federal and Massachusetts state services including Food Stamps, MassHealth, and referrals for GEDs and to the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission for vocational training. The program may also help participa