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Middlesex Human Service Agency – Sullivan House

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One of Boston’s best-known sober houses

Contact Details

Number: +1(617) 524-4416

Website: https://www.mhsainc.org/sullivanhouse

Address: 65 Glen Road, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

About MHSA – Sullivan House

Middlesex Human Service Agency – Sullivan House is a residential recovery home for men, located at 65 Glen Road, Jamaica Plain, MA. Part of the Middlesex Human Service Agency since 1995, Sullivan House has for decades served as one of Boston’s best-known sober living houses, catering to the needs of men recovering from substance use disorders. It is partly funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)

The 25-bed facility is primarily focused on providing a long-term residential recovery program for men in the Greater Boston Area. It is affiliated with over 20 other Middlesex Human Service Agency (MHSA) locations all over Massachusetts, serving different areas and providing different services. This allows Sullivan House to recommend a wide array of evidence-based treatments to recovering individuals from all over the state. As part of MHSA, Sullivan House also participates in a number of local shelter, recovery, and nutrition programs all over Boston.

Who is Sullivan House for?

The program at Sullivan Houses is intended to serve adult men with substance use disorder. Detox, withdrawal management, and early rehab are not available at the facility and are not the focus of Sullivan House’s program. Individuals that need these, however, can be referred to other MHSA facilities that do offer those services.

The program generally only accepts men who are employed or are in the process of looking for gainful employment. While the facility does offer counseling, AA meetings, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a selection of evidence-based approaches, Sullivan House is primarily a halfway home and sober living community.

Most Sullivan House program participants are referred by outside service providers. This includes the criminal justice system, detox and withdrawal management programs, other residential programs, and others. Participants also need to be 18 years or older at the time of their admission into the program.

How long is Sullivan Houses residential program?

The standard long-term residential program at Sullivan House is six months, inclusive of a two-week orientation process. A lot of freedom is offered relative to other Boston residential substance rehab programs, and participants need to be employed or actively looking for employment to stay on.

At their completion of the program, Sullivan House will attempt to further improve each individual’s chances at long-term sobriety by placing them in stable sober living environments to continue their healing.

Altogether, this makes Sullivan House’s long-term residential program ideal for recovering individuals that need time to heal but are unable to take time off work or afford conventional residential programs.

If you want to learn more about Sullivan House’s long-term residential program, check out their website at mhsainc.org/sullivanhouse.

The facility name, logo, brand, and registered trademark(s) depicted above are the property and registered trademarks of Sullivan House and Middlesex Human Service Agency, and are being used for identification and informational purposes only. Use of these names, logos, and brands shall not imply endorsement. This site is not affiliated with or sponsored by Sullivan House or Middlesex Human Service Agency.

Treatment approach

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach
  • Trauma-related counseling

Treatment options

  • Long-term residential
  • Residential

Detail

  • Smoking permitted in designated areas
  • Transitional housing or halfway house
  • LGBT friendly

Primarily serves

  • Adult men
  • Seniors or older adults

Specialties

  • Substance use disorders

Areas of specialization

  • 12-step facilitation approach
  • Accepts clients on opioid medication
  • Anger management
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Clients referred from the court/judicial system
  • Contingency management/motivational incentive
  • Family counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Persons with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders
  • Relapse prevention

Payment options

  • Cash or self-payment
  • Check
  • Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs
  • Payment assistance (check with the facility for details)
  • Major credit cards

Accepted insurances

  • Most insurance plans