The agency was founded as a grass roots response to the crisis of alcohol and drug abuse in the Latino community and has served more than 3,500 men, women and families. In 1987, Casa Esperanza opened Massachusetts’ first bilingual/bicultural residential treatment program for 25 men, based on AA’s 12-step philosophy of treatment and culturally adapted to serve the needs of the Latino community.
Today, Casa Esperanza is a recognized leader in developing holistic approaches to substance abuse treatment, with a reputation for having caring, highly skilled substance abuse counselors and other service providers. We now operate a residential treatment facility for 25 men; a residential treatment facility for 20 women and their children; 23 units of Supportive Housing for individuals and families; and a Relapse Prevention and Outpatient Services program which provides aftercare services for individuals and families in recovery.
Understanding that recovery is a lifelong process, Casa Esperanza has continued to evolve to meet the unique, long-term needs of people in recovery, providing integrated, bilingual/bicultural tailored services to each individual and each family, including:
- Affordable sober housing
- Parent-child education and reunification
- Job training, placement, and advancement
- Trauma counseling
- Health and wellness services with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, tobacco cessation, nutrition and exercise.
By focusing on whole people, not a single problem, Casa Esperanza seeks to help families regain the lives they have lost and create a strong, supportive community for those who hope to follow in their footsteps.