Client Profiles




  • The priority population served by Casa Esperanza are:
    • ethnic and linguistic minorities;
    • persons with disabilities;
    • homeless persons;
    • women with children;
    • pregnant and postpartum women, including those on a methadone maintenance regime;
    • criminal court involved and previously incarcerated individuals; and,
    • injection drug abusers who are at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS.
  • 98% of the clients we serve identify as Hispanic/Latino
  • Many have either limited or no English language skills.
  • At intake:
    • Close to 64% are homeless
    • 61% lack a high-school diploma
    • 95% lack a job or source of income
  • Close to 100% of the women and at least 90% of the men have a history of extensive trauma, including, but not limited to, domestic violence or sexual abuse.
  • While 81.3% of the clients we serve have co-occurring disorders, only 33% have a dual Mental Health Diagnosis upon entering the program.
  • At least 25% of the clients we serve are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Close to 90% of the men have at least one significant medical condition, including Hepatitis C and Asthma.
  • Over 65% of all admissions to the Men’s Program report Opiates as their primary drug of choice, Crack/Cocaine as the second (30%) and Alcohol third (5%).
  • Against these incredible odds, these men and women defy the stereotypes of substance abusers as they work together to create new lives for themselves and their families.


  • Nearly half of the residents of The Latinas y Niños Center are mothers of young children, ages 1.5 to 6, who either live at the Center or are in the process of reunifying with their mothers in treatment
  • Over 90% of the women in the Latinas y Niños Center are DCF involved
  • 82% of all our clients (men and women) have children under the age of 18
    • Only 15% of them have custody of their youngest child
    • 36% have had no contact with their youngest child in the past 3 months


Casa Esperanza serves individuals and families from all the major urban centers across the State, including:
Boston; Springfield; Holyoke; Lowell-Lawrence; New Bedford-Fall River; Brockton; and, Worcester.