Client Profiles

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Casa Esperanza serves men and women from across Massachusetts struggling with substance abuse. The vast majority not only struggle with addiction, but nearly all clients suffer from serious mental illness, and at least one co-occurring chronic medical condition. Clients are often survivors of domestic violence or sexual abuse, and suffer from the resulting trauma. Virtually all of our clients are homeless upon arrival and most have lived in poverty their whole lives.

  • The core population is 18-55 years old
  • 97% identify as Latino
  • 80% have limited or no English skills
  • 80% lack a high school diploma
  • 25% have HIV/AIDS
  • 98% are homeless
  • 95% lack a source of income
  • 79% have been recently incarcerated
  • 99% of all mothers in the program are DCF involved
  • 86% have Hepatitis
  • 96% have at least one significant medical condition, such as, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and asthma
  • 97% have a co-occurring substance use disorder and Serious Mental Illnesses


  • 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.