The Maris Center for Women offers a safe, supportive housing stability program where up to 40 women can focus on recovery and healing with a minimum commitment of three months for an extended period of up to two years. Maris Center residents contract to abstain from all drug and alcohol use and addictive behaviors, attend appropriate peer support meetings, and participate fully in all additional aspects of therapy. Daily group programming and 24-hour supervision are provided. Residents are encouraged to fully integrate into the community through employment and community service and are required to pay a portion of their treatment fee, provide their own meals, and share responsibility for the daily upkeep and functioning of the center. Residents receive 24-hour support through program staff and peers.
The Maris Center offers double occupancy rooms, a shared kitchen, living/community rooms, laundry, shared restrooms and outdoor recreational area. Residents share the responsibilities associated with cleaning the facility.
The Maris Center is located in Salisbury, adjacent to Newburyport and Amesbury, and within walking distance to stores and public transportation.
The Maris Center is partially funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, in addition to treatment fees paid by the residents.