The Progress House is a sober residential supportive housing program for adult men who have struggled with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and have achieved a minimum of 30 days of sobriety. The Progress House provides a safe, sober, supportive and therapeutic environment, which empowers men in their recovery. The ultimate goal is to help them transition into independent living while remaining abstinent from drugs and alcohol.
The Progress House utilizes a case management model to assist residents with relapse prevention skills, effectively manage daily life stressors, coordination with community supports, and learn effective ways to successfully live a drug and/or alcohol free lifestyle. The program relies on a peer mentorship model, which builds upon positive supportive relationships amongst the residents.
Residents entering the Progress House contract to abstain from all drug and alcohol use, attend appropriate 12-step meetings, participate in house meetings and psychoeducational groups, and consent to the house rules and all additional aspects of therapy. There is capacity for 25 men and all resident rooms are single occupancy. There is shared kitchen, dining room, living rooms and outdoor recreational areas.
The Progress House is located in downtown Amesbury, and walking distance to numerous stores, shops, hospitals and medical offices, churches and synagogues, gyms, parks, and river and beach access. The program is located within minutes of the Nick Costello Transportation Center for easy access to public transportation.
Although the length of treatment varies, there is a minimum commitment of 6 months, and resident clients may stay up to 24 months.
The Progress House is partially funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health- Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. Additionally, resident clients are expected to pay weekly rent in exchange for their room/board and case management services. Resident clients are expected to be gainfully employed while residing at the Progress House.