Progress House is a longer-term residential housing program where 25 men work on their recovery in a highly supportive, safe, and sober environment for a period of up to two years. Residents must be free of substance use for a minimum of thirty days and contract to abstain from all illicit substance use and their addictive behaviors, attend appropriate community recovery meetings, attend all house meetings, participate in case management, consent to all house rules, and fully participate in all aspects of recovery – including creating a new, healthy lifestyle in recovery. To ensure a successful transition into independent living, clients are required to obtain employment. Case management and peer-mentorship are the cornerstones of the program helping residents to create healthy routines in recovery through building upon positive relationships amongst residents, strengthening relapse prevention skills, effectively managing daily life stressors, coordination with community supports, and creating a healthy daily routine; thereby empowering them on their recovery journey.
Progress house offers single occupancy rooms, a shared kitchen, living rooms, laundry, shared cable, weight room, community meeting room, and an outdoor recreational area. Residents share the responsibilities associated with cleaning the facility.
Located in downtown Amesbury, Progress House is within walking distance of numerous stores, gyms, a library, banks, restaurants, medical offices, and churches, parks, and the town lake. The program is also located within minutes of the Nicholas J Costello Transportation Center for easy access to public transportation.
Progress House is partially funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. Residents are expected to be gainfully employed and pay a weekly treatment fee; residents are responsible for supplying their own food and toiletries.