For men and women in need of recovery, Dimock provides an extensive mix of on and off campus residential programs that provide a structured, safe and committed environment critical to recovery. Led by a dedicated staff, our programs are designed to help the whole person heal and to regain their health, and to help individuals move forward in their treatment and their ongoing recovery.
Our focus on group services continues into our residential communities, creating bonds that build peer-to-peer support and develop relationships that help those in recovery continue on their healthy paths moving forward.
Working in tandem with our Health Center and Child and Family Services, our Residential programs are seamlessly integrated, ensuring individuals and families find the health care and the community resources critical to making those determined steps beyond our doors.
Women’s Renewal-CSS (Clinical Stabilization Services) at The Dimock Center
Women’s Renewal-Clinical Stabilization Services at Dimock provides intensive clinical services created especially to address the complex needs of women in early recovery.
Here, we seek to support women who have ongoing issues with substance abuse, mental health and trauma by offering structure, comprehensive support and most especially, hope. The program creates a “Healing Community” – using best practices including trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, music, art, yoga and other expressive therapies.
It is a time for clients to regroup, reflect and refocus their lives. Each week, women receive individual clinical and group therapies that focus on developing effective coping skills and understanding the complex nature of addiction. Together, we create an effective plan for their next treatment. The program provides residents with homework to enhance the learning process as well as a “Roadmap to Recovery,” a planning tool to help them prepare for their life in recovery.
The Program Director oversees a skilled team of Master’s level clinicians, care coordinators, direct care and administrative staff. Based on their individual needs and insurance, women stay in the program seven to thirty days. The program is funded by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and third party insurance (MBHP, NHP, BEACON, and Network Health).
The program accepts women using methadone and/or suboxone and women who are in the early stages of pregnancy. Please contact at 617.442.8800, ext 1622.
My Sister’s House at Dimock:
My Sister’s House (MSH) at The Dimock Center is a “Healing Community” for up to 22 women that provides a longer term residential (up to twelve months) environment for women in early recovery who are in need of education, individual counseling and case management. The program’s goal is to help them address their unique recovery needs while working towards becoming more independent and successfully returning to their communities.
We focus on partnering with individuals to develop a working model for life while providing a safe, supportive environment in which clients live independently within the community. The program uses best practices that include trauma informed care, motivational interviewing techniques and harm reduction.
We provide linguistic and culturally appropriate services and staff – key to recovery success – for all of our clients, while working closely with our Health Center and Child and Family Services centers to enable better health and forward growth.
Our staff mirror the women with whom we work, and help our clients learn healthy living skills by managing many of the day to day activities crucial to life in the community. Residents gradually move through different phases of the program, building a deeper connection to the people within the program along the way. As they heal, they take advantage of the comprehensive health and support services that Dimock provides, including educational programming, recovery support, parenting skill building, vocational training and reintegration with their families. My Sister’s House offers a full array of daily group counseling and case management services. The program accepts women using methadone and/or suboxone and women who are in the early stages of pregnancy.
Women may stay in the program based on an individual need for up to one year. The program is funded by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. For more information, please contact 617.442.8800, ext. 1438.
John Flowers Recovery Home
The John Flowers Recovery Home is a 21-bed program located on The Dimock Center’s main campus, serving over 80 men annually. The program is overseen by a clinician, who works with Dimock’s extensive Healthcare, Counseling, Case Management and Administrative staff to plan and build the lives of these men in ongoing recovery.
We offer clients post-detoxification services that include individual counseling, group work, case management and family stabilization as well as access to the breadth of comprehensive services our Health Center and Behavioral Health Centers provide. Additional services are provided through referrals to internal and external community programs. Alumni groups provide additional support, forming an external network for individuals moving forward.
The John Flowers Recovery Home is a “working house”. Our clients are helped and expected to find a job and begin work within one month of entering the program. The average length of stay is 4 – 6 months and a treatment fee is required on a weekly basis.
The program is licensed and funded by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. For more information, please contact 617.442.8800, ext. 1336.
The Askia Academy at The Dimock Center, named after community activist Nate Askia, is a 25-bed “Therapeutic Community” for men framed in an Afrocentric model of care.
At Askia, we offer a healing community in which we care about our clients until they can care about themselves. Clients are engaged in peer-to-peer support within a highly structured program which provides: comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, individual counseling/family support, an intensive daily group treatment schedule, peer-to-peer mentoring, job preparation support and G.E.D/Educational/Vocational/Work referrals.
Men in the program use our addiction recovery and support services, including our Health, Behavioral Health and Child and Family Services, for up to one year. Askia Academy is located on The Dimock Center’s main campus. Referrals may come from Acute Treatment Services, Criminal Justice system – corrections, probation, parole, community agencies and through self-referral.
The program is licensed and funded by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. For more information, please contact 617.427.1562 or Brian Greene at 617.427.1456.
Ruth Kelley Ummis House (RKUH)
RKUH is an off-campus, Transitional Housing Program for 13 women (and their children of up to 16 years of age) who are homeless and living with multiple health, mental health and addictions’ issues. The program model provides Intensive Case Management services to women and their families who meet the admission criteria.
Our program accepts pregnant women and women who are on Methadone maintenance and enables women and their children to live within the supportive environment of the program from 6 to 24 months. Aftercare services are also available for six months following discharge.
At Ummis, the focus is on moving on and moving forward. The Dimock Center’s case workers help each individual develop their plan and find the critical resources they’ll need to move on to permanent housing. The program also offers an Alumni group, which meets on a monthly basis providing peer-to-peer support and relapse prevention support.
The Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development and private donations support the program. For more information, please call 617.442.8800, ext. 1392.
For referrals, please contact Pam Talbert at 617.442.7678.
For women and men in recovery who are living with multiple health issues and who are head of households with children, the Sheila Daniels and Edgewood Housing programs provide permanent housing within a two mile radius of The Dimock Center in Roxbury.
Two separate residences make up the programs and offer individuals the continued support vital to healthy families. A Dimock case manager lives on-site and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Additional case management services are available during the evening hours. The programs are supported by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. For more information, please contact call 617.442.4369.