About this Facility
Phoenix House Dorchester Center is a long-term residential family substance abuse treatment facility for women and their children of all ages, from newborns to adolescents. In a warm and safe environment that feels like home, the program provides substance abuse treatment that is woman-centered and trauma-informed, with a goal of successful family reunification. Our skilled professional staff is dedicated to helping women overcome substance dependence and empowering them to achieve productive, drug-free lives.
The Center also provides referrals to social service agencies throughout the Boston area to assist clients with childcare, afterschool programs, and treatment for co-occurring mental health needs.
We are located on the campus of St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center, a community-based, multiservice agency that provides support services, including education and job training, to adult women as well as pregnant and parenting teens. St. Mary’s Campus is also home to Phoenix Families, our highly successful emergency shelter and re-housing program for mothers and children.
Most major insurance plans and all major credit cards are accepted.
Mother and Child Residential Services
Phoenix House offers comprehensive and professional services for pregnant women and mothers and their young children in residential settings. See more details
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- Military Community Services
- Assessment and Evaluation Services
- Adolescent Residential Services
- Mental Health Services
- Screening and Brief Interventions
- Prevention and Education Services
- Adolescent Outpatient Services
- Sober Living and Recovery Support
- Mother and Child Residential Services
- Adult Outpatient Services
- Adult Residential Services
- Adult Detoxification and Stabilization
Clients have access to a fully equipped gym at the Boston Health Works Fitness Center, located on campus.
Parenting & Nurturing Programs are provided by the Institute for Health and Safety.
Educational & Vocational
A GED Program, and job training are offered.
Visiting nurse services are provided bi-weekly on site to clients by Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.
On a monthly basis, Birthday Wishes hosts collective birthday parties on campus for our children.
"It takes a tremendous amount of courage for a mother to walk into a shelter or treatment program with her children. I feel honored and humbled to witness first hand the transformation of mothers who have struggled with addiction, homelessness, and instability as they begin new lives as sober, stable and self-sufficient women. What a wonderful gift these moms are giving to their children!"Program DirectorContact me
“I see on a daily basis how our workforce touches the lives of our clients and their families. The passion, dedication and skill they bring to their work is inspiring.”Vice President, Senior Program DirectorContact me
Patrick B. McEneaney
“Remember, the first step is always the hardest—and that’s the step you need to take. We’re here for you and we can help.”Senior Vice President, Regional DirectorContact me