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Phoenix House Dorchester Center
A safe, caring haven where women can find residential treatment without taking a break from motherhood.
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.
Our treatment philosophy is based on the understanding that addiction is a chronic disease not a moral failing. Individuals suffering from substance use disorders deserve evidence-based treatment in settings that offer privacy and dignity.
Insurance and Payment Options
Our experienced staff is skilled at working with all types of insurance providers to help you access the treatment you need. Phoenix House is an in-network provider for many major insurance carriers, managed care programs, and Medicaid.
What is Phoenix House New England?
Phoenix House is a nationally recognized and accredited behavioral healthcare provider, specializing in the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders and co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Phoenix House is a not-for-profit organization with more than 45 years of continuous experience and programs in 11 states and the District of Columbia.
How do I get admitted to your program?
Call Phoenix House at 1 800 DRUG HELP (1 800 378 4435). We can typically see you for an assessment and admit you to a program within 24 hours.
What type of professionals will be working with my loved ones in treatment?
Phoenix House New England maintains a full team of licensed professionals who will be working with your loved one. Depending on the treatment program, this team may include medical doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers, drug and alcohol dependency counselors, and other qualified specialists.
Our Core Services
Mother and Child Residential Services
Phoenix House offers comprehensive and professional services for pregnant women and mothers and their young children in residential settings.
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.
Every day, our courageous clients and expert staff work together to fight addiction. Take a look at the faces of Phoenix House and the array of programs and services—from counseling and family therapy to sports, yoga, and the arts—that help our clients build new lives in recovery. Learn more about our programs and find a treatment location near you.