Adult Services

We understand that human connection is the key to breaking the cycle of addiction. We apply this philosophy throughout the recovery process within our residential substance abuse homes and through our outpatient recovery and wellness and prevention services.

Residential Recovery Homes

Gandara Residential Services for Women (GRSW)

30 person women’s recovery program using Matrix Model format for group process. Focus on behavior modification techniques and modalities with positive reinforcement. Addiction is viewed as an effort to self medicate and staff adhere to the addiction disease model and establish a working alliance with participants to motivate and assist them in creating positive behavioral changes and commit to learning skills that support a life of sobriety. Average length of stay 6-12 months. (9-12 months optimum)

Closed Referral: DCF only
Locations:
Eligibility: Women, 18+ years, with co-occurring disorder, two slots available for pregnant/postpartum women
Average length of stay: 6-12 months (9-12 months optimum) Open Referral- community provider or self-referred
Location: 507 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040
Contact: Moana Rawlins mrawlins@gandaracenter.org, 413-540-9881 Fax: 413-540-9884

Hairston House

Social Model recovery program for men. Focuses on individual responsibility and peer support as the basis for substance abuse recovery. Uses behavior modification techniques and modalities with positive reinforcement. 17 bed facility.

Eligibility: male, 18+ and willing to take responsibility for developing and maintaining an individualized service plan, and to assume responsibility for house expectations and following Social Model Guidelines.

Average length of stay: 3- 6 months
Open Referral- acute treatment services, homeless shelters, substance abuse outpatient centers, or self
Location: 25 Graves Avenue, Northampton, MA, 01060
Contact: Daniel McCarthy dmccarthy@gandaracenter.org, 413-585-8390

Gandara Addiction Recovery Program (GARP)

Long-term residential recovery treatment program for Spanish speaking men with a dependency on alcohol and drugs. 42-bed facility. Average length of stay is 6-12 months.

Eligibility: male, 18 + years, MA resident, Spanish speaking and have a history of drug/alcohol dependence but currently abstinent from drugs/alcohol.

Open Referral-community organizations, Dept. of Corrections, hospital detox units, or self
Location: 29-33 Arch Street Springfield, MA, 01107
Contact: Estelle Santiago esantagio@gandaracenter.org, 413-781-2234 x 304

Summer Street House

Provides a sober living opportunity for individuals committed to communal living in an environment where they voluntarily agree to abstain from the use of alcohol and illicit drugs as a condition of their participations in the life and operation of the house. Follows National Association of Recovery Residences (NARR) guidelines. Governed by rules and agreements established by residents in conjunction with Gandara Center representatives.

Self-Referral
Location: 18 Summer Street Northampton, MA, 01060
Contact: Wayne Gates 413-585-8390 to schedule pre-admission assessment and interview

Maple House

Permanent supportive housing with case management for 6 individuals in recovery from substance abuse. Shared housing in a 2-floor duplex, 3-individual bedrooms and shared common area. Close proximity to services, transportation, and recovery supports.

Eligibility: Homeless men and women, at least 18 years old, minimum 6 months drug/alcohol free, demonstrated commitment to recovery and sober living

Location: 15-17 Maple Avenue, Northampton, MA, 01060
Contact: Daniel McCarthy dmccarthy@gandaracenter.org. 413-585-8390

Recovery Supportive Housing

The Supportive Housing Programs work in collaboration with HAP Housing, area recovery homes, and shelters to provide safe, sober, and affordable bilingual housing options to individuals and families in recovery.

Community Housing Program (Families)

Offers affordable, supportive housing with bilingual case management services to families in recovery. Applicants must be 18+ years old, have custody of a minor child (or working with DCF for reunification), have a least 6 months documented sobriety, and have completed a residential recovery program.

Closed Referral: DCF only
Locations: 476 Appleton St, Suite 7, Holyoke, MA; 01040
Closed Referral: Must be referred by the Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR).*

Contact: Emily English eenglish@gandaracenter.org, (413) 536-0571 or IHR: (617) 661-3991

Serenity (Women)

12-18 month transitional supportive case management for 12 women in recovery who have completed a residential recovery program. Units are subsidized through the Chicopee Housing Authority.

Eligibility: 18 and over, must have some income, sober/clean for at least 6 months. Must abstain from substances and be in recovery.

Location: 476 Appleton St, Suite 7, Holyoke, MA, 01040
Open Referral: Self or residential recovery programs
Contact: Emily English eenglish@gandaracenter.org, (413) 536-0571

Miracle House (Men)

Permanent housing and supportive case management for 8 adult (18 and over) men in recovery. Units are leased through the Springfield Housing Authority. Participants typically apply while completing a residential recovery program.

Location: 114 Calhoun St, Springfield, MA; 01107
Open Referral: Self or residential recovery programs
Contact: Emily English eenglish@gandaracenter.org, (413) 536-0571

Recovery Support Centers

Pier Recovery Center of Cape Cod

Recovery Support Centers welcome all people in recovery from substance abuse and those affected by substance abuse. RSC services are free and provide peer-to-peer supports including peer facilitated support, relapse prevention and tobacco cessation support groups, social events, access to computers for job readiness/job search activities, and advocacy and recovery coaching. Support also includes peer governance where participants form advisory boards and use community meetings to create policies such as Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct, and determine program activities such as peer support groups and participation in health fairs, community events and celebrations/holidays. Volunteer opportunities are available for members who are committed to their recovery and actively participate in the center.

Open:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am- 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Referral: Open, Self
Free Service: No costs, no insurance needed
Location: 209 Main St, Hyannis, MA,  02601
Contact: Brian Robbins (508) 827-6150

Hope for Holyoke

Recovery Support Centers welcome all people in recovery from substance abuse and those affected by substance abuse. RSC services are free and provide peer-to-peer supports including peer facilitated support, relapse prevention and tobacco cessation support groups, social events, access to computers for job readiness/job search activities, and advocacy and recovery coaching. Support also includes peer governance where participants form advisory boards and use community meetings to create policies such as Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct, and determine program activities such as peer support groups and participation in health fairs, community events and celebrations/holidays. Volunteer opportunities are available for members who are committed to their recovery and actively participate in the center.  Admission Requirement: All paths to recovery are accepted. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Parents may bring adolescents or children to the center if they follow the center’s policy related to supervision and attendance. Members who come under the influence of substances or alcohol would be given a choice to go for treatment or they will be asked to leave and come back when they are not under the influence. Referral: Open, Self Free Service: No costs, no insurance needed Location: 100 Suffolk St. Holyoke, MA, 01040 Contact: Deborah Flynn-Gonzalez dflynn-gonzalez@gandaracenter.org (413) 561-1020


Hours:
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Stairway to Recovery

Recovery Support Centers welcome all people in recovery from substance abuse and those affected by substance abuse. RSC services are free and provide peer-to-peer supports including peer facilitated support, relapse prevention and tobacco cessation support groups, social events, access to computers for job readiness/job search activities, and advocacy and recovery coaching. Support also includes peer governance where participants form advisory boards and use community meetings to create policies such as Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct, and determine program activities such as peer support groups and participation in health fairs, community events and celebrations/holidays. Volunteer opportunities are available for members who are committed to their recovery and actively participate in the center. The centers are open during the day, 7 days a week. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday they are open until 8 p.m.

Admission Requirement: All paths to recovery are accepted. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Parents may bring adolescents or children to the center if they follow the center’s policy related to supervision and attendance. Members who come under the influence of substances or alcohol would be given a choice to go for treatment or they will be asked to leave and come back when they are not under the influence.

Referral: Open, Self
Free Service: No costs, no insurance needed
Location: 142 Cresent Street Brockton, MA, 02302
Contact: Efrain Baez 774-257-5660 x 532

Developmental Disability Services

Shared Living

Long-term shared living program funded by the Department of Developmental Services for adults 22 years of age or older who have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. The individual is placed in the home of a family. The Shared Living Partner receives support from Gandara Center to make sure the needs of the individual are met. Support services for the partner include weekly stipend paid for room and board, clinical supports, MAP certification, CPR, and human rights training.

Location: Springfield Area
Closed Referral; Funded by Dept. of Developmental Services
Contact: Cynthia Wallace, cwallace@gandaracenter.org, (413) 736-8329, x259

Adult Long-Term Residential Program (ALTR)

Provides long-term housing funded by the Dept. of Developmental Services for adults 22 years of age and older who have mild to severe intellectual disabilities. Housing is staffed 24/7 and provides clinical support, day treatment and medication routines.

Location: Springfield Area
Closed Referral; Funded by Dept. of Developmental Services
Contact: Cynthia Wallace, cwallace@gandaracenter.org, (413) 736-8329, x259

Wellness and Prevention

N.O.E.L. (Navigating, Outreach, Education, Linkages)

A community-based prevention and early detection program offering free outreach, education and cancer screenings, specifically colo-rectal, cervical and breast, to underserved and hard-to-reach populations.

Location: 476 Appleton Street Holyoke, MA
Admission and eligibility: All services are open to men and women between 40-64 years of age who are residents in Springfield communities. Education and outreach open to public who are residents in Springfield and surrounding communities.
Contact: Tai Guzman tguzman@gandaracenter.org 413-788-4649

Tobacco Free Community Partners

TFCP supports the smoke free efforts of Springfield and surrounding communities both in the home and in the workplace. The TFCP increases public knowledge of smoking as the leading preventable cause of death in MA, maintaining Mass Health utilization rates, working to eliminate the sale of over the counter tobacco to youth, promoting the Ex-Smokers Hall of Fame project and supporting smoke free housing efforts in Springfield and surrounding areas. The TFCP provides smoking related materials and education to professional health care providers about the negative effects of second hand smoke and fosters relationships with the community and other human service agencies to ensure support for those who wish to live smoke free lives.  MassHealth covers all FDA-approved medicines and counseling to help you quit smoking. Other public health insurance plans in Massachusetts, including Commonwealth Care and Medicare, also cover counseling support and many FDA-approved medicines. Contact your insurance provider or physician for more information.

Location: 120 Maple St., #305, Springfield, MA; 01105
Contact: Sara Moriarty, smoriarty@gandaracenter.org, 413-733-1015

Project Health: Case Management for People with HIV/AIDS

Case management for individuals who are HIV positive and living in the Springfield area. Services are offered by Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural staff, fluent in Spanish, and are open to any individual who is HIV+ or has AIDS. The services are open to persons of any age. Case managers assure that persons served have access to medical, mental health and addictions treatment and to education around maintaining a healthy, positive lifestyle.

Eligibility: Must be HIV positive or living with AIDS. Open Referral: community service agency or self-referred.
Location: 85 St. George Road Springfield, MA, 01104
Contact: Neida Rodriguez, 413-732-2120 x 217

Corrections to Community

Case management services to incarcerated, HIV+ men and women in Western MA Houses of Correction or state correctional facilities who are in the process of transitioning out of jail and into the community. Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural staff assists the inmate to make connections in the community that will support a healthy, positive lifestyle.

Eligibility:  Currently or previously incarcerated and HIV positive.

Closed Referral- By infectious disease coordinator from any MA correctional institution.

Location: 85 St. George Road Springfield, MA; 01104

Contact: Neida Rodriguez, 413-732-2120 x 217