Dorchester Treatment Program



Phoenix House Dorchester is located on the campus of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester, Massachusetts, a community-based, multiservice agency that provides support services, including education and job training, to adult women as well as pregnant and parenting teens.

Given its location, the women and children at Dorchester Center are able to benefit from many of the above-mentioned services, while the mothers receive high quality substance use treatment. The program supports women with stabilizing their health, furthering their education, and completing job training both on and off campus, which in many cases has led to long-term employment and stability for their families.

Phoenix House Dorchester takes pride in providing individualized, trauma-informed care through its evidenced-based substance use treatment services. The staff empowers, encourages, and genuinely cares for each family’s safety, success, and long term stability.

Phoenix House Dorchester is accredited by CARF, a nationally recognized standard of excellence.



A safe, caring haven where women can receive residential addiction treatment, while maintaining custody of their children.

Phoenix House Dorchester provides long-term residential family substance use treatment for women and their children of all ages, from newborns to teens. In a warm and safe environment that feels like home, the program provides drug and alcohol use treatment that is woman-centered and trauma-informed, with a goal of successful family reunification and long-term family stabilization. The skilled professional staff is dedicated to helping women overcome substance dependence and empowering them to achieve productive, substance-free lives. The mothers are provided both group and individual services to support and foster their recovery.

The program also provides referrals to social service agencies throughout the Boston area to assist clients with childcare, after school programs, and treatment for co-occurring mental health needs.

Insurances Accepted/ Payment Options

Medicaid, Medicare, most major private insurance plans and all major credit cards are accepted.

How to Access Care

Referrals can be made to the program directly by calling 617-379-3307 or via the Institute for Health and Recovery at 617-661-3991.


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