Clinical Services

 The Family Recovery Project (FRP) provides individuals and families with intensive home-based substance abuse engagement and treatment with the goal of connecting people with community-based supports and on-going treatment. The Project’s overarching goal is to strengthen and stabilize families by engaging families over the long term to ensure access to recovery and treatment supports, child development, parenting education, and social support services. Project staff remain engaged with families for up to one year or more, depending on needs.

 FRP serves families who are impacted by parental substance use and are not actively engaged in treatment AND who have children at imminent risk of placement, or children who are in out of home placement with the goal of reunification. FRP provides services through a Family Recovery Specialist (FRS) assigned to each family, and has bi-lingual capacity. Services are designed to remove barriers to ongoing treatment, and may include:

  • Assertive outreach through phone calls, letters, home visits, and scheduled meetings with the Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Assessment and treatment planning
  • Intensive case management
  • Home-based treatment utilizing a variety of Evidence-Based Practices, including:
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery
    • Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC)
    • Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
    • Seeking Safety
  • Psycho-educational services for families (substance abuse, trauma, mental health, etc.)
  • Transportation to initial treatment program appointments
  • Referrals to community-based services and supports:
    • Self-help
    • Mental health services
    • Parenting education and support
    • Co-occurring disorders treatment
    • Substance abuse treatment
    • Domestic Violence services
    • Trauma services
    • Children’s services (EI, child care, health, mental health, school, substance abuse, etc.)
 FRP maintains ongoing communication with DCF professionals. Referrals can be made to FRP through DCF staff.

 The Family Recovery Project is funded by the US Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau.

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 For more information, please contact Terri Bogage, Director of Family & Children’s Services, at (617) 661-3991 or

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