STEPRox Recovery Support Center’s mission is to provide a safe place for the recovery community, their family, friends and those interested in recovery to engage in activities beneficial to the individual and the community. Our goal is to make a direct contribution to our community by encouraging volunteerism and peer leadership opportunities.
We consider our Center an “empowerment” zone … a place where lost abilities are found, interests discovered and goals realized. The lived experience of our peers/members and staff in recovery supports the efforts of the newcomer in early recovery to begin believing that recovery is a reality and it is possible to rebuild and rejoin a life in the community.
Based in the heart of Roxbury, STEPRox is a safe haven for anyone 18 and older who has a desire to find pathways to recovery that “fit you” whether it’s a 12-Step group, All-Recovery group or SMART recovery group. STEPRox also offers specialized groups pertinent to women and men as well as open groups designed to address mental health and healthier eating options.
STEPRox and the other nine Recovery Support Centers funded by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services are thriving because the Participatory Model, which is our backbone, empowers all to have a voice in how we govern ourselves and become the voice of the change we want to see in ourselves as well as our community.
We welcome all who want a safe place to belong, volunteer and thrive.
For more information, or our full calendar of events, please visit our Facebook page.
153 Blue Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02119
North Suffolk’s recovery coaches and peer support specialists are grounded in peer-assisted recovery through his or her own life experience with substance use and/or other addictions, providing a level of expertise that clinical training cannot replicate. These individuals consult to a clinical team to promote a culture in which recoverees’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into support, treatment, rehabilitation, and community based recovery-oriented systems of care. Our coaches and specialists help recoverees to identify needs while providing a recovery atmosphere and interfacing with collateral contacts, such as probation officers, therapists, and self-help sponsors.
The Hope Center
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope Center is currently offering online and call-in peer support groups. For the up-to-date group schedule, access information, and group descriptions, please visit www.mbrlc.org/hope-center or call Center Coordinator Julie Anne Entwistle at (617) 454-4621.
The Hope Center Recovery Learning Center (RLC) is a peer-run organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy to those who self-identify with a mental health and/or substance use history. RLC’s offer opportunities and resources to assist individuals in finding their own path to recovery. Operated, managed and staffed by others in recovery, each RLC is a place where shared lived experience is central to the belief that recovery is real for all. The Hope Center is run in partnership with the larger Metro-Boston Recovery Learning Community, and offers a center with no barrier to access. All services are free of charge, have no intake or assessment needed to become a member, and do not require that a person be connected to any other mental health agency or provider. The Hope Center offers mutual support groups, including Dual Recovery Anonymous, Finding the Right Job, and Weekend Planning. The Center also offers computer time and instruction, gym time and physical activity groups, and opportunities to access the community with others. The Hope Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The RLC’s doors are open to anyone who feels they belong there and wants to join a community of others in recovery.
Visit their website at: www.mbrlc.org/hope-center