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The Transitional Programs of Homeless Services
The transitional programs of Homeless Services strive to provide a safe, comfortable, supportive, and substance-free environment to clients.  

The goal of the transitional programs is to help clients achieve and maintain sobriety and move on to permanent housing. A holistic approach to treatment is developed and is based on individual needs.  Case managers, nurses, substance abuse counselors and social workers are available to help clients develop healthier lifestyles.

These programs offer clients:​
  • Case management
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Legal advocacy
  • Life skills training
  • Referrals to job training and education services
  • Housing search and placement help
  • Community meetings
  • On-site medical care
  • On-site mental health care
  • Medication management support
  • Client advocacy
  • Aftercare support and planning
  • 24 hour staff coverage
  • Transportation

Project SOAR, which stands for Stability, Opportunity, Achievement, and Recovery, has 20 beds for homeless adults. ​

  • Homeless
  • 18 years or older
  • Employed, receiving benefits, or enrolled in or awaiting enrollment in an educational or job training program.
  • Have a desire to transition into permanent housing
  • Willing to participate and contribute to community living
  • Show commitment to ongoing personal recovery
  • A minimum of 30 days of sobriety

For more information about Project SOAR, please call (617) 534-6101.

The Safe Harbor Program serves 20 homeless adults who are HIV positive and recovering from substance abuse. This program also provides meals to clients.   

  • Homeless 
  • HIV positive with physician documentation
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Able to perform activities of daily living independently
  • Willing to address substance abuse
  • Willing to participate in and contribute to educational/support groups

For more information about the Safe Harbor Program, please call (617) 534-6128.​​
Boston Public Health Commission
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