Hope House, Roxbury, MA

Hope House, Roxbury, MA

New construction
Adaptive reuse
20 SRO units
80 bed recovery units

Sustainable Design

Project designed to meet USGBC LEED-Silver certification standards; reuse of existing building, geothermal heating and cooling, rooftop photovoltaic array, construction/demolition waste recycling

The new 35,000 sf Residential Treatment Center consolidates all of Hope House's programming and operations under one roof, allowing one of Boston's oldest substance abuse treatment centers for men to serve clients and deliver services more efficiently.

The Center is essentially two projects with separate entrances under one roof: an 80-bed Recover Home where clients reside during the treatment program (which includes a commercial kitchen, multi-use dining room, computer labs, meeting and counseling space), and a 22-unit Graduate Home, which offers affordable housing for graduates. The new space allows Hope House to efficiently build the capacity of their services and programs and also provides their clients access to more opportunities.