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New Beginnings Program


Program Information

New Beginnings is a sober living program designed for men who want to live and enjoy life in a drug and alcohol free environment. Accountability is a common value that needs to be shared by all who participate in the program. This is a zero tolerance program and all residents will be responsible for maintaining a clean and sober lifestyle.

Acceptance into New Beginnings is contingent upon two simple conditions; a desire to live in a drug and alcohol free setting and adherence to the program guidelines. The maximum stay in the program is 24 months and each participant will be required to work or volunteer a minimum of 30 hours a week, regularly attend AA or NA meetings, undergo toxicology screenings and adhere to an individual service plan. After a year, successful program participants will have an opportunity to transition into a conventional apartment with the WHA.

Prior to acceptance into the New Beginnings program, applicants must be referred to the WHA from a sober house or another substance abuse recovery program where they have demonstrated a significant amount of continuous sobriety and be working towards independent living.

If you are interested in this program, please contact us at:

Worcester Housing Authority
New Beginnings Program
Phone: (508) 635-3102
Email: MurphyM@worcesterha.org


Worcester Housing Authority
630A Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: 508-635-3000
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM