Hurley House is a recovery home. It exists to help alcoholics and addicts reintegrate into the community as sober individuals, involved family members, and contributing citizens. Hurley House provides a critical element in the continuum of care in the recovery from the disease of addiction. Hurley House provides the link between detoxification, incarceration, or homelessness and aftercare services including outpatient counseling, supportive housing, and job training. Hurley House maintains long-standing relationships with community health, social services, and self-help groups in order to provide a network of assistance to recovering alcoholics and addicts.

Hurley House is a handicapped-accessible facility and provides full room-and-board services to twenty (20) residents in a safe and sober environment. Each resident is required to hold a full-time job and is responsible for household chores and the upkeep of his individual sleeping quarters. Hurley House is "A Home Away From Home" and provides an opportunity for residents to put the pieces of their lives back together and become contributing members of society.

Our facilities have been located in Waltham, Massachusetts since 1973. Hurley House operates a recovery program with the following guidelines, principles, and practices:

  • Six-month live-in recovery program 
  • Full-time employment is a requirement for each resident 
  • Zero-Tolerance Policy -- total abstinence from all drugs and alcohol required 
  • Random drug and alcohol screening 
  • Mandatory AA/NA meeting attendance; four in-house meetings and six outside weekly meetings required 
  • Weekly individual counseling sessions by State of Massachusetts licensed counselors 
  • Group counseling sessions conducted weekly 
  • Additional counseling and other services provided 
  • Health and hygiene education 
  • Smoking-cessation classes available with NRT
  • HIV classes by licensed health educator 
  • Medical and psychological service referral 
  • Job placement assistance with resume preparation, interviewing techniques, and presentation strategies 
  • Pastoral counseling 
  • IRS and State income tax support through Administrative Services of Bentley College, Waltham, Mass. 
  • Advocacy help and select legal support 
  • Educational support to attain GED and vocational/technical equivalents 

In addition to the six-month Hurley House program, a one-year graduate program exists for those men who meet the acceptance criteria and avail themselves of this extended recovery opportunity. The graduate program, based at Duggan House, operates in the same neighborhood as Hurley House and requires weekly AA/NA meeting attendance and random drug and alcohol screening. While at Duggan House, residents are encouraged to stay in touch with Hurley House counselors for ongoing assistance and support.