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The Point Podcast discusses local recovery programs

In recent years Barnstable County has had higher rates of opioid related overdose and alcohol impaired driving deaths than the state. Listen to The Point podcast that features some of the local organizations and programs here to help: free services providing supports such as relapse prevention, social events, job readiness/job search activities, and advocacy and recovery coaching. Read more about The Point episode

Book Launch for Angela Shepherd

Join Recovery Without Walls as we celebrate the book launch of author Angela Shepherd! September 27, 2023 12 PM Coonamessett Inn Angela Shepherd is the author of As She Recovers. Book talk and luncheon with the author.

Healing Music with Rockin’ Recovery

Troy's Take by Troy Clarkson
The Enterprise
Music is a universal language - and music is a universal healer. Here in Falmouth, a couple of local nonprofits have embraced that concept and are offering the opportunity to have fun and heal with their music offerings. Recovery Without Walls (RWW) presents “Rockin’ Recovery” at Old Silver Beach, a free concert featuring the Moonlighters, one of Cape Cod’s best-known and most beloved rock bands. Each year, the concert raises funds to support the healing work of RWW and provides hours of singing, dancing, and summer memories. Read more Healing Music with Rockin' Recovery

RWW Moves and Grows

After many years, Recovery Without Walls (RWW), has moved its offices. Still located at 350 Gifford Street in Homeport, and only up one flight of stairs, the new location provides more space in order to meet the continuing growth of the RWW program. The office has an open, light feel. Read more about our new location >

Youth Recovery High Schools

Independence Academy - 508-510-0815; Brockton, MA. Liberty Preparatory Academy - 413-787-6998; Springfield, MA. North Shore Recovery High School - 978-722-3305; Beverly, MA. Rockdale Recovery High School - 508-854-4939; Worcester, MA. William J. Ostiguy High School - 6-7-348-6070; Boston, MA.      

Detox Treatment Centers

What is detox? Detox – In detox treatment centers, clients are admitted by licensed nurses and staff who monitor clients 24 hours a day. Detox provides medically monitored withdrawal services to ensure that clients discontinue their drug or alcohol use safely and comfortably. The setting [...]

Adolescent Treatment Centers in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Adolescent Treatment Centers (Detoxes) Bournewood Hospital - 800-468-4358; Brookline, MA - Detox, Inpatient Program, & Partial Hospitalization Program. McLean Adolescent Acute Residential Program - 617-855-2800; Belmont, MA - Detox, Dual Diagnosis, Residential Treatment, Partial Hospitalization Program & Outpatient Services. Motivating Youth Recovery - Community [...]

Homeless Shelters in Connecticut

  SALVATION ARMY - SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND DIVISION, EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR FAMILIES (203) 756-1718 Location is 4.15 miles from city center 74 Central Ave Waterbury, CT 06702 Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury (203) 575-0388 Location is 4.23 miles from city center 29 Central Ave. Waterbury, [...]

Maine Treatment Centers

Maine Treatment Centers Alfred York County Shelters Inc. (treatment) 147 Shaker Hill Road Alfred, ME 04002 (207) 324-6591 Anson Maxine Wolph Johnson (treatment) Dill Road Anson, ME 04911 (207) 696-4225 Arundel Day One 1746 Portland Road Arundel, ME, 04046 Auburn Catholic Charities Maine (treatment) [...]

CT Treatment Centers

Detoxes in Connecticut Alliance Treatment Center Inc., Non Hospital Medical Unit - 860-673-6115; Avon, CT. - Short Term Residential Treatment. APT Foundation Inc. (Transitions) - 203-337-9943; Bridgeport, CT. - Residential & Outpatient Services. Chemical Abuse Services Agency Inc. - Bridgeport, CT. Daytop- Bridgeport, CT, 6610-3222 [...]

Challenging Issues Of Rehabilitation

Getting People Into Treatment And Following Through When They Are Out This is the fifth article in a series called A Cape Addiction that explores drug abuse on Cape Cod. Timothy Lineaweaver from Woods Hole explains how the program, Cape Care for Depression, helps connect [...]

Smoothing Bumps on Road to Recovery

By AMANDA LEHMERT FALMOUTH - William Dougherty calls it the broken shoelaces of life - the little things that make it tough for an addict to stay sober. ''Sometimes it's 'Where is the next nickel coming from?''' Dougherty said. ''There is a whole bunch of [...]

Cape Cod Life Magazine Article

Megan*, a vibrant 31 year-old, is no stranger to alcohol abuse or recovery programs. On two occasions, the former art student went through the Emerson House residential program for women at Gosnold Treatment Center in Falmouth. After her first stay, she returned home, where [...]

Watch the video! Volleyball Tournament

Recovery Without Walls (RWW) hosted its First Annual Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, June 15 at 9:00am -3:00 pm at the Sea Crest Beach Resort in North Falmouth. Major sponsors for the event were Cape Cod Five, New Balance Falmouth Road Race, and the Sea Crest [...]

PTSD & Sexual Abuse Treatment Centers

ARIZONA Cottonwood de Tucson 4110 W. Sweetwater Drive Tucson AZ 85745 Phone 800-877-4520; 520-743-0411; fax 520-743-7991 e-mail website Sierra Tucson 38580 S. Lago del Oro Pkwy. Tucson AZ 85739 Intake 800-842-4487; outreach 800-624-5858; fax 520-792-5869 e-mail Website California ANACAPA by the [...]

Vermont Treatment Centers

Treatment/Detox Centers in Vermont Bennington United Counseling Service of Bennington County Inc. Ledge Hill Road Bennington, VT (802) 442-5491 Hotline: (802) 442-5491 Bradford Valley Vista 23 Upper Plain Street Bradford, VT 05033 (802) 222-5201 Intake: (802) 222-5201 x51 Brattleboro Brattleboro Retreat Adult Alcohol Abuse [...]

New Hampshire Treatment Centers

Treatment/Detox Centers in New Hampshire: Bethlehem Tri County Community Action Prog Inc Friendship House Residential 2957 Main Street Bethlehem, NH 03574 (603) 869-2210 x14 Intake: (603) 869-2210 Canterbury Odyssey Family Center (Treatment) 367 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH 03224 (603) 783-7017 Concord Alcohol and [...]

Rhode Island Treatment Centers

Treatment Centers in Rhode Island East Providence CODAC Behavioral Healthcare (Detox/Treatment) East Bay 850 Waterman Avenue East Providence, RI 02914 Hotline: (401) 434-4999 Exeter Phoenix House of New England (Detox/Treatment) Phoenix House Exeter Center 251 Main Street Exeter, RI 02822 (401) 295-0960 x6401 Intakes: (401) [...]

2010 Tennis Tournament

September 18-19, 2010 Download the registration form. (Falmouth, MA 2010) Recovery without Walls (RWW), will hold its 5th Annual Women’s Charity Tennis Tournament on Saturday, September 18, and Sunday, September 19 at King’s Grant Racquet Club in Cotuit. Bill Dougherty, founder and executive director or [...]

2011 Cigna Falmouth Road Race

Recovery Without Walls participates in the Numbers-for-Nonprofits Program offered by the Cigna Falmouth Road Race. We are grateful for the support this special program provides to RWW and have received a strong response from runners who want to run and help RWW continue its important [...]

Homeless Shelters for Western Mass

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS FOR WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS A.R.C.H. P.O. Box 80632 Springfield, MA 01103 413 733 1588 413 733 7100 (Hotline) Clients: Battered women and their children (boys to 17). Capacity: 3 women, up to 5 children. Length of Stay: Up to 3 months. Services: Advocacy, [...]

Homeless Shelters for Central Mass

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS FOR CENTRAL MASS Abby's House 52 High St. Worcester, MA 01609 508 756 5486 (24 hrs) Clients: Battered women and their children. Capacity: 10 beds and 60 transitional units. Length of Stay: 2 weeks (flexible). Services: Advocacy, referral, food, day program, some [...]

Homeless Shelters for Metro-West, Mass

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS FOR METRO-WEST Voices Against Violence 300 Howard St. Framingham, MA 01702 508 820 0834 508 626 8686 (Hotline) 800 593 1125 (hotline) Clients: Battered women and their children (boys to 13). Capacity: 18 beds. Length of Stay: 90 days. Services: One room [...]

Homeless Shelters North of Boston, Mass

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS NORTH OF BOSTON Alternative House 11 Kearney Square Lowell, MA 01852d 978 937 5777 978 454 1436 (Hotline) Clients: Battered women and their children (boys to 12). Capacity: 5 families, 3 singles, 1 handicap room. Length of Stay: 3 months. Services: Handicap [...]

Homeless Shelters for The Greater Boston Area, Mass

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS FOR THE GREATER BOSTON Asian Shelter Advocacy Project P.O. Box 120108 Boston, MA 02112 617-338-2350 617-338-2355 (Hotline) Clients: Battered women; children Capacity: 12 people (4 families; 1 singles). Length of Stay: 90 days, emergency program. Services: Handicap accessible, referral to other battered [...]

Homeless Shelters in Southeastern Mass

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS FOR SOUTHEASTERN MASS A Safe Place P.O. Box 3231 Nantucket, MA 02584 508-228-0561 508-228-2111 (Hotline) Clients: Battered women and their children. Capacity: Up to 5 beds in safe houses. Length of Stay: 2 nights. Services: Handicap accessible, advocacy, counseling, food, American Sign [...]

College Scholarship Links

Non-Traditional Women’s College Programs

Smith College- Northampton, MA  Ada Comstock Scholars Program Wellesley College- Wellesley, MA  Davis Degree Program Mount Holyoke- South Hadley, MA  Frances Perkins Program Simmons College- Boston, MA  Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars Program Bay Path College- Longmeadow, MA  One-Day-A-Week Saturday Program Barnard College- New York, NY  [...]


College (click on non-traditional) Fundsnet Services Online The Talbots, Scholarship America Women's Independence Scholarship Program Peo International (Pauline M. Alt re-entry scholarship) Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund Linda Lael Miller's Scholarships Raise the Nation Scholarships Mayer Foundation General Federation of [...]

Women’s Treatment Centers in Massachusetts

Treatment Centers in Massachusetts AdCare Hospital - 1-800-ALCOHOL; Worcester, MA. (Men & Women) - Detox & Inpatient Rehab - Outpatient services at clinics throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Bournewood Health Systems - 617-469-0300; Brookline & Woburn, MA. (Men, Women, & Adolescents) Detox & Dual Diagnosis [...]

Post-Treatment Options

CLINICAL STABILIZATION SERVICES (CSS) CAB Post Detox Step Down - 800-323-2224; 111 Middleton Rd. Danvers, MA 01923. Gosnold Post Detox - 800-444-1554; 200 Ter Heun Dr. Falmouth, MA 02540. Gosnold at Cataumet - 800-444-1554; 1140 Route 28A Cataumet, MA 02534. High Point Treatment Center [...]

Crisis Intervention

Call 911 for physical or mental illness emergencies Cape Cod Hospital Emergency Center 1-508-771-1800 Falmouth Hospital Emergency Center 1-508-548-5300 MA Dept. of Mental Health Crisis Intervention Services 1-800-322-1356 1-508-778-4627 Available to all MDMH clients, uninsured clients and those insured by Mass Behavioral Health Partnership (Mass [...]

Abuse & Violence Resources

Cape Cod Center for Women 508-564-7233 800-745-0003 Free and confidential shelter for battered women and children (for up to 90 days) Cape Cod Human Services 508-790-3300 800-894-2247 Comprehensive mental health and family services Child and Family Services of Cape Cod 508-778-1839 800-576-9444 Comprehensive support and [...]

Fuel Assistance

Fuel Assistance  (508-746-6707)  20 Willow Street, Hyannis Dennis Fuel Assistance    (1-508-385-5067) For more information about Massachusetts energy assistance programs, click on a program name below: Massachusetts Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP) The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), usually called fuel assistance, helps low-income households in [...]

Agencies With Financial Support

SERVING ALL CAPE COD AND ISLANDS Mass. Dept. of Transitional Assistance 77 High School Rd., Hyannis, MA 508-862-6600 155 Katherine Lee Bates Rd., Falmouth 508-495-1400 The Needy Fund  ( 1- 508-778-5661) American Red Cross     (1-508-775-1540) Salvation Army   (1-508-775-0364) Hands of Hope   (1-508-432-1312) Catholic Social [...]

2009 Red Cross Heroes Award

Red Cross Heroes Award Press Release In March, Recovery Without Walls was recognized by the American Red Cross, Cape and Islands Chapter, with a Heroes Award for the organization’s community impact and service.

A Sense of Purpose

It's strange to have been asked to write something on the subject of a sense of purpose, being a person who was never very sure what that meant. I always felt that "my" sense of purpose was in other people's hands. What made you happy, what [...]

In Praise of RWW

“I cannot thank you enough for what you have done to better the lives of people around you through your commitment to Recovery Without Walls.” Therese Murray, President of the Massachusetts Senate “RWW is recognized by other substance abuse settings as an invaluable resource to [...]

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