Our sober homes are located in Wakefield and Lynn on the Salem line. To apply for sober housing, please complete either the printable application or the online application. The printable application can be emailed or faxed along with the applicant's medications list and bio-psycho-social with contact information. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and our fax is # (857) 816-3241. Once the information is received, an interview will be scheduled.
Our MASH-certified home promotes independent living in a structured family environment.
Our structured environment includes, but is not exclusive to following:
If a woman is unable to work, she will need to volunteer (according to her abilities), be attending school, participating in a program, or doing an agreed-upon productive activity. This is to encourage women to be active and productive in their recovery.
Each member is responsible for keeping the bedroom neat and clean, tidying up after herself, and completing house chores.
Each recovery plan will be tailored to the individual woman's needs.
The recovery plan encourages accountability and direction.
Assistance with life skills reinforces positive change.
House standards are to ensure the safety and cohesive behaviors of everyone in the house.
We provide women with peer-to-peer support to assist in areas such as education, the guidance of personal finances, resume writing, job search, and physical and mental health options.
Ruth's Way's training is designed to advance the awareness and knowledge of those who hope to gain a better understanding of addiction and recovery. Through our interactive classes, participants learn to develop the skills and tools to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Our classes provide a foundation in prevention, intervention, and post-treatment skills to assist those suffering from substance use disorder.
We have facilitated training for a public health department, churches, the department of correction, parent groups, organizations that work with human trafficking survivors, first responders, small groups, and shelters.
Our life skills and recovery-based groups promote strength-based solutions to foster health and wellness. We create wellness/recovery training and life skills sessions for women in our sober home, survivor groups, program staff, and incarcerated women.
Our training includes, but is not exclusive to:
As women in recovery from substance use disorder, abuse, and exploitation, we offer a unique perspective of what it is like to recover from our past and encourage and inspire others to not only become survivors but conquerors. We are available to speak at women's conferences, sit on a panel with other experts, or train professionals about the common behaviors of those with addiction and those who are in recovery. We want to help educate those who are looking to get involved and volunteer.
Recovery/Wellness Coaches assist participants in navigating recovery support systems and accessing resources. We support participants as they build recovery capital. Coaches encourage individuals to build on their strengths and to focus on solutions. Our person-centered, strength-based approach assists participants in reaching their goals by finding solutions that influence positive thoughts and healthy attitudes to influence healthy behaviors. Positive changes happen by increasing understanding of self, learning to apply tools, and taking ownership of our health and wellness.