Massachusetts Access to Recovery (ATR)

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Who to Contact
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MA-ATR provides vouchered services to help participants on the road to recovery. These recovery support services include:

  • Basic Needs
  • Employment services including job training
  • Health and wellness support and services
  • Transportation
  • MA identification cards and driver’s licenses
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Re-entry support
Service hours

Help Line: Mon. - Thur. 9am - 4pm (excluding holidays)

Other Locations

In Greater Springfield, contact:
IHR (Institute for Health & Recovery)
155 Maple Street, Suite 304
Springfield, MA 01105
Fax: (413) 301-6173

ATR Coordinator: Jackie Segarra (617) 845-6403
ATR Coordinator: Paul Alves (413) 237-0049

For the Downtown Boston Office, contact:
IHR (Institute for Health & Recovery)
105 Chauncy Street, Suite #602
Boston, MA 02111
Fax: (617) 661-7277

ATR Coordinator: Patricial Exilus (617) 645-7668
ATR Coordinator: Raymond Joyner (617) 999-9055
Client Services Coordinator: Stella Stewart (617) 849-6994 (New Intakes Only)

For the South Boston Office, contact:
Gavin Foundation
70 Devine Way
South Boston, MA 02127
Fax: (857) 496-0266

ATR Coordinator: Stephen Steele (857) 496-7339
ATR Coordinator: Rebecca Reilly (857) 496-734
ATR Coordinator: Kathy Curley (857) 496-7343

In New Bedford, contact:
Gavin Foundation
13 North 6th Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Fax: (774) 328-9075

ATR Coordinator: Jenny Baker (508) 742-6640

In Worcester, contact:
Gavin Foundation
101 Pleasant Street, Suite #101
Worcester, MA 01609
Fax: (508) 459-9112

ATR Coordinator: John Abbott (508) 459-9645

Requirements & Restrictions

All participants must be involved with an outside agency/organization before being referred to ATR
1. Has an opioid use disorder or is at risk for developing an opioid use disorder
2. Early in recovery process (approximately 2 years or less)
3. 18 years old or older
4. Massachusetts resident living in Boston, Hampden County, Worcester, or New Bedford and plans to remain there for at least the next six months
5. Connected with a case manager (or equivalent) in the recovery community
6. Identifies with one of the following groups:

  • Released from incarceration in the past two years
  • Participant in a Massachusetts Drug Court or Veterans Court
  • Served in the U.S. Military
  • Woman who is pregnant, postpartum, or parenting a child under age 18 who lives with her
  • In a medication assistant treatment program

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated October 3, 2018