Resources for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

AARPSS (Archdiocesan Addiction Recovery Pastoral Support Services)
Collaborates with various agencies and organizations to assist parishes throughout the archdiocese in ministering to addicted persons and their families. It seeks education, prevention, treatment, and solutions for the disease of addiction. For more information, please contact AARPSS at tel: 617-523-4342, email:

Laboure CCAB Recovering Connections
A new counseling program offered at the Laboure Center in South Boston, Recovering Connections offers case management and support groups to the children and families of those in addiction/recovery. For more information, call 617-268-9670.

Sr. Nancy Citro, SND, Charlestown Catholic Collaborative
Email:; tel: 617 242-4664

Boston Faith Based Coalition
Contact Karen Pressman, tel: 617-624-5132

MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery)
The goal of MOAR is to organize recovering individuals, families, and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.
Contact Maryann Frangulis, tel: 617-423-6627, email:

The Gavin Foundation
The Gavin Foundation recognizes that youth affected by drug and alcohol use face special challenges in building their recovery capacity. Their substance misuse undermines adolescent and young adult tasks of building support networks, defining values which guide life choices, and taking on greater responsibilities for self-care. Family relationships are damaged and educational losses undermine employment opportunities. To respond to these needs, Gavin Foundation has established specialized adolescent residential, community, educational and diversion programs.