Tharros, Teras, and Belmont Houses
High Standards, Structured and Supportive Men's Sober Living
Tharros offers a highly supportive and structured peer support program to help clients take ownership of their recovery while building a life they can see themselves living without substances. At Tharros, we offer over 35 hours of structure weekly, including individual support from 8 peer support team members. Our structure is designed to help clients engage in activities outside of the house, while fostering community and engagement in life. At Tharros, we work closely with local clinical resources to support ongoing treatment goals. Clients engage a full time team of six members, plus ancillary providers, and we support work on co-existing mental health conditions, offering a holistic approach to recovery. Transportation and food for all meals are included.
For clients who have many outside commitments, or those approved to return to work, Teras can be a good entry point directly from treatment. For others, after 1-6 months at Tharros, clients may choose to transition to Teras, our less structured, but still highly supportive home. Teras is located two miles away from Tharros (both Tharros and Teras are in Lexington MA). This less structured residence is designed to support clients when they have 25+ hours of work or other outside structure, per week. While at Teras, clients continue to have peer case management, activities, and a weekly house meeting, but less daily structure than Tharros. Clients also provide their own transportation at Teras.
As clients become ready to move on from structured support, there are often very few good options. Tharros offers an independent living home in Belmont MA which is designed to provide community and accountability, but feel like living with sober roommates. Clients in Belmont engage an onsite weekly meeting led by the live in manager, who has an MSW. Clients also participate in activities and supports offered through Tharros.
Recovery takes time, and different supports at different stages. At Tharros, our average length of stay is over 6 months. Clients enjoy being part of the community, and they are set up for success at every stage.
Offering quality support and accountability
At Teras, clients work with their on-site peer case manager and vocational support to develop a recovery fellowship and work opportunities.
Clients of Teras may also be involved in outpatient treatment while they develop a foundation in their recovery work, and apply to work positions. Client are held accountable to weekly progress in their recovery work. They also participate in community support activities. Monthly fees start at $3500 for triple occupancy. Doubles and singles are also offered. Breakfast foods included. Transportation is not provided.
Offering a higher level of support, structure, and accountability
At Tharros, six full time team members, plus several ancillary providers, engage clients with a high level of support while they explore the underlying reasons that led them to use substances, and chart their path in recovery.  Tharros engages clients in a high level of structure, with over 35 hours offered weekly . Our peer program affords clients the opportunity to explore various recovery paths, with a focus on changing old beliefs and behaviors. Clients engage recovery support through sober transportation to meetings and appointments, activities, in-house groups, one on one support, and case management. Our programming is designed to help clients develop life skills and positive habits. Our team also takes an active role in supporting treatment work on co-existing disorders with local treatment providers. Tharros fees include food for all meals, provided through cooking instruction, community meals, and during included activities. Monthly fees are $7950 for a shared room (double). Single rooms are also offered.