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Residential Recovery Transitional Housing

Healing in Community

When you join our Residential Recovery Transitional safe home, you are joining a community of women who have been exploited and are on a similar journey.

 

Our home is a supportive environments filled with acceptance, growth and creativity without any judgment. While you heal and work through your difficult experiences, Amirah is a place where you will be supported, encouraged and challenged. Our program has structure, but there is room for individual decisions that will allow you to move forward, grow and change.

 

Learn about the values of our home here

What would I do at the Residential Recovery Transitional Home?

We provide a safe place for you to stay while you work on trauma-recovery. Our program is designed to address trauma in an individualized way through wholistic care. This means that your program will be addressing your goals and the things you would like to achieve as your work through trauma-recovery.

 

We will work with you to understand where your strengths are, and what areas you would like to work on. You will have options to choose from along the way, so you can work towards your goals in ways where you feel supported. 

 

YOU are at the center of your growth and healing process.

Our Care Team of clinicians, mentors with lived-experience, staff, volunteers, and community partners will work alongside you and be a loving support system.

What can't I do at Amirah?

We believe that healing happens in community. In order to live in community, this means that each woman that comes into this program is asked to stop doing the following:

  • Judge: happiness and understanding can be found when there is no judgment.

  • Not Participate: Our community is filled with hope, support, and opportunities, and we expect you to take advantage of our community.

We operate safe homes. This does mean that there are safety measures taken to ensure that everyone has a chance at healing. Some of these safety measures are temporary and as you progress through your program, you will able to gain access to these things again (ex: cellphone - we start first without one, but as you build support, this is something you become eligible to access again). There are other safety measures that are permanent though (ex: we are a sober home, so we do expect that you are willing to engage in sober living).

Many of the rules and regulations will be discussed at an intake interview. We do understand if we are not the right spot for you, and hope that you will continue to seek the support that will be best for you.

We are here to

  • Listen to you

  • Give you a safe space

  • Connect you with yourself, our supportive community, and with the purposes you were designed for

  • Walk alongside you

  • Let you succeed

  • Help you find the resources that will bring change to your life

  • Give you the tools for what comes next after you leave our program

We are NOT here to...

  • Rescue you

  • Control you

  • Offer a one-size-fits-all approach

  • Fix you

  • Make decisions for you

  • Give up!

"...Amirah shows patience and care in a way that no other place I’ve experienced has."
- Survivor, Amirah Residential Recovery Program Graduate

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Opportunities in our Residential Recovery Home

  • A safe home with 24 hour support

  • Food and clothing

  • Medical services

  • Psychological/mental health services including individual and group therapy

  • Legal advocacy and support

  • Life skills and life coaching

  • Financial literacy

  • Support with reconciling broken relationships

  • Access to education opportunities (GED testing, college-prep courses, college degrees)

  • Internships and jobs

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How do I join Amirah's Residential Recovery Program?

 

If you are interested in joining our Residential Recovery Program in Massachusetts, we would love to meet you. There is an interview process to help make sure that Amirah is a good fit to support you on your journey. 

 

Your journey begins with our 30-day program. We do offer placement into our long-term recovery program, once someone has successfully completed the 30-day program. If we find that this is not a good fit for you, we will support you in your search for a place that is a better fit.

 

However, we are not reviewing applications at this time. Please check back daily. Also, please note that due to the volume of inquiries, we do not keep a waitlist. When the application system is reopened we will review applications on a first come first serve basis.

How do I join Amirah?
  • Do I need to be vaccinated and wear a mask?
    At this time, we are asking all volunteers to be vaccinated in order to volunteer in our safe homes. Both of our safe homes are located in high-risk counties and so our mask policy reflects local and state recommendations and may be implemented when transmission rates are high. Please reach out to the volunteer coordinator if you have questions about current mask requirements.
  • What if I reach out or apply but then decide I don't want to volunteer?
    That happens sometimes! Life happens, things come up, and the time you thought you had to give to volunteer is now gone. Just let your point of contact know that you are no longer interested, and we will stop reaching out.
  • What is the process to become a volunteer in your Residential Program and how long does that process take?
    Once we've received your inquiry, the volunteer coordinator for your location of interest will reach out. All volunteers must complete an application and background check, as well as sign our Comprehensive Confidentiality Policy and have their Covid vaccination card reviewed. Prospective direct care volunteers will begin their process with a brief virtual meeting and are also subject to a reference check.
  • Will I be able to teach the women something?
    We ask that all volunteers come in ready to serve with the needs that are present. If you really enjoy something in your life, for example knitting, after time as the women begin to know you and your passions, they might ask you to teach them about this. This happens organically though, and in some cases it does not happen at all.
  • Can I lead a Bible study in a safe home?
    While we understand the heart of this request, we do not proselytize the women that are in our programs. We treat the six avenues of whole person care, including spiritual trauma recovery and have a trained professional on staff to meet with each woman for spiritual trauma recovery. If women express interest in the Christian faith, we connect them to local churches that would support them in their desires to grow in their faith journeys, this often includes attending Bible studies.
  • What does a typical shift look like?
    It depends on the day and time of the week. You might drive a woman to a doctor's appointment or run some errands like shopping for groceries. You might help staff out with some tasks around the home. If you are around at dinner time, sitting down and being a part of the meal is welcomed and encouraged. You also might simply be the safe presence in the home while the women rest and recover from a long week of meetings and therapeutic appointments. No matter if it is busy or slow, your presence is supporting these women and vital to our growth.
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