History


  • 2014
    Victory Programs opens Chamblet Family Home, a shelter and supportive housing program for 6-8 homeless families.
  • 2013
    Victory Programs acquires Serenity Supportive Housing, a permanent housing program for 15 people living with HIV/AIDS in Topsfield, MA.
  • 2012
    Victory Programs merges with the Boston Living Center – New England’s largest community resource for people living with HIV/AIDS – doubling the number of people served.
  • 2011
    Victory Programs celebrates 35 years of opening doors to hope, health and housing in Boston and beyond.
  • 2010
    Victory Programs expands ReVision Urban Farm, opening a farm stand on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester.

    Victory Programs partners with KaBOOM! to build a state-of-the art
    playground for the families living at our ReVision Family Home shelter.

  • 2009
    Victory Programs merges with AIDS Housing Corporation, expanding our reach to 11 states.Victory Programs acquires Ruah House, our first program in Cambridge.
  • 2008
    Victory Housing on Warren Street opens as a housing first program.
  • 2007
    Victory Programs opens the doors to Joelyn’s Family Home.
  • 2006
    Victory House renovations are completed.
  • 2005
    Victory Programs merges with ReVision House, an emergency family shelter and urban farm in Dorchester.
  • 2000
    Victory Programs' new administrative building opens at 965 Massachusetts Ave.
    Portis Family House reopens under Victory Programs.
  • 1997
    Yetman House becomes a part of Victory Programs, eventually becoming part of Shepherd House.Miss America dedicates the new Women’s Hope and Women’s Transitional Home in Dorchester.Victory Programs officially takes over the Living and Recovering Community (LARC), a 90-day stabilization housing program, and begins accepting both clients on methadone and clients who cannot pay for services.
  • 1995
    Victory Programs redesigns and renovates the five Flynn sites as new treatment and housing for adults and families living with HIV and addiction.Shepherd House votes to merge with Victory Programs.
  • 1994
    Victory Programs and Flynn Christian Fellowship agree to a merger.
  • 1992
    Victory Programs opens an out-treatment program for women within the MCI prison in Framingham.
    Victory Programs establishes the first permanent coed housing program in Massachusetts for those living with both HIV and substance abuse.
  • 1991
    The AIDS Housing Corporation is born.
  • 1987
    The Mobile AIDS Resource Team (MART) begins working out of Victory House.
    Women’s Hope is founded as “The Women’s Chemical Dependency Program at Mass Osteopathic Hospital.”
  • 1985
    Victory House becomes a United Way affiliate.
  • 1984
    Jonathan Scott becomes the fifth Executive Director of Victory House.
  • 1980
    Victory House is the first recovery home in Massachusetts to accept clients living with HIV/AIDS.
  • 1979
    Victory House is purchased for $25,000 from the American Rescue Workers.
  • 1978
    Victory House, Inc. receives its first grant for $10,000 from the Permanent Charity Fund – now called the Boston Foundation.
  • 1976
    The Boston College PULSE Program begins sending student volunteers to Victory House, with Jonathan Scott as Victory House’s first volunteer.
  • 1975
    Ted Cantone becomes Executive Director of Unity House and changes its name to Victory House with John de Miranda as Co-Director.