Victory is just around the corner.

Behind Victory Programs' red doors, individuals and families in crisis find shelter, sustenance, recovery, care, and professional, compassionate support.

Victory Programs: Housing. Health. Recovery. Hope.

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Our Programs

Victory Programs operates various programs throughout Boston, all built on our strongly held belief that no person who is struggling should be asked to do the hardest thing first, on their own, before they are offered the fundamental support they truly need.


When individuals and families are safely housed, they’re much more likely to address their health, addictions, and other issues. It’s a “housing first” approach that includes stabilization services, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing, and case management.

Health & Recovery

We address substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health concerns, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other chronic conditions with the education, tools, resources, and ongoing support people need to regain their health, prevent and manage relapse, and maximize their independence.


On the streets, at our Boston Living Center, and across programs, we work to prevent chronic conditions and overdoses. We provide HIV, Hepatitis C, and STI testing and counseling; a healthy meals program; syringe and naloxone distribution; and an array of education, navigation, and support services.

Our Model

House the person

We follow a low-barrier housing-first clinically driven approach to guide clients towards health and safety.

Serve the person

A client is not a statistic; a case file is not who that person is. We provide high-quality, evidence-based services based on individual needs, offering flexible, strengths-based solutions to people’s biggest challenges.

Strengthen the spirit

People’s success ultimately depends on their own belief in themselves and their future. We focus on what a person is doing “well,” with a nurturing effect that fosters continued effort from the first steps toward progress and growth.

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‘Tis the Season After the Season


The holidays are over, and the New Year has begun. Our clients have felt the care and warmth from our community – your holiday gifts have been unwrapped and your donations of cold weather gear have already been distributed on the streets by our Mobile Prevention Team. And, thanks to your financial support, Victory Programs is growing to meet the increased need for our programs and services.


Unfortunately, after the holidays there’s a huge drop-off in support. Please consider making a gift to Victory Programs today to ensure that families and individuals in crisis can continue to turn to us for housing, health, recovery, and hope.


Check out our Winter Wish List or visit our Amazon Gift Registry for the complete list.

The Doorway: Winter Edition


There is so much for you to catch up on in this season’s edition of The Doorway! Featured on the cover is a message from our Executive Director Sarah Porter where she reflects on how far we’ve come since we first opened our red doors in 1975. You’ll also get a glimpse into our Gratitude event, an annual celebration we hold for residents and graduates of our programs to gather together to share what “gratitude” means to them. And you’ll dive into the heartbreaking and inspiring story of Kimberly, a former resident of our recovery program Women’s Hope. 


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“A Real Eye-Opener”: Kimberly’s Story

Kimberly’s story might be difficult to read, with chapters of her life that are overwhelming and heartbreaking. But we promise it will leave you with hope – for Kimberly and others who have had similar journeys.

We sat down with Kimberly a few days shy of her graduation from Women’s Hope, our recovery program for women with substance use disorder and moderate to severe mental health issues. A year ago, she never would have thought she’d be sober now, let alone alive, to tell her story.

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