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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Victory Now

Another Year of Victory! Help Us Reach Our Goal.


While it may be the middle of the year, June is the end of Victory Programs’ fiscal year! Help us finish out our “year” strong with one last gift. Every donation, big or small, makes a significant impact on the lives of the individuals and families we serve. Your generosity enables us to provide essential services, create opportunities, and build a brighter future for those in need.


To help us cross the finish line, Cambridge Savings Bank has generously offered to match all donations, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $10,000 by June 30th!


Take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to double the impact of your gift and help us continue our mission.

Make Your Gift Today!

Make your gift today at With your help, we will achieve our goals and continue our promise of providing life-saving services to members of our community.


Thank you for your unwavering support and generosity. Let’s make these final days of June count!

The Doorway: Spring Edition


Our spring edition of The Doorway is finally here! This season’s newsletter is jam-packed with exciting updates, moving stories, and touching tributes.


You’ll meet Greg, a man who believes in discipline, community support, and that it’s never too late to transform your life. You’ll learn about exciting opportunities to support our programs. And you’ll hear from Executive Director Sarah Porter as she mourns the loss of the beloved Larry Kessler, an incredible activist, and friend to so many.


You can read the online version of our newsletter here.


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In The News: Keisa's Story

Keisa Rivera knows how it feels to not be seen. To not be heard. It’s why the 46-year-old loves her job, working as a harm reduction specialist with individuals experiencing addiction, homelessness, and mental health issues in the area of Mass. and Cass in Boston.

“Sometimes I feel so happy that my heart — I feel like I’m having like a big, good pain in my heart,” she said. “I just want to continue.” Giving the individuals that she counsels at The Victory Connector, a low-threshold navigation center in the neighborhood run by the nonprofit Victory Programs, a feeling of care, a sense of calm and peace, is what she aims for each day.

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