Category Archives: Client Stories

Good Food is the Foundation at the Boston Living Center

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When you ask David why he comes to the Boston Living Center (BLC), he is very direct. “Healthy, nutritious food and the social life of being able to be with other people who are HIV positive. There is a sense … Continue reading

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VICTORY HOUSE ALUMNI RETURNS AFTER 25 YEARS IN RECOVERY TO MAKE $25,000 GIFT HONORING HIS LATE HUSBAND

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  In 1993, Stephen Thomas was newly sober after several years of battling his addiction to cocaine, heroin and other substances, estranged from his family and staying in the Shattuck Shelter with few options for services to help him take … Continue reading

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Purpose Through Participation and Leadership – Rob’s Story

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Back in 1993, Boston Living Center member and 2017 Brenda Bellizeare “BIG” Better It Gets Award winner Rob was living in New York City and working in pediatrics, providing support for children who had been diagnosed with HIV. “I was a … Continue reading

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Program helps pregnant and postpartum women at higher risk for opioid deaths

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Victory Programs’ Shepherd House client, Ashlee, shares her story about relapsing, learning she was pregnant and finding support for her recovery with WGBH reporter Gabrielle Emanuel.

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Building a Foundation

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“My last stint in jail was [for] 17 years,” says Brian. “When I got out, I had no desire to use again.” However, with nowhere to go, Brian found himself sleeping rough on the streets for sixteen months. “I didn’t … Continue reading

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