The H.O.W. House is a privately owned and operated sober living home in Boston, MA that provides a structured environment in which women must work, volunteer or go to school, actively participate in a Twelve Step program, and continue to take steps in their recovery while remaining abstinent from all mood or mind-altering substances. Delivering structure through the principles of the Twelve Steps, a tremendous emphasis is placed on responsibility and accountability at the H.O.W. House encouraging independence and wellness in all aspects of life.

The H.O.W. House consists of two homes nestled in between Lower Mills and Adams Village in Dorchester, MA. One property is situated on a quiet dead end, and the other is a block away, nearby the Ashmont Train Station. The close proximity of the houses to each other and the MBTA allows the women to get to meetings, work anywhere in Boston and the surrounding area, and gain independence without the use of a car.
“The H.O.W. House has helped change my perspective and attitude on how to handle daily issues.
I am gaining clearer perspective on what lies within me that needs to be explored as well as kept in check for ongoing sobriety.
I feel a sense of safety and peace coming on a daily basis and I am forever grateful.”
Kay
Guest in 2016