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Vanderburgh House - Sober House

119 Forest Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01609
We lead structured sober houses where men and women in recovery live together as a community and develop the tools and character to live free from substance abuse. Our homes allow for independence, but are guided by a set of recovery-focused house rules, standards, and expectations.

Facility Highlights

  • MASH Certified
  • Member of NARR
  • Passionate about ending the stigma of addiction


  • Aftercare Support

    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
  • 12-Step

    The term "12 Step Program" describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps - the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Dawn Watson
    Dawn WatsonOutreach Coordinator
    Passionate about helping those in recovery
  • Amanda LeGay-Garcia
    Amanda LeGay-GarciaRegional Community Manager
    The Voice of Vanderburgh House.

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Located in the Worcester, Massachusetts area, Vanderburgh House is a sober living community for adults. In order to stay at the facility, residents are required to work or volunteer at least 24 hours a week, or be participating in an approved full-time outpatient treatment program.


Vanderburgh House’s sober living homes offer men and women the structure and supportive group environment needed to develop skills for successful independent living.

While enrolled, residents must remain substance-free, adhere to random drug testing and breathalyzer tests, and complete all chores assigned to them. They must also attend regular 12-step meetings and weekly house meetings.


Each home is overseen by full-time house managers.


Vanderburgh House offers five gender-specific five sober homes (three for men, two for women), located in Worcester, Springfield, Dudley, Holden, and Southbridge. Along with shared bedrooms and bathrooms, they feature communal space, including full kitchens. All residents are responsible for buying and preparing their own food.


While Rehabs.com has not received any reviews from Vanderburgh House alumni, the facility earned an average rating of five out of five stars based on eight Google reviews[1] and a 4.6 out of five star rating based on the opinions of 14 people on Facebook, which the facility may manage[2].

Across both sites, former clients described the sober living community as safe, comfortable, and supportive living options for people in recovery. "If it wasn't for the safety and well run houses such as this one I would have never stayed sober. I owe alot to thus house and I am soo grateful to be part of this sober community," Deedee wrote in a representative review.


In addition to a one-time non-refundable fee of $200, residents are required to pay rent each Friday. Rent ranges between homes, with some triple-occupancy rooms set at $150 a week and double-occupancy rooms at $160.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=+Vanderburgh+House+in+Worcester%2C+MA+#lrd=0x89e4065c6a9438f5:0x52193c100a30adc2,1,,,

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