IHR offers a range of programs providing strengths-based, collaborative, and client/family-centered intervention and treatment services. We offer services in our offices, in homes, or in the community, including local schools, court, coffee shops, etc. Because substance use can be stigmatizing and may interfere with the ability to perceive the need for treatment, our services value the engagement process and a family centered approach. We provide care that integrates treatment of substance use disorders with mental health needs and trauma. Care is provided collaboratively, in coordination with primary health, state agencies, and formal and natural support systems. Our treatment is fundamentally evidence-based, often building on the expertise of IHR training staff.
We provide home and community-based family-focused, trauma-informed counseling to high-risk individuals and their families, including homeless families (in DHCD shelters and other settings), families involved with the child welfare system (through multiple contracts with Department of Children and Families), pregnant and parenting women, and youth at risk (through In Home Treatment and a contract with Department of Youth Services).
Our services are supported by the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and insurers, including MassHealth and Medicare.
[My therapist] was genuinely concerned about my wellbeing and got to know me as a person. [My therapist] learned who I was growing up, as well as my experiences being in an abusive relationship and becoming addicted to drugs.”
[My therapist] is amazing. They are strong, educated, and insightful. There should be more people like them in this field.”
Having a peer support worker that attended AA/NA meetings with me was so helpful, as I did not feel comfortable going alone.”
[My therapist] had such an amazing and unique way of helping improve the communication in my family. They helped us so naturally that it did not even feel like therapy.”