Sober Houses

The mission of LHI Sober Houses is to provide a physically and emotionally safe, secure, and respectful home environment to foster an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle for all members. Each LHI Sober Home is a group of individuals who share a common desire to stay clean and sober, a commitment to honoring the house rules and participating in the house decision-making process. Sober housing is an option that offers individuals peer-to-peer support to maintain long-term recovery. LHI operates three sober houses, each designed to accommodate a specific population; women, men, and young adult men in the city of Lowell.

 Saving Grace for women

Saving Grace opened in 2011, specifically for women over the age of 45 years old and has since expanded to women of all ages over the age of eighteen. Saving Grace provides permanent sober housing for 10-12 women. Saving Grace is a large Victorian house located in a quiet residential neighborhood with nearby public transportation. Some of the criteria for residency are having 6-months sober time pre-admission, evidence of an active individualized recovery plan, proof of income, and a willingness to abide by house rules and be an active participant in the sober living community.

 Hanover House for men

Hanover House opened in 2013, specifically for men over the age of 18 years old. Hanover House provides permanent sober housing for 6 men. The house is located in a unique neighborhood adjacent to the downtown shopping and business area, and within walking distance to the north campus of the University of Massachusetts. Some of the criteria for residency are having 6-months sober time pre-admission, evidence of an active individualized recovery plan, proof of income, and a willingness to abide by house rules and be an active participant in the sober living community.

Zack’s House for young men ages 18 – 25 years old

This house is scheduled to open in late Fall 2017. 

The name “Zack’s House” is a tribute to the memory of Zachary Gys, a beloved twenty-one-year-old Lowellian who succumbed to a drug overdose in 2013. His family and friends recognized the gap in services for this young adult population and founded Zack’s Team Foundation. Zack’ Team Foundation is partnering with Lowell House Inc. to provide additional housing for young men from the Greater Lowell area. Each young man will have completed a detox and is actively participating in recovery services or completed a recovery program. It is expected that each young man has the desire to continue living and working on their own recovery in a community setting that foster such growth.

Fill out an application for a Sober House

For More information contact Senior Director of Residential Services
Phone: 978-459-8656 / Fax: 978-937-2559