ATR Overview

Clients enter STR/ATR through this process

  • Individuals must be referred to an ATR Coordinator by an outside agency/organization within the recovery community.
  • The ATR Coordinator works with each individual to develop a Recovery Plan.
  • The ATR Coordinator helps the client choose the services that will be most helpful in client’s recovery and choose the providers of those services from amongst providers in the STR/ATR Provider Network. 
  • The ATR Coordinator authorizes the ATR vouchers.

To find an ATR Coordinator

Please call the Substance Abuse Helpline at 1-800-327-5050 or call these specific ATR Coordinators that are located in your area:

Greater Springfield:

  • Paul Alves - (413) 237-0049
  • Jackie Segarra - (617) 945-6403

Boston:


Testimonials from actual ATR clients

The help with employment that you offer is great!

Thank you for helping me and providing me with the tools and information needed to get a job. Also thank you for taking your time out and speaking to me. I really appreciate all the phone calls. This program really works and I am more than grateful for this opportunity!

How does transportation help with my recovery?

  • I could not attend meetings of any kind if it wasn't for the bus pass I received from ATR. I live too far to walk. Now I can get to my AA meeting and keep sober! 
  • I need to take the bus because I come across too many temptations just wandering the streets. If I don’t get out of the house my mind wanders and I am tempted to use.
  • The bus pass helps me to leave my house and go somewhere so I can stay busy and keep my mind off using again.
  • I have to find a job! I need the bus pass to look for a job.

How did ATR help after I relapsed?

I am a 45 year old who had a productive life before my drug addiction took over. I had a college degree and successful employment but then I relapsed.   I went into a residential treatment program, and when I was soon to graduate, I came to ATR because I needed help to get back on my feet. ATR was great- it helped me in many ways: I received bus passes and some basic needs provisions, I secured a room in a sober living house, and I obtained employment. I am truly thankful for everything. It has made a big difference in my life.

     I Needed ATR to Help me get off the Streets

I am 58 years old and have spent much of my life incarcerated or living on the streets. When I decided I really needed to change my life, I went to ATR. ATR helped me to find sober housing and to get set up with basic housekeeping needs.

ATR Helped me to Get Ready for a Job

I had just completed a culinary arts training program and was desperately looking for a job. Finally I found one but they told me I needed to purchase special restaurant attire before I started work. I didn't have the money. ATR helped me to purchase the work clothes I needed so I could start my job and begin a new life!

How ATR Helped Me 

Today I am getting discharged from the ATR program. This program has helped me alot in many ways. When I started the program I didn't have a bed - ATR provided me with a bed. I also didn't have clothes for work - ATR provided me with two clothing vouchers.  This program is used differently by different clients;  I know it has definitely made a difference in my life! I am very grateful for what I received.  I am happy to be a positive person in the community. Thanks for everything.