ATR connects program participants to a wide range of recovery support services.
When an individual is enrolled in ATR, they work one-on-one with an ATR Care Coordinator to develop a recovery plan forward. ATR is participant-driven, meaning each participant designs their own recovery path. Once participants outline their recovery goals, we connect them to services and resources to help them achieve those goals. ATR covers the expenses for services not typically covered by third-party health insurance (MassHealth or other), state funding, or other government-funded programs.
ATR provides a fund for participants to cover basic needs for themselves or their families. Participants connect with their ATR Coordinator to determine the best use of this fund. ATR participants have used this fund for various expenses, such as:
- Clothing or shoes
- Hygiene products
- Cell phones
- Transportation passes
- Utilities or other due bills
- State IDs, driver’s licenses, or birth certificates
- Other registration fees
While these may seem like small obstacles, for an individual in recovery, these can become increasingly difficult over time. ATR steps in to remove these obstacles and help participants focus on their recovery.
ATR Career Services are available to participants who need help entering the job market. ATR Career Services includes:
- Job readiness programs
- Job training programs
- Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) assistance
- Support for educational expenses (laptops, HiSET or ESOL classes, textbooks, etc.)
In partnership with MassHire Career Centers, we have developed the Paths to Empowerment (P2E) job readiness program that prepares participants to search for jobs, interview, create a financial plan, and secure employment.
In each of our service locations, we work with job training providers that train in fields that hire individuals with a history in the criminal justice system. You can see what job training programs each location offers here.
When an ATR participant needs extra peer support or a guide to teach them healthy lifestyle habits and skills, an ATR Coordinator may connect them with an ATR Recovery Coach. Recovery Coaches are often in long term recovery, positioned to walk alongside others as they navigate recovery and show them how to make lifestyle shifts that will improve their quality of life. Recovery Coaches do not provide clinical services, like a counselor or therapist, but they do become an important member of a person’s recovery support network. With the additional support and encouragement, ATR participants have someone to lean on who understands the difficulty they are facing.
ATR Recovery Coaches are trained through the Recovery Coach Academy, work under an approved ATR Provider, and are supervised by that provider.
While traditional ATR services provide wraparound support to ATR participants, people experiencing housing instability need an additional layer of support to address both their housing and recovery needs. Our goal is to connect participants to safe, drug-free housing to stabilize them in their recovery and help them increase their capacity to support themselves once they complete the program.
ATR participants enrolled in ATR Sober Home Services receive:
- Housing Coordination – search and placement
- Up to 5 months of rental assistance
- Recovery Coaching
- Employment support
- Long term housing planning
Click here for more information about ATR Sober Home Services.