“MAAS really helped me. I enter treatment here because DCF mandated me. I am grateful that it happened and I came, I have been treated with respect, dignity and my counselor was very patient with me and helped me to understand that methadone is a good tool to combat my heroin addiction. I have been using properly the medication and saw the results. I also decided to attend groups because realized that I was struggling again with cocaine, coming to groups make a huge difference, I am sober and feel very positive.” - HJ
“I love this place. I feel that people here help. This is my second time here, after I completed my jail time I decided to seek for relapse prevention treatment here, it works, coming here helped me to stay focused and keep putting effort in other areas of need such as housing-to obtain a steady place to live.” - AM
“I enjoy coming to groups here, I feel I learn something new every time I come here. The counselors are very professional, treat us with respect. I feel I can talk about my issues and obtain insight and feedback from counselors and peers. I like coming to groups too because I may also give a feedback and encouragement to my peers.” - JB
“I change a lot with MAAS help, this has been my first and only treatment, prior to entering here four years ago, I used to drink daily and it happened for over 25 years. To me is it a big of a deal that these 4 years I reduced the drinking to once a week and sometimes I sustain for a month or longer. I am still learning to live a sober life and MAAS is playing a crucial role in it. Thank you indeed.” - WC
"My life definitely changed. MAAS gave me the tools and help that I needed for my recovery. I have a sober life thanks God and I really appreciate what this program has been doing for me. You helped me to go to an inpatient treatment and after that I returned here because I know the care and support I have in this place. Since I returned on December of 2015 to continue on methadone I have been with a positive mentality. I feel grateful that I am present for my son, I want to see him grow up well and to be there for him and as well for my other children-I am rebuilding the relationship with them. I also want to say thank you for the toys we received for Christmas, my son really enjoyed them. As parents is a relive to have this type of aid and do not be worry too much regarding toys for our children." -Eliezer
"This program impacted all aspects of my life. I was able to stop the use of heroin with methadone support. This program really helped me to rebuild my self-esteem and confidence, I was able to find a job and to keep it, I was able to establish a solid relationship and got married, and moved independently with my wife. Without the support of this program I won’t be here." Joexel
"I want to take this time to personally thank everyone within Casa, and particularly Noble House. It is important to me that you understand exactly what this transitional program has done for me.
After spending thirty-one and a half years behind prison walls, followed by five months in a halfway house, I had no idea how I would be able to get on my feet. I had a plan for success, and the patience to get there, but I did not know where I would live in order to get on my feet. For the first five months I resided with a family member, which turned out to be a bad situation. I was unable to progress in that situation which became so unbearable that I had to leave.
I contacted 211 who directed me to Prospect House. Prospect House provided an orientation and then I had to wait for bed. At the time of the orientation I was in a wheelchair. By the time Prospect House had an available bed for me I have a motorized scooter to assist my mobility. Prospect House felt that they could not accommodate my disability even though their facility was handicap accessible which left me in a bind. I contacted Jeanette Parker and explain my situation, my goals and direction and Jeanette Parker opened the door and let me into Noble House.
I entered Noble House on May 2, 2017. At the time I was receiving state assistance and food stamps while awaiting approval for SSI. By June 2017 I was approved for SSI and began looking for an apartment. I applied for housing and was approved for a one bedroom apartment, which I’ll move into on November 9, 2017.
I acquired my drivers license and enrolled into New England Tractor Trailer Training School in August 2017. There was a minor setback with NETTTS, and I had to acquire a medical waiver in order to proceed with my CDL training. It took approximately two months to obtain the medical waiver. I ultimately decided to switch schools and go to Allstate as a opposed to NETTTS, which I will restart on December 5, 2017.
Noble House has provided the most valuable thing of housing and time, which allowed me the opportunity to get on my feet. Within seven months I am at the point where I know no longer need transitional housing. It is my hope that this program continues because there are so many other incarcerated men, or those with HIV, substance abuse issues, or homeless that need transitional service. I am an example that this program works for those individuals dedicated to change and self-sufficiency. Thank you for your kindness and belief in helping those in need."
"Noble House has provided the most valuable thing of housing and time, which allowed me the opportunity to get on my feet. Within seven months I am at the point where I know no longer need transitional housing. I am an example that this program works for those individuals dedicated to change and self-sufficiency. Thank you for your kindness and belief in helping those in need."
"I came to MAAS almost five years ago and I was a big time mess. People never thought I could change. I even doubted it myself, but I must say that I have changed. I have become a good man and husband, father, son, brother and friend. I am thankful to this program for giving me myself and family back. Thank you for this chance!"