One Wise Street
One Wise Street, located in the community of Jamaica Plain, provides safe, dignified supportive housing for formerly homeless working men. Wise Street helps men gain the additional skills necessary to achieve housing independence and reunite with children and families. One Wise Street residents work and pay rent. While living at One Wise Street, men learn life skills such as, meal planning, shopping, budgeting and bill paying, resume writing, interviewing, time management, goal setting, problem solving and conflict resolution.
Wise Street graduates have gone on to become business owners, obtain Bachelors and Masters degrees, and own homes of their own.
Wise Street is one of the most successful recovery homes in the state. While the highest success rate for a short-term recovery home in Massachusetts is 65%, Wise Street has consistently had a success rate of more than 70%. More than 85% never return to homelessness and go on to live stable, independent lives.
After struggling with heroin addiction and homelessness for many years, Graham came to One Street Wise and it changed his life. Today he’s clean and sober, holds two Masters degrees, works as an addictions counselor, and pursues his passion as a musician.
For referral information or an application please call the Wise Street Program Director at (617) 524-5967.