CASPAR Inc: Hope For Today

At CASPAR we provide community-based services for people with substance use disorders. Through an array of outreach, shelter, stabilization, residential, aftercare, and prevention services we provide safe, accessible, and supportive programs to a diverse population of men, women, children and teens.

Scope of Services

The popular statewide real estate brokerage website MassRealty recently published a piece about CASPAR on its page devoted to Somerville. The story, "CASPAR Helps People to Build Healthy and Fulfilling Lives," talks […]

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A street outreach program designed to provide services to homeless individuals who are affected by substance abuse, mental illness, and other medical complications.
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For many individuals, CASPAR's emergency services are a first step toward sobriety. Unlike many programs, ours are open to those who are still using drugs and alcohol.
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Vanessa's Story

My name is Vanessa and I used. I abused. I was humbled and then I asked for help. But most importantly, I surrendered. […]

Residential treatment programs for men, women and expecting or new mothers from all walks of life. Programs provide counseling, self-help groups as well as other support services and a staff committed to helping clients.
> Men's Residences
> Womanplace
> New Day (Pregnant and Parenting Women)

CASPAR, Inc. is the proud recipient of
a Cummings Foundation grant.

  • New Day

  • Womanplace

  • The Emergency Service Center and Shelter

Join CASPAR at our 2018 “Strengthening Our Community” Fundraiser on Thursday, April 12!
February 6, 2018

On April 12, we invite you to join us for “Strengthening Our Community,” CASPAR's annual spring fundraiser, taking place at the Courtyard Marriott Cambridge (777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge) from 6-9 p.m. The event will feature delicious food and drink, as well as the chance to bid […]

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CASPAR Supporters Make "Strengthening Our Community" 2017 Agency's Most Successful Fundraiser to Date!
March 24, 2017

Close to 200 guests gathered at the Marriott Courtyard Cambridge on March 23 for "Strengthening Our Community" a wonderful evening celebrating the life-saving work done by CASPAR, as well as the brave individuals who've received services through our programs […]

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CASPAR Mourns the Passing of Hilma Unterberger
September 06, 2016

All of us at CASPAR were terribly saddened to learn of the passing of one of the organization's founders and steadfast longtime supporters. Hilma Unterberger, a lifelong advocate for individuals batttling addiction and living with mental health challenges, co-founded CASPAR in 1970 and […]

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CASPAR, DivcoWest and the Kendall Square Association Celebrate a Fantastic Summer Block Party!
June 3, 2016

On June 16, CASPAR was a guest of honor at the One Kendall Square Block Party in Cambridge’s Kendall Square. This celebration of the summer season brought together […]

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