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)

  • New Day

  • Womanplace

  • The Emergency Service Center and Shelter

CASPAR Awarded 10-Year Sustaining Grant from Cummings Foundation
May 07, 2018

CASPAR is one of 33 Massachusetts nonprofts that were recently awarded a total of $10 million from the Woburn-based Cummings Foundation through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides funding for up to 10 years. CASPAR is set to receive $300,000 over that period for its vital services in Cambridge and Somerville. […]

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“Strengthening Our Community” 2018 An Unprecedented Success for CASPAR!
April 12, 2018

The Marriott Courtyard Cambridge played host to nearly 200 CASPAR supporters on April 12, as the agency welcomed old friends and new to our 2018 “Strengthening Our Community,” event. The evening celebrating the life-saving work done by CASPAR programs--as well as the brave and inspiring individuals who have received or are currently receiving services from us--was a resounding success, raising nearly $200,000 to support our work on the frontlines of the opioid crisis […]

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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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