Hope House Addiction Services (Hope House) is the oldest, and now among the largest residential treatment programs in Massachusetts for adults with substance use disorder (SUD). Hope House was informally founded in 1956 by the late Jack Donahue, who began by taking up to three recovering alcoholics at a time into his apartment in the South End of Boston and providing them with support and shelter. Hope House was incorporated in 1965 and grew to include five buildings in the South End. Hope House was the setting where, in 1972, former Governor Francis Sargent signed a law that decriminalized public intoxication and required police forces to help get intoxicated individuals into treatment. Hope House is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International), and our programs are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).