WISH LIST: $100: transportation for interviews, meetings, appointments; $500: food for 1 month for 6 residents; $1000: supplies to refurbish 3 bedrooms
Men between the ages of 18 and 24 comprise the largest population of addicts in the country. Yet few halfway houses provide services and a social, supportive environment just for them. Nick’s Place offers exactly that: a safe and sober home for men who have completed an addiction treatment program and need an emotionally and physically supportive environment in which to restart their lives. Nick’s was built specifically for young men and its long term of stay (12 months) and small population (6 residents) gives them the time and attention necessary for a full recovery. Structure is essential and the cornerstones are the 12-step Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous programs. But, just as importantly, all Nick’s Place residents must hold steady employment, clean their rooms and clothes, abide by a curfew, and participate in group meetings and educational workshops. Meals are served seven days a week and all residents come together for a family-style dinner to share their struggles and triumphs. After all, triumph over addiction is what Nick’s Place is all about.
Founder and Executive Director
4604 W Caroline Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705