Esperanza is a community residence providing temporary housing, short term case management and substance abuse services to men. The average length of stay is between 6 to 9 months. During this time these men develop a more positive sense of self-worth while improving their mental health, independent living skills and sobriety. Additionally, Esperanza staff assists residents in finding affordable, permanent housing.
- housing entitlements and advocacy
- income maintenance counseling
- budget management and training
- social skills training
- individual and group substance abuse counseling
- random urine toxicology testing
- educational and vocational assessments and guidance
PMI/ATI is funded by the New York City Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator (OCJC). This alternative to incarceration program offers residential substance abuse treatment to male felony offenders in the Bronx and Manhattan courts, emphasizing court recruitment to be followed by enhanced residential substance abuse treatment and case management services
PVRC, is funded by the NYS Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives. This new initiative serves substance abusing men and women who are on probation. As part of this initiative, the participants receive a specially developed cognitive-behavioral based treatment entitled "Thinking For A Change."
New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
People Served-Men Only
- Must have a chemical abuse problem requiring treatment services.
- Must be homeless and unemployed at the time of admission.
- Must actively participate in an out-patient substance abuse treatment program for the duration of their residency.
- Those with a co-occurring mental illness and chemical addiction (mica) are welcome, provided their mental health is stabilized. However, Esperanza cannot accept individuals who need acute hospital care, acute psychiatric care or other intensive services.
- Appears to be free of serious communicable disease that can be transmitted through ordinary contact.
- Must have demonstrated an ability to participate in, or comply with, substance abuse treatment outside of a twenty-four hour setting, as indicated by a recent and successful attempt at abstinence, prior treatment episodes, and/or substantial functional skills that demonstrate ability to achieve recovery in an independent setting.