Staff, supporters and others who had made the new campus possible, celebrated with a ribbon cutting Friday. Designed by Mashek MacLean and built by Squash Meadow Construction, it includes living spaces for men and women.
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Vineyard House, which provides safe and sober housing for people in early recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, will celebrate the opening of its new residential campus with a ribbon cutting on Friday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m.
At an open house last week, leaders at the Island's only residential facility for recovery from addiction showcased the new modular Vineyard Haven complex. The $3 million project is due to be completed by the end of the year.
Vineyard House has scheduled an open house on Thursday, August 28, at 9 a.m. Supporters of the new sober living facility being built on Short Hill Road in Vineyard Haven are invited to stop by and assess the progress being made on the new facilities.
Despite stormy weather, spirits were high at the Vineyard House Water Tasting, which drew a crowd of over 300 supporters. Vineyard House was founded in 1997, and is Martha’s Vineyard’s only sober living facility for people recovering from substance abuse.
For most Vineyarders, driving off the ferry back onto the Island is a moment filled with excitement or a sigh of relief. But for those returning from detoxification units for alcoholism and addiction it is a time of temptation and anxiety.
Martha’s Vineyard leads the State in unhealthy alcohol consumption (Vineyard Gazette, March 28, 2013) but Martha’s Vineyard is also a leader in helping people gain long term recovery through its sober living facilities. The Vineyard House plan to build a new and expanded sober house campus is a very strong statement that the entire community will come together to support individuals who are ready to recapture their lives.