Vineyard House, the Island’s only sober living facility, recently passed the annual recertification required by the commonwealth’s Department of Public Health. In a press release, executive director Jenn Vogel described the certification as a public signal that Vineyard House is committed to upholding best practices and ensuring a healthy environment for recovery.

The inspection was conducted in September by the Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing (MASH) on behalf of the Department of Public Health. MASH-certified sober homes follow guidelines established by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences as well as provide peer recovery support systems, facilitate access to community supports and engage residents in recovery planning.

Vineyard House is a residential facility in Vineyard Haven for Islanders in early recovery from substance use. It was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1997 and provides its residents with support systems as well as housing.

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