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Wabanaki Recovery Homes

Opportunity House Bangor Natomuwal (Opening May 2021) – MAT accepted, Recovery Residence for Indigenous Men

Mission Statement

The mission of Opportunity House is to provide a safe, substance-free, and culturally healing living environment for indigenous men who are ready to transition away from a life of substance use, allowing them to develop meaningful and independent lives.

Who do we serve?

Opportunity House is a non-profit recovery residence located in Bangor, Maine, that provides temporary housing for indigenous men from the Wabanaki Communities throughout Maine with a history of problematic drug and alcohol use, who are passionate about turning their lives around and are serious about working on their own personal recovery.  While Opportunity House is open to all paths of recovery, there is a strong focus on rebuilding the connection to traditional indigenous healing and ceremony.  Opportunity House accepts residents that are on Medically Assisted Treatment, as well as all other medications that are prescribed to help them manage and recover from their addictions and/or Co-Occurring Disorders.  The house does not accept people on the Maine Sex Offender Registry. Opportunity House is open to people of all income levels, with sliding move-in costs and residence fees set at roughly the equivalent of a day and a half a week of entry-level wage labor. Residents must be high functioning and capable of either working, going to school or volunteering 20+ hours a week within 30 days of arrival. The average duration of residency is three to six months. Above all, Opportunity House offers a home to indigenous men who are genuinely willing to take direction, live communally and who will strive every day to build a healthier life.

Healing House – A recovery residence closely tied to the Center for Wabanaki Healing and Recovery. This is located adjacent to The Healing Lodge and serves Indigenous men participating in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Millinocket at our multi-campus facility.

Breaking the Cycle – Maine Association of Recovery Residences (MARR) Certified, MAT accepted, Women’s Recovery House located in Millinocket, offers a safe, sober, and supportive home to women who are in recovery from substance use disorder. In addition, Breaking the Cycle supports residents in family reunification. WPHW has entered into a partnership with Breaking the Cycle to provide recovery housing for Native Women seeking services at the Center for Wabanaki Healing and Recovery.

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