482 Lowell Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
PHONE (978) 687-4257
Pegasus is a residential treatment facility that was established in 1985. We strive to educate, motivate and assist those wanting to make a change in their life. This program offers an environment that reinforces a drug and alcohol free lifestyle, including attitudinal and behavioral changes. Clients are encouraged to cooperate with one another to learn the skills and responsibilities needed to care for themselves and develop positive relationships within the community.
While at Pegasus, clients have multiple educational and vocational opportunities. Clients are able to pursue their GED or take college classes at the local community colleges. Additionally, clients can utilize the Career Center at Valley Works to develop a resume and pursue alternative certificate programs. Case management is also available to assist clients in navigating through what can appear to be a complex and overwhelming process of applying to school or maintaining a job.
Substance abuse treatment for females between the ages of 18-25
Individual, group and family counseling
Psychiatric services available
The average length of stay is 6 months and will be determined on an individual basis.
Clients participate in basic life skills throughout their treatment here. Life skills are the ability for adaptive and positive behavior that enables the individual to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. Clients are given guidance and support to foster autonomy and growth. Practicing life skills leads to qualities such as self-esteem, sociability, and capabilities to have the freedom to decide what to do and who to be. Through practicing these skills in treatment; the clients learn effective time management skills, work skills, problem solving skills, communication skills, relationship skills and organizational skills.
Nichole Hardy – Program Director, Pegasus House