Dan Sullivan became aware of the Community Development Partnership before he even moved to the Cape. While completing a rehab program off-Cape for alcohol and drug addiction, Dan saw a flier for the Canal House – a minimum supervision sober living facility in Orleans, owned and operated by the CDP. He called the CDP, set up an interview and was accepted into the facility. After successfully completing his rehab program, Dan moved into the Canal House.
During his year and a half in the facility, Dan focused on his recovery and his transition into the community. “The Canal House gave me the opportunity to get my feet under my head,” said Sullivan. “It doesn’t work for everyone, but it did work for me.” He started his painting business, After Five Painting and Wall Coverings, during the last 6 months of his stay, and was inspired to start playing the saxophone again after 7 years. “As I transitioned into the community and started my business, started making money, and started to get my health back, I was able to pursue a normal life. And the CDP gave me that opportunity.”
Canal House provides a home for people who are on the path to sobriety and in need of both affordable housing and personal guidance. The house can accommodate five men and three women. In collaboration with Gosnold on Cape Cod, an on-site program manager helps residents work toward successful recovery.
Canal House responds directly to the affordable housing needs of individuals who are experiencing a transitional time in their lives. It offers a safe living environment free from the pressures that may have contributed to their situation, allowing the residents to focus their efforts on a successful recovery.