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Frequently Asked Questions


In an order to keep our clients safe and promote public health, we suggest that all potential clients of Arlo House be willing to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. We work directly with the City of Newton's Health and Human Services department to schedule appointments for clients. 

Length of Stay

  Although every individual is unique, research has shown that chances of sustaining long-term recovery increase the longer one remains in a structured supportive environment.  Arlo House only requires a 30 day stay. We do  recommends clients commit to a 90-day stay, with consideration to stay for 6 months or longer.


In order to provide each client personalized access to staff and appropriate attention, Arlo House accommodates 10 clients. We believe that a smaller community allows our clients the opportunity to engage in recovery and relationship building in a more intimate setting.


There are a total of 3 private rooms. Two of the private rooms come with ensuite full baths. Arlo House has one double room with an ensuite bath and a spacious walk-in closet for both clients to share. All bedrooms are furnished with memory foam mattresses and pillows. Additionally, each room is outfitted with individual air conditioning units. 

   Fees & Amenities

Our fees start at $7,000.00 per month.  Fees at Arlo House are inclusive of all household essentials, 24-hour access to staff support, random screening that includes in-house urine and breathalyzer testing.  Clients can enjoy nutritionally-minded chef-prepared meals and snacks, access to the West Newton YMCA that services the communities of Newton, Belmont, Weston, and Wellesley.  Encouraging and assisting clients in obtaining employment, registering for educational classes, and locating volunteering opportunities within the community. Additionally, Arlo House provides various activities that include in-house Dinner and Movie night, Fireside Chat with Q&A where an invited guest shares their experience with recovery, and activities outside of Arlo House. Past activities include jewelry making, glass draping, and canoeing on the Charles River. There are also various in-house recovery meetings led by staff. They are structured in a way that encourages community and fellowship.


We have gone to great lengths to assure transportation ease. Arlo House is easily accessible to public transportation with two train stations within walking distance allowing access to Boston's extensive transit system. 


Vehicles are allowed at Arlo House on a case-by-case basis. There is typically a 2-week moratorium on the use of the vehicle as we believe that it is important for new clients to become familiar with the house and neighborhood giving them time to interact with their new surroundings. Please feel free to inquire if you have questions about this policy.

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