Welcome to Wells House, Inc.
Serving Hagerstown Since 1976
Wells House Incorporated was founded in 1976 as a private, nonprofit charity that operated as a halfway house for local homeless alcoholic men. In the thirty-six years since its founding, the program’s mission has expanded to not only provide evidence-based behavioral health treatment services, but ancillary services that address all aspects of rehabilitating men back into the community as productive members of society.
The Wells House program is designed to offer peer support and encouragement that enables clients to begin to live a life free from drugs or alcohol while restoring self-confidence and dignity. Integrated services include; supportive environment substance use education, group and individual counseling, case management, family involvement in the treatment process and a focus on removing barriers to recovery.
Each resident is treated individually, developing his own personal treatment and recovery plan. This includes individual, group and family counseling, substance-based educational sessions, referrals for rehabilitation and educational training, financial planning, coordination of continuing care treatment services, and assistance in the utilization of community resources for employment, housing, medical (including mental health) and legal issues.
The Wells House is licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as an inpatient treatment facility and outpatient care provider. Funding is received from various sources, including but not limited to various state, local and federal agencies, as well as client fees, and donations from private sources such as foundations, community organizations, churches and private citizens. The Wells House is registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a charitable organization and is Incorporated as a non-profit [IRS 501 (c) (3)] tax-exempt organization.