The Collington Square Oxford House
Episcopal Housing Corporation has been a supporter of the Oxford House program since 2002. In 2007, as a part of our commitment, EHC purchased and renovated three adjoining row homes on Mura Street in the Collington Square neighborhood of East Baltimore. The three properties were consolidated into a single dwelling to provide permanent housing for men in substance abuse recovery. The completed residence is fully handicap accessible with seven bedrooms, two full baths, great rooms on both levels, laundry facilities and a large kitchen. The Collington Square Oxford House offers its residents stable and permanent housing with the necessary support to ensure their continued recovery.
The Oxford House program is a unique recovery house model. Each Oxford House is a democratically run, self-supporting micro-organization. There is no time limit for residence. Members stay as long as the system is meeting their recovery and housing needs. All expenses are paid by the residents. Weekly house meetings are held to provide mutual support and discuss issues. Finally, substance abuse of any kind or degree is not tolerated and violators are expelled immediately. The Oxford House model has proved extremely successful and Episcopal Housing Corporation is proud of our commitment to its perpetuation.