Matthew Powers Principal & Co-FounderMy name is Matthew Powers. It has taken a long time for me to be proud of that name. I was born and raised in Chelsea, MA by a strong and supportive family. Although I was given the direction and guidance, my path did not align with who my family or myself intended for it to be. Until 13 years ago, I was in the grips of the vicious cycle of addiction. My battle was categorized mainly by the pain I caused to those that loved me, and the slow deterioration of my spirit. I wreaked havoc for anyone and anything I came in contact with for many years. I was unrecognizable to those around me- it was dark- that is how I can describe it. I was a shell of a human with very little hope for any type of future.
The day came, the day I wish for each and every person struggling, where I surrendered to my addiction. I was defeated and became willing to take the first step- to enter treatment. My journey began in that moment. Thank God for those that showed me the way, didn’t give up on me and had hope when I couldn’t see past the pain.
As the Principal and Co- Founder of Chelsea’s House, I have been committed for the past 10 years, that all Chelsea’s House Sober Homes are open with integrity, quality and a true passion to serve those in our community suffering from Substance Use Disorders.