When Wayne Clark returned to the Cape after being away for 14 years, it was under difficult circumstances. He had recently been released from a hospital in Connecticut, struggling with alcohol addiction. Working on his sobriety, he was attending AA meetings. It was there that someone referred him to Canal House. After applying and being accepted, he entered and lived there for a year.
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. An on-site program manager supports residents in their sobriety.
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.