Meet The Founders
Dr. James DiReda earned a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Work from Boston University, and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
Elizabeth Belliveau, MSW, LICSW is a practicing clinical social worker and has experience in a wide variety of settings, including residential programs with adolescents, juvenile justice.
Shaun was born and raised in the Worcester area with strong family ties to the local community. He is committed to his own recovery and actively works a 12-step program. During this time, he has become a driving force in the recovery community working tirelessly with various fellowships, agencies, programs and non-profits.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from Bridgewater State University and continues to lead by example working and living side by side with those in early recovery. Being a person in long-term recovery, he has dedicated his life to helping other addicts and alcoholics in recovery.
Meet the Team
Amaliah Torres, MS
Chief Excitement Officers
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We have a longstanding foundation in the treatment and recovery community
Lake Avenue Recovery is a state licensed and Joint Commission accredited organization committed to promoting, maintaining, and restoring the dignity, well-being and mental health for those with substance use disorders and their families serving greater Worcester county and beyond.
- 132 Years Clinical Excellence
- 105 Years Recovery Experience
- 8:1 Ratio Client to Staff
- 12 Publications on Alcohol and Drug Use