Transitional Living

Mission Statement

Transitional living is designed to support females 18 years and older who are in recovery from eating disorders. Its mission is to provide women coming out of inpatient/residential treatment facilities with a living environment that is conducive for life skills development and healthy self-care. Its goal is to assist women recovering from eating disorders with gradual integration back into independent living settings.

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Program Description: At CEDC, we know that recovery from an eating disorder is a long journey requiring on-going support. For many women, returning to regular life after leaving inpatient or residential programs may prove to be harder than thought. Successful recovery requires a period of living in an environment that provides the additional support of outpatient therapy and other outside structure. Living in a supportive environment provides the opportunity for those to re-enter work and school life with newly learned life skills.

Features of Program:

  • Located in vibrant and beautiful Harvard Square with easy access to public transportation
  • Short walking distance from CEDC
  • Three beautiful and completely renovated three-bedroom units (each person will have their own bedroom).

Each unit includes:

  •  Fully furnished living room
  •  Dining Room
  •  Kitchen
  •  Two full bathrooms
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer 
  • Bedroom is fully furnished with bed, nightstand, desk and chair
  • Kitchen amenities include dishes, flatware, pots & pans, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, blender, coffee machine and more
  • Linens (bathroom towels, sheets, pillows, blankets and bedspread) are provided
  • Cable TV and Wireless Internet access
  • Recreation area in finished basement

Population & Length of Stay:Transitional Living is open to females ages 18 & older. It is a substance-free and recovery focused living environment. The minimum length of stay is 30 days. Residents can stay as long as they are in need of a supportive living environment. Monthly cost ranges from $3,000-$3,500. Program has a curfew of 10:00 pm Sunday-Thursday and 11:00pm Friday-Saturday.

Areas of Support:

  • Life skill staff present during the day (7:00-11:00 am) and in the evening (3:30-11:30 pm)

 ** Note: This is a non-clinical living environment, no therapy is provided in the unit **

  • Weekly case-management meetings with a clinician will be provided at CEDC to review the living situation and identify areas of need
  • Assistance with scheduling of outpatient treatment & coordination with treatment providers
  • Residents are responsible for their own medications
  • Daily meals support, as needed
  • Weekly collaborative meal preparation
  • Assistance with planning weekly restaurant/take-out outing
  • Menu planning & grocery shopping
  • Assistance with resume writing & employment search
  • Assistance with time management & budgeting
  • Assistance with class scheduling & enrolling
  • Assistance with weekly community meeting
  • Coordinated external leisure activities
  • Planning group leisure activities
  • Assistance with planning shared household chores

Further information on Transitional Living can be found below:


  • Today, I am happy, healthy and safe, and thriving because of the love and support I received at CEDC…
  • The CEDC program has left me feeling strong and optimistic, and I cannot say enough positive things about the program....I know that the road ahead will not be easy but just knowing that CEDC is there as a safety net gives me a feeling of calm…
  • Thank you for everything---especially for believing in me when I couldn’t believe in myself. Sometimes that was what convinced me to keep trying even when I felt hopeless…
  • I can’t express how grateful I am to have had people like you in my life. You have all helped me more than I could have ever dreamed possible. Every day I looked forward to coming in to partial to see your smiling faces, and your kindness has brightened the hardest of days…
  • Not only did CEDC teach me how to beat my eating disorder, but you also taught me how to be a good person, how to help other people, and listen to them….Thank you all for making me ME again.

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Contact Us

Cambridge Eating Disorder Center offers eating disorder treatment programs.

  • 3 Bow Street,
    Cambridge, MA 02138
  • 1(617)547-2255 (phone)
  • 1(617)547-0003 (fax)