570 Warren Street, Boston, MA, USA
The Zunick House is the only sober house in Boston that is not named after the street it inhabits. Dedicated to Josh Zunick, who died on September 18th, 2014, at age 24 from a heroin overdose, it is different from other sober houses. In the heartbreaking months following Josh’s death, a beautiful truth began to emerge about the type of person he was. Many people began to come foreword stating that even when he was struggling with his addiction, Josh would selflessly help others overcome their own. The Zunick House finds its inspiration within this type of compassion in such a way that Josh Zunick almost seems to still be present within its walls.
Cheri Zunick is involved in elementary education in the Newton public school system. A mother who lost her son to opiate addiction, she has been instrumental in raising awareness of substance abuse in her community. She started a special fund in memory of her son, which led to the creation of the Zunick House, a sober house in Boston.
She is honored to be able to serve on the board of directors for Right Turn to ensure the programs offered will be here for many years to come. Making a difference in people’s lives is her passion.
Cheri has a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in Education. She is also a certified behavior therapist.