About Us
Kelly House Director - Rich Winant

The Kelly House, LLC was founded in 2012 by Richard Winant and his wife and life partner, JoAnn Napoli-Winant.  Their primary mission is to provide a stable, structured and supportive residential experience for men. The goal is to work with each individual collaboratively on PROBLEM-SOLUTION-PLAN OF ACTION and on various Life Skills. We strive to give residents a reason to do something different. "Functional Recovery"

After working with several sponsees and taking them from one disappointing sober house after another, Rich came to the conclusion that there was a definite need for a quality mens' sober house that provided a  truly safe environment and encouraged men who lived there to incorporate the 12 steps into their lives and to practice the principles of AA in all of their affairs.​

The Kelly House now has a recovery dog- Bella, a Labrador/Heeler mix!!!


Richard Winant


  • Founder & Director​, Kelly House

  • President, Massachusetts  Association of Sober Homes

  • Certified Recovery Coach

  • Certified Family Recovery Coach

As the Director of The Kelly House & Pres. of Mass Assn of Sober Housing, Rich celebrated 11 years of sobriety on 12/10/15.  He belives that opening The Kelly House is his calling at this point in his life. 


"I have come to believe that what we have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition."(p. 85 Big Book).  The answer is in the 12 Steps and in the Big Book.