Nick’s Place offers what few recovery houses do: a safe, sober, and affordable home for young men who have completed an addiction treatment program and need an emotionally and physically supportive environment in which to restart their lives. It was built specifically for them (most addicts are young men ages 20-26) and its 12-month stay and small population of six residents means that each client gets the time and attention he needs to make a full recovery. The cornerstones are the 12-step Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous programs, and structure is essential: all residents receive job readiness counseling, maintain employment, abide by a curfew, and participate in group meetings and relapse prevention workshops. They come together for a nightly, family-style dinner to talk about their struggles, fears, goals and successes. Triumph over addiction is what Nick’s Place is all about.

Headquarters: MD-Prince George's County

Where They Operate: MD-Prince George's County

Age Groups Served: Young adult (18-24)

Population(s) Served: Men/Boys

Awards & Recognition

Rhea McVicker, founder and executive director was awarded one of four Local Hero Awards on November 10th, by the Bank of America Foundation for her work in the community.

Nick's Place was chosen by the Capital Area Food Bank to receive a food credit grant in 2011-2012.


  • For young men in addiction recovery, a meal makes a difference
    Fri Oct 20 2017, WUSA 9  
    Getting real, getting past the stigma, and getting in the kitchen is delivering young men from the brink of death back to life.

Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for Nick's Place is: Less than $500k

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