The goal of SOFAR (Supporting Our Families through Addiction and Recovery) is to create a medical home in the pediatric primary care clinic for parents in recovery and their children. SOFAR provides ongoing support for families to enhance child development as well as ongoing support for recovery, with access to specialty care and social services.

SOFAR works to coordinate infants’ primary care visits with any additional care that parents and babies need, to minimize the number of visits required.

      Listen in on Dr Eileen Costello talking about why family centered addiction care is so important

      Contact Us

      850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
      6th Floor
      Yawkey Center
      Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:30PM Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Saturday: 8:00AM - 1:00PM

      For questions or referrals, please contact:
      Kristin Reed, Patient Navigator
      [email protected] | 617.414.5988

      Specialty Clinics

      Pediatrics - Primary Care

      Our team will work with you to provide the best possible care for your child. We provide comprehensive medical care for children. This includes routine check-ups and childhood immunizations, as well as care when your child is sick or has a chronic medical problem.

      Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

      This program sees children from birth to 18 years with a variety of developmental issues including developmental language delay, school challenges including ADHD, learning disabilities and school failure, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, behavioral problems, and more.

      Conditions We Treat

      • Developmental Delay

      Treatments & Services

      For infants:

      • Primary care
      • Pediatric infectious disease care
      • Developmental assessment and links to early intervention services
      • Social work support (DCF follow up, links to other social resources)

      For mothers:

      • Care coordination through Grayken Center for Addiction
      • Linkage to outside resources and social services
      • Peer support

      Our Team

      SOFAR is a multidisciplinary team of physicians, social workers, patient navigators, nurse practitioners, and coordinators who provide high-quality, coordinated medical and psychosocial care for families to maximize their ability to successfully navigate parenting and substance use recovery. SOFAR expands on the multidisciplinary prenatal care provided by Project RESPECT for pregnant women with opioid use disorder.

      Mei A Elansary, MD

      Special Interests

      Child Development, Cross Cultural, Compassionate, Evidence Based, Advocacy

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      Eileen M Costello, MD

      Clinical Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

      Special Interests

      Pediatric Primary Care, Primary care of children on the autism spectrum, Primary care of children with mental health disorders

      Carole M Moloney, NP

      Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

      Special Interests

      Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adults with HIV, Pediatric ,Adolescent and Young Adults with Hepatitis C
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      Sara N Stulac, MD


      Special Interests

      Pediatric Primary Care, Children who have recently immigrated

      Kristin Reed
      Patient Navigator

      Additional Information

      Research Overview

      Children and families of the opioid epidemic: Under the radar. Stulac S, Bair-Merritt M, Wachman EM, Augustyn M, Howard C, Madoor N, Costello E.Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2019 Aug;49(8):100637. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2019.07.002. Epub 2019 Sep 5.

      Low Barrier Tele-Buprenorphine in the Time of COVID-19: A Case Report. Harris M, Johnson S, Mackin S, Saitz R, Walley AY, Taylor JL.J Addict Med. 2020 Jul/Aug;14(4):e136-e138. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000682.PMID: 32433364 Free PMC article.