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New Bedford Women's Therapeutic Community



The New Bedford Women’s Therapeutic Community provides twenty-one women and women with infants with residential substance use treatment for up to a one year period. The building is a three story structure providing a comfortable, sober, home-like enviornment. Women participate in the program from three to twelve months as they work on developing recovery skills and support systems. Women are also assisted with obtaining employment, entitlements, parenting skills, and living and coping skills as well as finding appropriate housing prior to discharge. These skills, services, and supports empower women so they successfully transition into the community and experience long term sobriety and an improved quality of life.


• Individual, group, and family counseling
• Comprehensive case management services for pregnant and post-partum women, and their infants
• Comprehensive educational components related to all aspects of recovery
• Employment training and placement assistance
• 12 Step meetings and other AA/NA recovery related activities
• 24 hour crisis intervention assistance
• Specialty services designed for those living with HIV/AIDS, traumatic brain injuries, and chronic homelessness
• Structured recreational opportunities
• Referrals to community-based collateral services, educational opportunities, medical care, domestic violence and other forms of assistance
• Housing placement assistance
• Discharge and aftercare planning

979 Mt Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA 02745

979 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

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Admission Criteria

•18 years of age or older
• A resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Willing to authorize a CORI check, CORI report must be without warrants
• Alcohol and drug free
• Medically and psychologically stabilized

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New Bedford Women

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