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New Bedford Women's Therapeutic Community



The New Bedford Women’s Residential Rehabilitation Service RRS Program provides 21 beds for women and women with infants with substance use disorders. The Program is located in a three-story building which provides a comfortable, sober, home-like environment. Residents participate in the program from three to twelve months as they work on developing recovery skills and support systems. Residents are also assisted with obtaining employment, entitlements, parenting skills, living and coping skills as well as finding appropriate housing prior to discharge. These skills, services, and supports empower residents so they successfully transition into the community and experience long-term sobriety and an improved quality of life.


• Individual, group, and family counseling
• Individual, group and family counseling
• Comprehensive case management services for
pregnant and postpartum women and their
• Comprehensive case management services for
homeless and chronically homeless individuals
• Comprehensive educational components
related to all aspects of recovery
• Referral to employment development agencies
• Employment readiness education
• 12-Step meetings and other AA/NA recovery
• related activities
• Trauma informed care
• Structured recreational activities
• Referrals to community-based collateral services, educational opportunities, medical care, domestic violence and other forms of assistance
• Housing placement assistance
• Referrals to medication-assisted treatment MAT
• Discharge and aftercare planning

979 Pleasant St. New Bedford, MA 02745

979 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone Number


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

Learn More

Download the Brochure for the New Bedford Women’s Program