Women Veterans' Homelessness Program

The VA Boston's Women Veterans' Homelessness Program provides case management and health services to homeless women and their children in Boston and the surrounding areas. The program offers a range of services not only to homeless women, but those who are at-risk for homelessness. The program offers assistance with other agencies, courts, and VA benefits (processing claims, etc.).

Contact

Women Veterans' Homelessness Program
VA Boston Healthcare System
Women's Health Sciences Division (116B-3)
150 S. Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130

Lauren Dever, LICSW
857-364-4027

TRUST House

Trust (Transitional Residence Utilizing Support and Treatment) House is a therapeutic residential program that offers secure and affordable housing along with a communal atmosphere in a treatment-focused setting in Jamaica Plain. The residence is home for seven women veterans and two house managers. Each resident participates fully in the daily operations of the house (including food shopping, cleaning, gardening, laundry, and cooking).

The treatment program involves individual and group therapy, case management, paid work experiences through Compensated Work Therapy Program, house meetings, and recreational community outings.

The TRUST House specializes in the treatment of women with PTSD as well as depression, substance abuse, anxiety, dissociation, and homelessness.

For information on admission criteria and to apply, please contact the TRUST House.

Contact

VA Boston Healthcare System
150 S. Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
857-364-4149

Soldier On

Soldier On has a house on the Northampton VA campus in Leeds that is especially for women veterans. The program provides resident veterans with treatment and recovery from drug and alcohol addictions along with medical services. Please contact Soldier On for information on admission criteria and the application process.

Contact

Steve Como
Northampton VA Medical Center
421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053-9764
413-584-4040, Ext. 2288

Veterans Inc.

Veterans Inc. in Worcester has two women's housing programs that offer alcohol and drug-free environments coupled with case management services in two locations. For information on admission criteria and to apply, contact Veterans Inc.

Contact

Veterans Inc.
14A Bates Street
Devens, MA 01434
978-862-0033
www.veteransinc.org

Veterans Inc. Women and Children Housing Program
6 Sheridan Street
Worcester, MA 01610
508-791-3286
www.veteransinc.org

Women's Dorms at Chelsea Soldiers' Home

The Chelsea Soldiers' Home has a private and secure dormitory wing specifically for female veterans who can live in an independent setting and who require minimal assistance with the activities of daily living. For eligibility requirements and to apply, contact the Soldiers' Home.

Contact

Chelsea Soldiers' Home
91 Crest Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
617-884-5660
www.mass.gov/che

Lt. Pamela D. Donovan Memorial Residence for Women

The Pamela D. Donovan Memorial Residence for Women is the newly-renovated dormitory at the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Renovated in 2007, the 16-bed dormitory has new floors, ceilings, tiling, bathroom facilities, and television room. The residence is named for Lt. Pamela Donovan, a U.S. Army nurse and Massachusetts native, killed at the 25th Evac. Hospital near Qui Nhon, South Vietnam in 1968.

Contact

New England Center for Homeless Veterans
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 371-1800
fax: (617) 371-1755
info@nechv.org
www.nechv.org