These programs are part of the federal Veterans’ Administration Healthcare System:
Women Veterans Call Center and Chat: The WVCC staff is trained to provide women Veterans, their families, and caregivers about VA services and resources. The call is free, and you can call as often as you like until you have the answers to your questions. The Call Center is available Mon. – Fri. 8am – 10pm ET, and on Saturdays from 8am – 6:30pm ET. There is also a chat function available during the same hours. Contact: 1-855-829-6636
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 TRUST House specializes in the treatment of women with PTSD as well as depression, substance abuse, anxiety, dissociation, and homelessness. Contact (For all mental health and substance abuse services): 800-865-3384 Ext. 61778
Women’s Comprehensive Primary Care and Gynecology: High quality and convenient health care for women veterans all throughout the greater Boston area. Services include:
- care for acute and chronic illness
- gender-specific primary care (based on your stage of life):
- birth control counseling and prescriptions
- routine breast exams and pap smears
- menopause management and counseling
- preventive services
- coordination of care including referral to: specialty clinics, mammography, bone density, ultrasound, menopause treatment
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8am – 4pm
If VA Boston Healthcare System is unable to provide a needed service, they will assist you to find the care you need elsewhere.
Varies by program
Soldier On: House on the Northampton VA campus in Leeds, MA that is especially for women veterans. The program provides resident veterans with treatment and recovery from drug and alcohol addictions along with medical services.
Northampton VA Medical Center
421 North Main Street, Leeds, MA 01053-9764
413-584-4040, Ext. 2288
Veterans Inc.: Two housing programs in Worcester that offer alcohol and drug-free environments coupled with case management.
6 Sheridan Street, Worcester, MA 01610
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.
Chelsea Soldiers’ Home
91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150
Lt. Pamela D. Donovan Memorial Residence for Women: A 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.
New England Center for Homeless Veterans
17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108
For female veterans, V.A. eligible. If unsure of V.A. status, call for information. Walk-ins are not encouraged. Call for more information and directions.