Housing for homeless veterans is the cornerstone of our mission and strategies. VTH owns, maintains, and operates eight properties throughout New Bedford. These properties consist of transitional housing, permanent housing (apartments), and the Anthony C. & Salvatore H. Alfiero Outreach Center.
Transitional Housing Program
SFC Bruce Portas, U.S. Army (Ret) Transitional Housing Center is located at 1060 Pleasant Street.
Full-time staff presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A 20-bed transitional housing program for homeless veterans with a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, substance use disorders, behavioral health, and physical illness.
Focus: Help facilitate each individual’s journey to better health by providing intensive addiction counseling, behavioral health support groups, transportation, coordination of care with medical providers, increase entitlement benefits where applicable, vocational/educational support, and assistance with attaining permanent affordable housing through the support of on-going case management services. Meals are also provided.
VA Per-Diem Transitional Housing: Clinical Treatment Program
Located at 1066 Pleasant Street.
A 7-bed facility for veterans with more complex behavioral health and substance use disorders; fosters an environment of recovery and support.
Focus: Provide veterans with weekly individual counseling, intensive addictions and behavioral health groups (in house) as well as access to community recovery groups. Veterans also receive a full range of case management services including transportation, coordination of care with medical providers, increased entitlement benefits where applicable, vocational/educational support, and assistance with attaining permanent affordable housing. Meals are also provided.
Service Intensive Treatment Program
Located at 98 Arnold Street
A 12-bed facility for homeless veterans offering a range of case management services.
Focus: Re-establish the veterans’ well-being and secure permanent affordable housing. Case management services include but are not limited to transportation, coordination of care with medical/behavioral health providers, increased entitlement benefits where applicable, vocational/educational support, and access to recovery meetings.