VA Bedford Healthcare System
Crescent House Transitional Residence Program
The Crescent House Transitional Residence Program (CWT/TR), located in Lowell, MA, is a unique rehabilitation program which is designed to intervene in the cycle of homelessness and institutionalization by providing an environment in which veterans can acquire skills and supports needed to function productively and independently in competitive employment and community based housing.
- To intervene in the cycle of homelessness and unemployment by developing an environment where Veterans can acquire the skills and support systems needed to function productively and independently.
- To identify and address obstacles which have historically prevented individual Veterans from accomplishing the goals of independent living and competitive employment.
- To support Veterans as they progress through a compensated work therapy program at the Bedford VA in preparation for competitive employment.
- To enable Veterans to be as independent and self-supporting as their individual skills, education, experience and health will allow.
General Program entrance Requirements
- Eligibility for VA services.
- Homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Demonstrated commitment to sobriety.
- Demonstrated ability and interest in obtaining competitive employment and involvement in the vocational rehabilitation program at Bedford VA.
- Demonstrated active involvement in ongoing treatment and problem solving activities related to reasons for homelessness, i.e. legal problems, substance abuse, mental health issues.
- A willingness to be a part of the community and share in duties and responsibilities of community based living.
- Large semiprivate rooms
- Spacious apartments
- Furnishings provided
- Placement at a supported work site
- Skilled therapeutic options
- Transportation to/from Bedford VA
- Supervised units
- Clean and sober living
- Relapse prevention training
- Access to public transportation
For information regarding the Crescent House, including program details, individualized entrance requirements or an admission packet please call or write:
Cheryl Coviello, LICSW, Program Manager
Crescent House CWT/TR
15 Veterans Way
Lowell, MA 01852
- Lowell MA
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm