The Transitional Support Services (TSS) model is short-term residential program for women who need further stabilization and intensive case management after detox or for women that may be coming from a public shelter that were recently in detox or a higher level care. All admissions will be assessed for medical and psychiatric stability and determined to participate in this programming model and level of care.
The primary role of the TSS is to provide 24-hour structure, supportive, and safe environment. During their stay the residents will be engaged in intensive case management, structured psycho-education, and a recovery oriented milieu management.
Gándara Esparanza Women’s TSS will:
- Assist women to remain substance free
- Provide priority access to pregnant women
- Provide aftercare planning and placement for those who need it and wish to remain in a long-term treatment.
Residents will be provided with transportation; community health facilities; and community based self-help programs in addition to required court appearances and to interviews with Next Step treatment facilities. Nursing staff will be available on the unit for at least 4 hours, 7 days a week.
91 East Mountain Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Contact: (413) 729-4250
Eligibility: Must be a Massachusetts resident and at least 18 years-old. Priority population is homeless, pregnant, post-partum women and women living with HIV/AIDS.
Referral: CSS or Higher Level of Care, Homeless Shelters