Name of the Agency:  SEMCOA, Inc.
Name of the House/Facility:  New Chapters
Address:    33 South 6th Street, New Bedford, MA  02740
Phone (O):   774-202-4820
Phone (F):  774-202-0825
Mission Statement:  SEMCOA’s (Southeast Massachusetts Council on Advocacy) mission is to advocate for and provide support to individuals, families, and communities in the areas of substance use, mental illness, domestic violence, homelessness, and parenting.
Program Type:  Men’s Residential Recovery Treatment Program (adults 18 and older)
About:  New Chapters is a 27-bed residential recovery treatment program for those identifying as male, ages 18 and over, who are recovering from substance use disorders. This includes homeless and chronically homeless individuals, and men who want to reintegrate to community living. The average length of stay is between 3-6 months. Services include individual counseling, treatment planning/aftercare planning, referrals to mental health outpatient, medical care, educational/vocational services, and sober housing. In addition, Harmony House provides psycho-educational groups such as relapse prevention, opioid overdose prevention, MAT, life skills, nicotine prevention, as well as HIV/AIDS and health/nutrition education. Clients on or seeking referral for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) welcome.
Admission Criteria:  Clients must meet Level 3.1 ASAM criteria. Biomedical/behavioral stability, high risk of relapse, need for structured treatment program, motivation to participate in recovery/treatment.
Referral Process: Central admissions conducts telephone screenings upon receiving referrals from appropriate agencies, including verification of recent detoxification or release from an institution where the SUD history is documented.

Admission Contact:  Central Admissions:  800-233-4478