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VA Boston Healthcare System


Women Veterans' Homelessness Program

This program provides help and services to homeless women veterans, their children, and women veterans at risk for becoming homeless in Boston and the surrounding areas.Woman reading a book on a bunk bed

Services available:

  • Specialized treatment for women with a variety of mental health and substance abuse problems
  • Work on behalf of women veterans within the VA system and community agencies
  • Homeless prevention through collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services, Women Veterans' Network, and the Governor's Council
  • Assistance in navigating systems such as: courts, housing agencies, Social Security Administration, and Veterans Benefits Administration
  • Help in securing safe and affordable housing
  • Referral to the women's program at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans

Related Women's Health Services include:

  • Women’s Comprehensive Primary Care:services include primary care, gynecology, birth control, breast health, and nutrition

  • Mental health and substance abuse services for women:programs include the treatment of general mental health problems, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol/substance abuse, geriatric issues, and serious mental illness.
  • Coordination of care with outpatient and inpatient medical, mental health, or substance abuse programs at the West Roxbury, Brockton, and Bedford VA campuses

Who can receive help?

Women veterans who meet the criteria for VA services with a general, honorable, or medical discharge and who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.

For more information, contact:

Katherin Paquin, LICSW
Tel: 1.800.865.3384 ext. 45841 (or direct 857.364.5841)
Fax: 1.800.865.3384 ext. 45841 (or direct 857.364.5841)  

Contact Info


  • Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Brockton

Contact Number(s)

  • 800-865-3384 Ext. 44027

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8 am - 4 pm