About the program
The mission of the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP – or Dom) is to provide an opportunity for motivated, at-risk veterans to participate in a residential, rehabilitative therapeutic community in order to assist the veteran in achieving his/her optimal level of functioning and to return to independent community living. The Dom is a short-term residential rehabilitation program where eligible veterans live and learn skills needed to live in the community and avoid a return to homelessness. Residents in the Domiciliary Care Program participate in a full range of rehabilitation services. This includes physical, behavioral, spiritual, psychosocial, addiction counseling, vocational, dietary, Occupational Therapy and interventions. In addition to the Dom programming, medical and mental health needs may be treated as needed by other staff (i.e. psychiatry, dental, PTSD Team, women’s clinic) during the resident’s stay. The Dom does not provide shelter-type housing. Veterans in the program must be willing to participate in the treatment activities while they are living here.
While the amount of time varies for each resident, most veterans live at the Domiciliary between 1-6 months depending on the programs and the veterans’ individual needs. The DRRTP has three program tracks:
Homeless Prevention: Designed to help veterans regain psychosocial stability and learn the skills needed to prevent a return to homelessness. This is a 30-90 day track and may be combined with one of the other two tracks, depending on the veteran’s needs.
CWT (Compensated Work Therapy): Designed to help veterans regain psychosocial stability, learn the skills needed to prevent a return to homelessness and return to competitive employment. This is a 30-120 day track and may be combined with one of the other two tracks, depending on the veteran’s needs.
Intensive Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation: This is a 30-60 day intensive residential admission focused primarily on recovery from addiction. Depending on the needs of the individual veteran, this may be combined with services in the homeless track (for veterans who do not plan to return to work) or CWT track (for veterans who have a reasonable expectation/desire to return to work). Programming for this track is integrated in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program (ADATP).