Women’s Community Residence

Safety, Acceptance & Comfort: Healing Starts Here

The Credo Women’s Community Residence is set in a beautifully renovated home just outside of downtown Watertown. The family-like atmosphere promotes a feeling of comfort, healthy decision making and improvement of self-awareness. This is made possible through peer support, individual outpatient treatment planning, and group and individual counseling. Residents all share in the upkeep of the home and grounds.


Our programming includes daily activities and responsibilities to build character and structure while progressing through the journey of recovery.


The Women’s Community Residence provides reoccurrence prevention skills, recreational opportunities, educational and vocational training and self-awareness activities.


Credo’s programming fosters independence toward recovery and successful sober/clean living principles upon completion of treatment.

Educational/Vocational Services

Career Assessment & Planning
Continuing Education Exploration
Employment Exploration
GED/TASC Information
Individual & Group Counseling
Job Preparation Activities
Interview Practice
Resume Assistance
Volunteer Coordination
Life Skills (Budgeting, Writing Checks)

Career Connections
Case Management
Consumer Credit Counseling
Dept. of Labor
Dept. of Social Services
Educational Institutions
Employment Agencies
The Work Place
Academic Testing


Credo Women’s Community Residence

About the Program

Download the current Resident Handbook here.

The Women’s Residence, established in April of 1998, serves up to 15 women and promotes the blending of healthy parenting skills with recovery skills. In 2023, the program transitioned to the 820 reintegration level of care.

The program is designed to help women develop skills and plans for clean and sober lifestyles, and address the impact that addiction has had on their lives that have led to damaging and/or life threatening abuse and dependence on drugs and alcohol.

At all stages, using person centered care this program assists women in examining their own power and resources, as well as recognizing and accessing their own individual life options. The emphasis of the Women’s Community Residence is to help each resident in achieving the following: empowerment, addiction/cross addiction awareness, healthy relationships, personal safety, assertiveness, family issues and physical and nutritional health.

  • Serving women 18 years of age and older
  • Average variable length of stay from 6 to 12 months
  • Ongoing cooperation with referral sources and outpatient programs
  • Case management and vocation education services
  • Referrals to other services and agencies
  • Physical fitness opportunities, both in the community and on residence
  • Four levels allowing each client access to the level of structure and intensity that best suits her needs
  • Individual, peer and group counseling
    • Groups Examples Include: Reoccurrence Prevention, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Resident House Meetings and Art Therapy
  • Specialized classes on parenting, budgeting and nutrition
  • Family, parenting and relationship work
  • Stress reduction
  • Reoccurrence prevention & discharge planning
  • Assistance with housing
  • Employment, volunteer & educational opportunities
  • Encouraging the utilization of self-help principles

Referral & Insurance Information

This is a Congregate Care Level II program. Any individual not qualifying for DSS funding will qualify for a sliding fee scale. We are eligible to be reimbursed by Medicaid, will accept insurance and offer a sliding fee scale for those who are private pay. Any individual not qualifying for DSS funding will qualify for a sliding fee scale.

Making a referral is now even easier.
Download a Referral Form here.

Central Information Unit: 1-888-585-2228

For a list of items a client can bring, see the Resident Handbook.