PAACA (Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction)

360 Coggeshall St.
New Bedford, MA 02746
Phone: (508) 997-9051 | Fax: (508) 991-6233

About this Location

PAACA is dedicated to providing quality substance abuse prevention and treatment services. For over 30 years PAACA has assisted people regardless of their income or insurance status. PAACA provides a range of assistance to drug addicted individuals including referrals to detox, ongoing case management and support and advocacy including education.

Specialties and Services


  • Case Management
  • Community Education & Outreach
  • Food Pantry
  • Free Clothing Closet
  • Resource and Referral Services
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Transportation Services
  • Vocational/Educational Supportive Services
  • Youth Services

Service Settings

  • Food Aid
  • Home / Community-Based Services
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Self Help, Peer Support, Community Support Groups


  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Services
  • Community Resources and Supportive Services

Evidence-Based Treatments and Special Programs

  • Baby Project
  • Step Up Housing Program
  • Anger Management Program
  • Peer Support
  • Parenting Courses (DCF approved)
  • Employment & Training
  • Referrals to Emergency Services
  • Insight Youth Services
  • Judicial Youth Corps
  • AA/NA Recovery Groups


  • Portuguese


  • Provided
  • Public Transportation Accessible

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

  • Walk-in Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • No appointment necessary
  • Facility is open 365 days a year for groups
  • Self-referral
  • Open referral

Intake Process

  • No appointment necessary
  • Walk-in services available
  • All individuals working with case managers are required to sign releases of information
  • Preventative Medicine requires intake form available at main desk

Eligibility and Insurance


Eligible Gender:
Minimum Age:
Other Elgibility Criteria:

  • Under 17 for Youth Corps program
  • Insight Youth Services 17 and under
  • All other programs 18+


  • Does not apply