Mission and History

InterCommunity's mission is to help people improve their quality of life by providing physical, mental health and addiction services for optimum health and recovery.

InterCommunity Timeline


InterCommunity Addiction Services Division (formerly ADRC)

  • 1972 – Agency Incorporates – Combined Hospitals Alcoholism Program- CHAP was established to medically treat people suffering from alcoholism as an alternative to jail
  • 1973 -Detoxification Center – Opened October 2, 1973 –The first location for the Detoxification Center was 500 Vine St, Hartford
  • 1983 – Name Changes to ADRC  (Alcoholism Detoxification & Rehabilitation Center) 
  • 1985 – Clayton House opens- Clayton House, a residential halfway house in Glastonbury, is the first ADRC program outside of Detoxification
  • 1989 – Alternate Living Center opens [known as ALC]- ALC establishes ADRC’s third physical location, at 56 Coventry Street, Hartford
  • 1991 – Name Changes to Alcohol & Drug Recovery Centers, Inc.
  • 1993 – Coventry House opens
  • 1994 – Outpatient Counseling Center opens
  • 1997 – ADRC becomes a Saint Francis Care Affiliate
  • 1998 – SATEP begins [Substance Abuse Treatment Enhancement Project]
    • 1998- Transportation 
    • 1998- ACCESS Line 
    • 1999- Intensive Program 
    • 1999- Intermediate Program 
    • 1999- Women’s ALC 
  • 1999 – Detoxification Center – Moved to the former Mount Sinai Hospital building at 500 Blue Hills Avenue, on Jan. 21, 1999
  • 2000 – Recovery House opens [20 beds]
  • 2007 – Recovery House II opens [10 beds]
  • 2008 – Complete renovation & expansion of the Outpatient Counseling Center
  • 2008 – Selected as principal contractor for the Recovery-Oriented Vocational Services grant
  • 2015 – Enters into an Affiliation Agreement with InterCommunty, Inc. ADRC name changes to InterCommunity 


InterCommunity Primary Care and Behavioral Health Division

  • 1977- Incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the name Glastonbury Mental Health Group- The original foundation of InterCommunity was created by three families who gathered together in the basement of the South Congregational Church in Glastonbury, CT to offer mutual support and exchange information around mental health issues. 
  • 1981- Name changed to InterCommunity Mental Health Group- to incorporate service delivery to individuals residing in towns other than Glastonbury.
  • 1981-Opens only psychiatric clinic in Catchment Area 16, called the Mobile Aftercare Clinic.
  • 1982- Mobile Aftercare Clinic becomes a free-standing, licensed outpatient clinic with two sites; one in Wethersfield and the other in Glastonbury.
  • 1986-1988- InterCommunity Mental Health Group opens
    • Residential Program 
    • Case Management Program
    • Supported Employment Program
    • Psychosocial Rehab Program
  • 1993- All Programs brought together under one location: 281 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118
  • 1994- Receives the designation of LMHA (Local Mental Health Authority) from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, DMHAS;
  • 1995- Receives funding to begin a Mobile Crisis Service
  • 1999 -Assumes operations of the state run Community Based Initiative (CBI) residential program.
  • 2008- Opens Outpatient Psychiatric Children’s Clinic, located at 281 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118
  • 2009- Changes its name to InterCommunity, Inc.
  • 2013-Department of Public Health grants InterCommunity a primary care license
  • 2015-Enters into affiliation agreement with InterCommunity Recovery Centers
  • 2015 Receives FQHC LA (Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike) Designation from U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration