Residential Programs

InterCommunity’s residential programs provide a variety of treatment and temporary housing environments for those in recovery from substance use. From detoxification services to intensive, intermediate treatment, and supportive housing, InterCommunity helps people on the journey to recovery and an improved quality of life.

  • Detoxification Center

    Medically managed, safe, and comfortable detoxification from opiates, benzodiazepines and/or alcohol.

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    500 Blue Hills Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06112
    860-569-5900 x515

    If you have been using alcohol, opiates (heroin, oxycodone or similar drugs) or benzodiazepines and have been feeling physically sick because of using, then Detoxification should be your first step toward recovery. Detoxification will help you safely get through the often painful effects of withdrawal.

    InterCommunity’s Detoxification Center is a 35-bed medically monitored detoxification program for adults. Admission decisions and skilled nursing interventions are provided by Registered Nurses. Each client is assigned to a counselor and they receive individual and/or group counseling daily. AA and NA meetings are offered on site five (5) evenings a week. Referrals for continuing treatment are encouraged and arranged prior to discharge. The goal is to safely detox clients from alcohol and/or drugs and to provide education and motivation for referral.

    The Detoxification Center is open for admissions 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, depending on bed availability. The Detox Center is located on CT Transit bus lines 50, 52, 54 and is easily accessible from major highways. Clients may be referred from any provider, social service agency or by self. The Detox Center is handicapped-accessible.

    The length of stay depends on the person’s needs. Clients whose medical and/or psychiatric problems cannot be managed at this level will be referred to the higher level of care.

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    InterCommunity’s Detoxification Center has been designated Platinum status in Optum’s Achievements in Clinical Excellence (ACE) program. A facility measured in the ACE program is assigned to one of five tiers, based on how well it performs against five effectiveness (or quality) and two efficiency (or cost) measures.
    Platinum is the highest standard a facility can meet. And among other things, it means that facility has one of the lowest re-admission rates as compared to other facilities within the same region.

  • Intensive Residential

    A 14 to 28 day residential program which provides basic education on substance abuse, the disease concept, recovery, and twelve step programs. The program assists clients in establishing a recovery plan along with a commitment to ongoing recovery.

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    500 Blue Hills Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06112

    860-569-5900 x541

    If you have been using drugs or alcohol and using has affected your relationships with family or friends, or if you have had problem at work (up to and including losing your job), or if you have been in legal trouble because of using, then Intensive Residential Treatment may be for you.

    Any individual may refer himself or herself to the Intensive Residential Program. Family members, friends, employers and other service providers may also refer. In the case of professional referrals, we request that the client’s permission be obtained to release all relevant treatment and background information to the Intensive Residential Program.

    After the assessment, an appropriate plan for treatment and rehabilitation is developed. The client’s active participation in the assessment and planning process is fundamental. Initial and ongoing medical and psychiatric assessments are conducted for all clients. Our linkages and specific collaboration with community providers ensure that clients’ needs are met, especially for those unable to pay for services. Referrals are accepted 7 days a week and intake staff is available 24 hours a day.

  • Intermediate Residential

    A 90 day residential program which focuses on vocational rehabilitation, education, job readiness and employment opportunities, housing, entitlement/benefits and medical follow-ups.

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    500 Blue Hills Avenue
    Hartford, CT 06112

    860-569-5900 x541

    Any individual may refer himself or herself to the Intermediate Residential Program. Family members, friends, employers and other service providers may also refer. In the case of professional referrals, we request that the client’s permission be obtained to release all relevant treatment and background information to the Intermediate Residential Program.

    Initial evaluation is done by the Intake Coordinator or his/her designee. An appropriate plan for treatment and rehabilitation is developed. The client’s active participation in assessment and planning process is fundamental. Initial and ongoing medical and psychiatric assessments are conducted for all clients. Our linkages and specific collaboration with community providers assist to ensure that clients’ needs are met, especially for those unable to pay for services. Referrals are accepted 7 days a week and intake staff is available 24 hours a day.

  • Coventry House

    Coventry House is a 10-bed residential program for substance-abusing pregnant women and those with children age 5 and under. The program addresses substance use and mental health issues without disrupting the family unit. Empowerment, self-esteem, abstinence and independence are addressed, along with the importance of bonding and attachment to the child. The typical length of stay is four to six months.

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    860-569-5900, Ext. 669

    Coventry House is a long term (4-6 months) residential substance abuse treatment facility which provides comprehensive substance abuse services for pregnant and parenting women ages 18 and over. Coventry House has bilingual/bi-cultural staff and provides gender responsive, trauma informed care to all clients.  The capacity of Coventry House is up to 10 women and 11 children.  Mothers are allowed to bring up to two children (5 years old and younger) with them to the program when space is available.

    The program at Coventry House addresses the cultural and ethnic factors affecting substance use, and is designed to help residents cope with the changes brought on by alcohol and/or drug abuse. Emphasis is placed on residents developing healthy, strong relationships with their children, and working with babies and children on their developmental skills.

    Coventry House serves clients from the State of Connecticut.  The majority of the clients are already insured through Medicaid LIA, Husky or Title XIX, but insurance is not a requirement for admission. While in the program, clients are assisted in  obtaining insurance and appropriate entitlements, as well as housing resources.

    Coventry House serves a culturally and ethnically diverse population and accepts clients receiving methadone or Suboxone treatment.

    Coventry House provides variety of clinical and case management services including daily clinical groups, individual sessions with the counselors, psychiatric care, parenting services, assistance with housing, employment, legal issues, and more.

    Clients who complete the Coventry House program achieve tools to maintain long term sobriety, improve parenting skills, develop a sense of self-worth, resolve legal issues, and improve relationships with significant others. Their physical and mental health improves and they have knowledge on how to manage good health. They have good understanding of their emotional, psychological and spiritual needs that require ongoing attention, and utilize sober support available in the community.  Some clients are discharged to their own apartments, and some decide to go back to their families.  All clients leave the program with solid aftercare plans designed to prevent relapse and improve their quality of life.

    All former clients are encouraged to use Coventry House as a support in their recovery plans. Coventry House opens the doors to all former clients to participate in a weekly self-help meeting on Monday evenings.

  • Clayton House

    An intermediate residential program which provides therapy, fosters communication, and develops employment skills in order to better connect our clients to the larger system of support that exists within the 12 step fellowships.

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    203 Williams Street
    Glastonbury, CT 06033
    860-659-0309

    Clayton House is an intermediate residential, substance abuse treatment facility. Length of stay typically does not exceed 90 days, although longer stays can be approved based on individual clinical needs.  It serves 15 adult men and women primarily from the central Connecticut region. Residents may be dually-diagnosed as long as the psychiatric component of their condition does not prevent them from safely participating in the therapeutic program or hold employment.

    The program requires residents to obtain full-time employment during the daytime while participating in an evening therapeutic program. The evening program consists of Relapse Prevention Group, Group Therapy, Education Group, Men’s and Women’s Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Loss and Grief, Spirituality Group, individual counseling sessions, and twelve-step meetings, as well as weekly after-care group session for alumni. All groups run for an average duration of one and a half hours. Individual sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis. These sessions are typically one hour.

    Clayton House positively reinforces recovery attitudes and behaviors. As residents show changes toward healthy choices and lifestyle, they receive increases in weekend pass time and independence from the weekday evening program to attend twelve-step meetings, which they select for themselves.

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  • Recovery House

    InterCommunity’s Recovery House has changed. No longer only a sober house in which people wait for inpatient rehabilitation, Recovery House is now a treatment program offering coordinated mental health and substance use services for people working to recover from addiction.

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    Recovery House Treatment Programs

    InterCommunity’s Recovery House now offers participants two distinct programs:

    The Transitions program is brief treatment and housing for people in early recovery transitioning into 28 day or other similar residential substance treatment facilities. People in the Transitions program may be anywhere from 48 hours to a few months into their recovery. The average stay for Transitions is 19 days and participants stay on InterCommunity’s campus or are accompanied by staff while in this program.

    Transitions is a grant-funded program, however, participants are required to pay a $50 deposit when entering the program.

    The Supported Recovery program combines co-occurring treatment, care management, and substance-free housing for participants for up to one year. People in the Supported Recovery program are at least 30 days into their recovery. The Supported Recovery program can be used for up to one year with the expectation that participants work, go on out passes, and become involved in the community outside of InterCommunity during their participation. InterCommunity’s Recovery House is uniquely poised to meet people where they are in their recovery.

    In addition to a $50 deposit, Supported Recovery has a $150 per week program fee due prior to the start of each week. Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH) may cover the Supported Recovery program fee for some of the stay. Deposits are returned at time of graduation and scholarships to cover the deposit are available for participants who are unable to pay the deposit.

    To further ensure successful recovery, Recovery House participants are expected to abide by program guidelines and engage in productive activities. Program participants are expected to engage in six hours of productive time each day, seven days a week. Activities such as skill building groups, therapy, 12-step fellowship, community service, completing clinical packets, recreational outings, and other programming count as productive time. Participants must follow all program rules and be substance-free while in the Recovery House programs. Program participants are tested for substances at random.

    Participants at Recovery House receive individualized programming and clinical support services, including:

    • Whole Person Health Care integrated health services that address all of a participant’s needs
    • Primary care
    • Mental health care
    • Addiction recovery
    • Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP)
    • Individual and group therapy
    • Life skills support
    • Employment services
    • Relapse prevention and safety planning
    • I CAN Recover skill building
    • Care coordination
    • Three meals a day
    • A safe, sober, and comfortable living environment
    • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
    • Smoking cessation groups.

    Recovery House and InterCommunity’s Coventry Street Campus are 100% tobacco free. Patches and smoking cessation groups may be offered to help clients overcome tobacco addiction.

    56 Coventry Street
    Hartford, CT 06112
    860-569-5900, Ext. 677