programs

Adult Programs

Recovery. Renewal. Renaissance.

Connecticut Renaissance, Inc. has been serving adults through many different programs since 1967. Today we offer evidence-based treatment models throughout all of our programs bringing the most innovative services to our clients and their families.


program hours

The Outpatient Clinics are typically open 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Fridays. Earlier appointments are often available in Norwalk and Stamford. The Norwalk Clinic closes at 5:00 pm on Wednesdays. Please call the clinics for more detailed information on hours of operation.

admission procedures

Referrals are accepted from a variety of sources, including self-referrals. Any individual seeking services should contact the Outpatient Clinic to schedule an evaluation with a counselor to determine the appropriate level of services needed.

payment methods

The Norwalk, Stamford, and Bridgeport Outpatient Units are providers for Medicaid, Medicare and many major health plans. In addition, we offer a sliding fee schedule for the uninsured.

for more information

Melodie Keen, LMFT, LADC, CCS
Clinical Director
Norwalk and Stamford Adult Outpatient Programs

4 Byington Place
Norwalk, Connecticut 06852
Phone: (203) 866-2541
Fax: (203) 854-5682

141 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 602-4441
Fax: (203) 602-7782

E-mail Address: melodie@ctrenaissance.com


Christina Iovanne, LCSW, CT
Clinical Director
Bridgeport Adult Outpatient Program

1 Lafayette Circle
Bridgeport, CT 06604

E-Mail Address: christinai@ctrenaissance.com

Phone: (203) 331-1503
Fax: (203) 331-1504

Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Programs

Connecticut Renaissance's Norwalk, Stamford, and Bridgeport Adult Outpatient Programs provide treatment to individuals with substance abuse and addiction problems, psychiatric disorders and/or co-existing substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.

The outpatient programs serve clients referred through local hospitals, detoxes, therapists in private practice, employers, family, friends, the welfare system, adult probation, parole, other treatment facilities,. The length of the program is dependent on the client's needs and progress. The program also encourages the participation of family and/or significant others in treatment when appropriate.

The services offered in our outpatient programs include--but are not limited to--individual counseling, group therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, stress management, psychoeducational groups, couples enrichment, family therapy, anger management and relapse prevention. In addition to prescribed therapies, the staff recognizes the importance of self-help groups available in the community.

Virtually all of the services offered come from widely renowned evidence-based therapies which have undergone scientific rigor and research, proving them to be productive methods in which to gain positive treatment outcomes. There is a specific model utilized for anger management issues (Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients), one for substance use and mental health issues (Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-12), and a specific model utilized for our Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs (the Matrix Model).

All staff are well-trained clinicians, many of whom have "walked a mile" in their clients' shoes, and all of whom exude genuine care and understanding of their clients' needs. At minimum, all are certified substance abuse counselors, and most have master level degrees with expertise in compulsive gambling, marriage and family counseling, social work, anxiety and depression, bereavement, or other areas.

Additionally, all three clinics have a psychiatrist on staff.

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admission procedures

Referrals are accepted from any source including self-referrals, parents, community leaders, schools, social service agencies, the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Federal Probation and the Connecticut Department of Correction.

for more information

Carol Pace
Director
Renaissance East
31 Wolcott Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
E-mail Address: carolp@ctrenaissance.com
Phone: (203) 753-2341
Fax: (203) 755-6902

PREA
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was enacted to prevent sexual assaults and harassment in residential facilities housing individuals under the control of various components of the judicial system. PREA's provisions apply to both client/client and client/staff interactions. Renaissance has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and harassment in our facilities and programs. To report an act of sexual abuse or harassment, individuals should contact either the Program Director or Renaissance's PREA Coordinator, Grace Gaynor (203 336-5225 x2108).

  • PREA Reports


  • Renaissance East Drug Treatment Program

    Located in a former convent in Waterbury, Renaissance's Waterbury East Program provides intermediate and long term residential drug treatment program serves to male clients eighteen years and older referred from a wide range of sources including local social service agencies, Federal Probation, the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Connecticut Department of Correction, families and self-referrals.

    This comprehensive program offers a wide range of services to each client, including individual, family, and group counseling, psycho-educational programming, life skills, self-help meetings and formal referrals to community agencies based on individual needs.

    Length of stay is individualized, with the average being three to six months. Clients gradually return to the community as they meet the goals on the person-centered treatment plan. The goals of the program are to return clients to the community with housing, employment and an aftercare plan.

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    admission procedures

    Referrals are accepted only from the State of Connecticut Court Support Services Division and the Connecticut Courts.

    for more information

    Jessica Gaffney
    Renaissance West
    466 West Main Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702
    E-mail Address: jessicag@ctrenaissance.com
    Phone: (203) 591-8010
    Fax: (203) 591-8586

    PREA
    The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was enacted to prevent sexual assaults and harassment in residential facilities housing individuals under the control of various components of the judicial system. PREA's provisions apply to both client/client and client/staff interactions. Renaissance has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and harassment in our facilities and programs. To report an act of sexual abuse or harassment, individuals should contact either the Program Director or Renaissance's PREA Coordinator, Grace Gaynor (203 336-5225 x2108).

  • PREA Reports


  • Renaissance West Drug Treatment Program

    Renaissance's Waterbury West facility houses a Level III.5 intermediate/long term residential treatment program. Located in Waterbury, this program serves male clients, eighteen years and older referred by the Connecticut Court Support Services Division and Federal Probation.

    The Renaissance West Drug Treatment Program offers a wide range of services to each client, including individual, family, and group counseling, psycho-educational programming, life skills, self-help meetings and formal referrals to community agencies based on individual needs.

    Working closely with the legal system, this program employs a three-phase approach aimed at gradually returning clients to the community. Length of stay is individualized, with the average being three to six months. The goal of the program is to return clients to the community with housing, employment and an aftercare plan.

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    admission procedures

    Referrals are accepted only from the State of Connecticut Department of Correction.

    for more information

    Sabrina Morton
    Director

    24 Central Avenue
    Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
    E-mail Address: sabrinam@ctrenaissance.com

    Phone: (203) 596-7303
    Fax: (203) 596-7408

    Carol Pace
    Director

    31 Wolcott Street
    Waterbury, CT 06702

    E-mail Address: carolp@ctrenaissance.com

    Phone: (203) 753-2341
    Fax: (203) 755-6902


    PREA
    The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was enacted to prevent sexual assaults and harassment in residential facilities housing individuals under the control of various components of the judicial system. PREA's provisions apply to both client/client and client/staff interactions. Renaissance has a zero tolerance policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and harassment in our facilities and programs. To report an act of sexual abuse or harassment, individuals should contact either the Program Director or Renaissance's PREA Coordinator, Grace Gaynor (203 336-5225 x2108).

  • PREA Reports


  • Waterbury Community Release Programs

    The Waterbury Community Release Programs are provided at two locations and serve male clients referred by the Connecticut Department of Correction. In these program, clients are afforded the opportunity to establish vocational and educational skills, support systems and independent living skills prior to re-entering the community.

    The program begins with an intensive orientation program and introduction to the Evidence Based Model Life after Incarceration. The program is geared toward assisting clients in recognizing and addressing issues regarding institutionalization, program structure, regulations, client goals, vocational/educational opportunities, individual and group therapy, 12 step self-help programs, AIDS education, basic health issues, recreational therapy, and family systems re-establishment. Community access is available only with a staff escort.

    Once a client has received a positive evaluation from staff, he enters the work release portion of the program. This phase consists of a 90 to 120 day work release program along with continued Life after Incarceration programming. Each client secures employment and continues to attend group and individual counseling as well as self-help group meetings. Completion of the program is based on the client's participation level, employment, securing of appropriate residence, aftercare planning and legal status.

    Once a client completes the work release part of the program he begins weekly aftercare with an Aftercare Coordinator on site along with supervision from his Parole or TS Officer. The aftercare component lasts for up to three months during which time the client participates in individual sessions, relapse prevention groups, and urinalysis testing. Telephone contact continues for up to one year post-discharge to ensure the client maintains the gains made in the program.

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    admission procedures

    For Connecticut first time offenders, the referrals come directly from the Bail Commissioner. Out-of-State referrals may come directly from the participant, his/her attorney, or the state's court system where the individual was arrested.

    payment methods

    In-state participants pay a fee directly to the Bail Commissioner's Office. The fee for out-of-state participants is $450.00 for a level one group and $600.00 for a level two group. Fees can be paid by bank check, money order, or by credit card to Connecticut Renaissance.

    for more information

    Johanna Carrena
    Director
    Impaired Drivers and Drug Education Program

    1120 Main St
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

    E-mail Address: johannac@ctrenaissance.com

    Phone: (203) 367-7573
    Fax: (203) 367-7576

    Connecticut Renaissance is contracted through the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for the Alcohol Education Program, and we have site locations in Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport.

    Impaired Drivers Program

    Through CT Renaissance's Education Center, we provide education to those individuals who have been arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs within the State of Connecticut. This service is also available to those Connecticut drivers who may have been arrested out-of-state and must get their education needs met in order to satisfy the conditions associated with the arrest.

    Upon referral each participant is given an initial evaluation by a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Based on this evaluation each client is then placed into one of the two levels of education. Level One is 15 hours of education in 10 weekly groups that meet once a week for 90 minutes. Level Two is 22.5 hours of education in 15 weekly groups of 90 minutes duration. These groups are educational, interactive and address attitudinal and behavioral changes.

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    admission procedures

    Referrals are accepted directly from local hospitals and other treatment providers.

    for more information

    Diane Blackwood
    Director
    McAuliffe Center

    70 Central Avenue
    Waterbury, Connecticut 06702

    E-mail Address: dianeb@ctrenaissance.com

    Phone: (203) 346-1931
    Fax: (203) 346-1935

    McAuliffe Center Co-Occurring Program

    The McAuliffe Center provides four 5-person apartments with on-site clinical services for male adult clients suffering from co-occurring disorders. Referrals to the McAuliffe Center may be made by local hospitals, community organizations and mental health or substance abuse providers.

    While at the McAuliffe Center, clients are provided a range of services including individual, group and family counseling, medication management, psycho-educational programming and referrals to other organizations for long term assistance based on their individual needs.

    Clients will typically have a 30 to 45 day stay at the McAuliffe Center. The goal of the program is to return the stabilized clients to the community, or an alternate care facility.

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