Renaissance East

Re-entry Program
Waterbury, CT
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31 Wolcott Street
Waterbury, CT - 06702

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About Renaissance East

Connecticut Renaissance East has been operating in this location for well over 25 years. Situated in a former convent, the space provides an unexpected oasis for men in the residential section of Waterbury. Clients participate in a variety of programs from half-way house services to residential treatment programming. The East location provides evidenced-based programming and on-site clinical services for the clients in the treatment unit. A half-way house also shares space in this complex and serves men referred by the Department of Correction. Renaissance East is located at 31 Wolcott Street in Waterbury. This facility houses the Residential drug Treatment Program and the Community Release Program.

Programs at this facility:

    Renaissance East Drug Treatment Program
    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.

Mission Statement: The purpose of Connecticut Renaissance is to empower individuals and families affected by behavioral health or criminal justice needs to make healthy choices that will improve their lives. To achieve this we will utilize and sustain best practices in a positive, supportive environment. We will measure our success by the degree to which clients change their lives and become productive, contributing members of their families and communities.

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