CCAR’s Emergency Department Program

Launched in 2017, CCAR’s Emergency Department Program currently operates in 22 Connecticut hospital Emergency Departments (EDs). Our Recovery Coaches are skilled professionals who meet with patients admitted to an ED as a result of an opioid overdose or other drug or alcohol-related crisis. They support patients, family members, and hospital personnel and have demonstrated effectiveness in linking Emergency Department patients with treatment and community-based recovery resources.

CCAR’s Department of Corrections Program

Launched in 2020, CCAR's Department of Corrections (DOC) Program works with 8 DOC facilities and all 5 district parole offices. Our recovery coaches meet with returning citizens who are within 30 to 90 days from discharge. They provide seamless transition to community providers and recovery support services that are vital to re-entry success. In 2022, the program expanded to provide recovery coaches to the treatment communities inside 4 DOC facilities. The recovery coaches support incarcerated individuals and promote multiple pathways of recovery.

Jail Diversion Program

CCAR’s Jail Diversion Program works with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) - Jail Diversion programs in Bridgeport, Hartford, and Waterbury. Our recovery coaches work to support individuals with substance use disorders in completing their Jail Diversion program requirements, helping to reduce incarceration rates for low-level offenses.

CCAR/Manchester/HOPE Initiative

In 2021, CCAR partnered with the town of Manchester and the HOPE Initiative to provide recovery coaching to individuals that may be experiencing a substance or alcohol use disorder, and have had recent contact with the police or emergency services. The recovery coach supports individuals in discovering their own pathway of recovery and provides assertive linkage to treatment and/or recovery support services.

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