Red Ribbon Housing Guide

Fairfield County


AIDS Project Greater Danbury


30 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-778-2437
Fax: 203-743-1439
www.danbury.org/apgd/
APGD99@aol.com

About
AIDS Project Greater Danbury operates a five bed group residence and a scattered site housing program in Danbury.

Services Provided
AIDS Project Greater Danbury provides case management services, advocacy, substance abuse counseling, support groups, and individual counseling. Staff is available by cell phone twenty-four hours a day.

Population Served
AIDS Project Greater Danbury operates a five bed group residence for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. The scattered site program is designed to serve individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Applicants must be clean upon admission or be enrolled in an appropriate drug treatment program. AIDS Project Greater Danbury gives primary consideration to individuals in the Greater Danbury area, but will serve those outside of this geographic area.

CASA, Inc. / Noble House


690 Arctic Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Phone: 203-339-4112
www.casaincct.org

About
Located in Bridgeport, CASA, Inc. operates Noble House, a ten bed group residence for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Services Provided
CASA, Inc. offers a wide variety of services for those living in the group residence. The program offers case management and advocacy, substance abuse and HIV related counseling, HIV support groups, referrals to individual, group, and family counseling, relapse prevention classes, AIDS education, educational groups on daily living skills, stress reduction, self-esteem and spirituality. Twenty-four hour staff coverage is available at the group residence.

Population Served
The group residence serves individuals living with HIV/AIDS with a history of substance abuse, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The group residence provides long-term housing based on an individual’s specific health needs and his/her ability to move into a more permanent arrangement.

Catholic Charities


238 Jewett Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: 203-416-1434
Fax: 203-372-5045
www.bridgeportdiocese.com

About
Located in Bridgeport, Catholic Charities’ scattered site housing program provides housing subsidies to individuals and families in the Greater Bridgeport area.

Services Provided
The scattered site housing program provides subsidized housing and case management to individuals and families who are living with HIV/AIDS. Program participants are referred to a variety of service providers in the Greater Bridgeport area who offer support groups, vocational and employment services, substance abuse/mental health services, and medical services. Residents also have access to mental health and psychiatric services through Catholic Charities.

Population Served
The scattered site housing program provides services to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. At least one household member must be HIV+ or diagnosed with AIDS. The total household income must be at 250% or below the federal poverty level. There must be a desire and ability to live independently and a willingness of all household members to cooperate with case managers in: a) identifying issues and needs; b) planning ways to address them; c) engaging in appropriate available community resources.

Inspirica


141 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-388-0176
Fax: 203-388-0178
www.inspiricact.org

About
McKinney House of Stamford was first opened in 1989 for single individuals living with HIV/AIDS in need of supportive housing who wanted to stabilize their health and their lives and move back into the community.

Currently McKinney House is a 15 bed congregate housing facility for single adults living with HIV/AIDS.

Services Provided
McKinney House offers case management, medical advocacy, a food pantry, computer/internet access, transportation and referrals to services in the community such as substance abuse, medical and dental services, mental health, support groups, NA meetings and legal services.

Inspirica offers a Jumpstart Career Program that consists of an Employment Service and Vocational Training. The Inspirica Jumpstart Career Program is offered free to all Inspirica residents and program participants.

Population Served
McKinney House provides housing for single homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS. McKinney House serves individuals from all geographical areas.

Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project


618 West Ave, 2nd Floor
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone: 203-855-9535
www.mfap.com

About
Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project operates a scattered site housing program for adults and families.

Services Provided
The agency provides housing and all housing related programs, case management and advocacy services, individual and family counseling, support groups, transportation, a food pantry, food vouchers, computer/library access, and emergency financial aid. The agency also provides drug treatment placements and has many prevention programs.

Population Served
Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project operates a scattered site housing program that serves individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Direct and indirect services are provided. Substance users must enroll in a treatment program prior to or upon admission. The agency serves individuals from the towns of Norwalk, Westport, Weston, and Wilton.

Refocus Outreach Ministry


657 Laurel Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Phone: 203-322-6747
Fax: 203-344-4201
www.refocusoutreachministry.org
info@refocusoutreachministry.org

About
Promise House is a supportive living housing program for adult single men living with HIV/AIDS. The program provides permanent accommodation for its residents. Refocus Outreach Ministry Inc. also provides transitional housing for women who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. Other programs include employment training, parenting classes, support in relapse prevention and HIV/AIDS supportive services.

Services Provided
Both residential locations offer case management, medical advocacy, substance abuse counseling and referral for treatment; referral for educational programs and vocation training.

Population Served
The agency now operates two separate supportive housing programs in different locations of the City of Bridgeport. One serves single women experiencing issues with substance abuse and homelessness. The other serves adult men living with HIV/AIDS.

Recovery Network of Programs, Inc.


Prospect House
392 Prospect Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-576-9041
Fax: 203-334-7798
www.recovery-programs.org

About
Prospect House is located in Bridgeport. The program provides emergency shelter and scattered site housing for people who are homeless and living with HIV/AIDS. Prospect House also operates a sixteen bed permanent supportive housing complex called Seaview Apartments. Seven fully furnished, HUD subsidized apartments are available to individuals who are homeless, living with co-occurring disorders including those with HIV/AIDS.

Services Provided
Prospect House Shelter offers emergency shelter to thirty-two single adults each night. Services provided include on-site psychiatric, medical and substance abuse services, and extensive life skills training. Prospect House also offers a comprehensive residential case management program to residents. Recovery and Twelve Step meetings are held weekly. House meetings and recreational activities are held during the week and on weekends. Various groups are held daily (e.g., Men’s Group, Employment Group, Women’s Group, etc.).

Population Served
The Prospect House Shelter serves single men and women who are homeless and may be infected with HIV/AIDS. Residents are not required to be free of substances upon admission.