Red Ribbon Housing Guide

Hartford County

Chrysalis Center, Inc.

255 Homestead Avenue
PO Box 320613
Hartford, CT 06132-0613
Phone: 860-263-4400
Fax: 860-761-3103

Chrysalis Center, Inc. is located in Hartford.

Services Provided
Chrysalis Center provides a wide array of community based services to individuals and families in need of housing supports and case management services. Chrysalis Center provides assistance in obtaining and maintaining safe, decent, affordable housing; linkage to rental assistance when needed and available; assistance in securing entitlements; and assistance in accessing and coordinating medical, substance abuse and mental health care.

Population Served
Chrysalis Center serves adults and families living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as well as individuals and families with multiple disabilities/illnesses and those difficult to engage. Chrysalis Center serves individuals and families who reside in Hartford, West Hartford, Bloomfield, East Hartford and Wethersfield.

Hands On Hartford

55 Bartholomew Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-247-4140
Fax: 860-247-5177

Hands On Hartford Housing provides individuals and families (including those living with HIV/AIDS) with safe and affordable housing and related support services, through same site and scattered site programs.

Services Provided
Hands On Hartford provides intensive case management services, support groups, recreational and education activities, financial management assistance, transportation and supportive counseling. In addition, Hands On Hartford provides rental assistance and support services to individuals and families working to obtain and maintain safe and affordable housing. Tenants also have access to a food pantry, recreational activities and volunteer opportunities. Tenants of the HOH Center for Community enjoy the independence of their own apartments with the support of staff available around the clock.

Population Served
Serves adults living with health conditions including HIV/AIDS. Scattered site supportive housing serves individuals and families with children under the age of 18 living in apartments in the community.

HRA of New Britain

Division of Health and Wellness
83 Whiting Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Phone: 860-826-4741
Fax: 860-826-4744

Located in New Britain with eight satellite offices, HRA operates a scattered site housing program for people with AIDS. The agency also operates the Wellness Resource Center, a community center for individuals and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Services Provided
The scattered site housing program administers 32 rental subsidies and provides case management for the recipients. Supportive services are provided to increase stability, skill levels and self-determination. Services at the Wellness Resource Center include: support groups, nutritional counseling, medication adherence therapy, food pantry, meals program, prevention services, and more.

Population Served
The scattered site program serves individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in Hartford County primarily New Britain and surrounding communities. The program is designed for people who are relatively independent and may require assistance accessing needed support services. Priority status is assigned to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Clients may be terminated from the program for noncompliance with program guidelines.

Mercy Housing & Shelter Corp.

211 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 860-808-2050
Fax: 860-808-2051

Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation operates a wide variety of housing options for individuals in need. Specific to HIV/AIDS housing, Mercy operates a 44 unit scattered site subsidized apartment program, a nine bed group residence program, and a short-term emergency placement for adults.

Services Provided
In the Greater Hartford area services include: a day shelter, food pantry, meals program, intensive case management, supportive housing, scattered-site units, residential programs, a group home, and emergency short-term housing. In the Greater Middletown area, services include: a residential living program, emergency short-term housing, scattered site supportive housing, and permanent scattered site supportive housing provided through an inter-agency collaborative PILOTS project.

Population Served
Individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless or at risk, who may have a current or past substance abuse or mental health illness. These programs primarily serve individuals from the Greater Hartford or Middletown area.

Saint Philip House

80 Broad Street
Plainville, CT 06062
Phone: 860-793-2221
Fax: 860-793-2838

St. Philip House provides eight units of scattered site housing at its facility in Plainville. The agency also has additional scattered site units in Plainville, Bristol, Farmington, and New Britain.

Services Provided
St. Philip House provides case management, including the coordination of medical, legal and other services, transportation, on-site laundry services, educational, creative, spiritual and recreational group activities, periodic on-site support groups, assistance with daily chores, and financial management assistance. Twenty-four hour cell phone coverage is also available.

Population Served
The program serves individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The program services individuals who are relatively independent yet require support and assistance in obtaining services. Persons with a history of substance abuse must be clean for six months prior to entering the program. St. Philip House will serve persons living with HIV/AIDS from any geographic location.

Zezzo House

184-186 Homestead Ave
Hartford, CT 06112
Phone: 860-527-9860
Fax: 860-727-9558

The Zezzo House is a three building housing development for families, with a total of eighteen apartments.

Services Provided
The Zezzo House Corporation provides supportive services to its families. Coin operated laundry services are provided on-site, as well as a community room, and twenty-seven parking spaces.

Population Served
Housing is provided to low income families, whose head of household has tested positive for HIV. The Zezzo House requires the capacity for independent living.