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Alternative in the Community (AIC)

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CPA’s AIC program focuses on helping people work toward behavioral change while meeting basic human needs, and provides employment, cognitive restructuring and relapse prevention services to encourage personal growth and development.

Matt, a resident at our Waterbury Transitional House (WTH) enrolled in an educational program, obtained employment, and found a suitable place to live in less than 90 days – when all the odds were against him. Matt is now in the process of purchasing a car and doing extremely well in his transition to being a positive member of his community. In fact, Matt was recently named to the President’s List for earning a 4.0 GPA at Independence University.

— Beth Hines - Program Operations Director

Enrollment Criteria

Clients are referred directly to the AIC and Transitional Houses by our funder, Court Support Services Division (CSSD). The clients/residents we serve are either on probation or have a criminal case pending in court. Our referral sources include Adult Probation Officers, Bail Commissioners, Jail Re-Interviewers, and Family Relations Officers.

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Program Partners

Our primary partner is our funder, CSSD.

Additional partners include, but are not limited to:
Capital Workforce Partners
The Chrysalis Center
Hartford Adult Education
Waterbury Adult Education
Manchester Adult Education
The MASC Center in Waterbury
Local Shelters
Workforce Alliance
Wheeler Clinic
InterCommunity, Inc.
Hockanum Valley
Community Renewal Team
CT Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
Copper Beach
YWCA of New Britain
Safe Haven of Waterbury
Community Health Services
Hartford Behavioral Health
Catholic Family Services
Advocacy Unlimited

Ways To Support Our Work

Funding support for CPA’s AIC and Transitional Houses is managed by our Development Office.

Our special events include the Annual Second Chance Career Fair, statewide community service projects such as the Nutmeg Games and Special Olympics, toy and coat drives, and holiday celebrations for our clients/residents.

Volunteer Opportunities exist at the AICs and Transitional Houses in coordination with our Human Resources Department. Our volunteers usually come to us in the form of interns from local colleges and universities. Such opportunities are determined based on one’s interests and skill sets and can include assisting with client outreach, court liaison duties, case management and group work, as well as employment activities such as resume development and job search assistance.

Hartford Alternative In the Community (HAIC)

117-119 Washington Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Tel: (860) 244-3672; (860) 525-6691 Fax: (860) 967-3287

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Manchester Alternative In the Community (MAIC)

31 Bent Street

Manchester, CT 06042

Tel: (860) 649-8338 Fax: (860) 967-3285

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Waterbury Alternative In the Community (WAIC)

421 East Main Street

Waterbury, CT 06702

Tel: (203) 597-6540 Fax: (860) 967-3291

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm