Resettlement Program provides comprehensive reentry (pre/post) case management and basic needs support services to approximately (75) individuals annually. The program is based on the premise that all women and men involved in the criminal justice system have strengths and resources that can be mobilized to address and overcome challenges. The program acts as a bridge connecting individuals to community-based agencies that are instrumental in securing appropriate housing, treatment (substance abuse & mental health), reunifications, employment, education, food, clothing, and other life necessities.
“Today marks 2 years, I have been compliant with parole, I have a bank account, a learner’s permit and soon a license, almost no debt, two jobs, money, no drug habit, a roof over my head, food in my stomach, and most importantly, my freedom.”
— Stacy B, Resettlement Participant
Eligibility: Services are available to females and males, ages 18 and over, who have been referred by the CT DOC/Parole and/or a Community Provider. Participants must plan to live in the Hartford Region.
Exclusions: Individuals who are serving a sentence for, or have been convicted of, arson or sexual assault cannot be considered for the transitional housing component for females.
Length of Program: Average length of stay is: (3 months to 12 months for females involved in the long-term pre and post case management program) and (1-90 days for males engaged in the short term case management and/or basic needs services)
The Resettlement Program also operates Mart’s House, an 8-bed reentry transitional house for women. The goal of Mart’s House is to provide safe, supportive, stable sober housing for female participants as they transition from a prison/shelter to their own apartment.
Mart’s House opened in 2008 on Capen Street in Hartford in a house then owned by St. Michael’s Church next door. The decor is warm, inviting and supportive. The house has a full kitchen where the residents love to cook, a comfortable living room, front and back porches, and a small den where they can use a computer. Each woman has her own bedroom and works with other residents to keep the house clean and nice.
Residents can stay a minimum of 6 to 12 months, with some staying longer until they can move into their own place.
Resettlement News and Contacts
The Resettlement Program is now co-located with the Reentry Welcome Center at Hartford City Hall.
For more information:
Direct Line: (860) 937-5969
550 Main Street (at the Reentry Welcome Center)
Hartford, CT 06103
Tel: (860) 263-8476
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm