Women's and Children's Services

Women & Children Services

Shelly Nolan, MS, LPC, Director of Women’s Services 

Rebecca Petersen, LCSW 

Jennifer M. Lombardi, LCSW
860-576-1387, Jennifer.Lombardi@ct.gov


Recovery Services for Women

In recognition of the unique experiences and challenges faced by women seeking treatment for substance use disorders, DMHAS funds specialized and comprehensive programs for women and their children.These include residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and specialized care management for women transitioning from a residential setting to community-based recovery services. 

While programs are located statewide in many communities to allow a woman to remain “local”, she may also attend programs outside her immediate area, based on availability.  The treatment programs are located in both urban and rural settings, thereby offering unique experiences, opportunities and features. 

For more information about each program click on the links listed below. You may also call us for assistance. 

Special Initiatives for Women

PROUD (Parents Recovering from Opioid Use Disorder)

PROUD is a new SAMHSA-funded program for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders living in the Greater Hartford and New Britain communities. Intercommunity, Inc. and Wheeler Clinic will provide clinical, case management, and recovery coaching services to eligible women and their family members. For more information or to submit a referral, please click on the link below.

One Key Question – Women’s Reproductive Health Webinar 
If you are a DMHAS state employee or work at a DMHAS-funded agency, you can take this training on the DMHAS LMS (https://ctlms-dmhas.ct.gov/) and receive social work or psychologist CEUs. If you do not work at one of the agencies above, you may review the training by clicking on the link below.
Family Recovery and Housing Stability Conference
Maternal and Child Health Information Resources
Additional Resources

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