Women's REACH Program

The Women's REACH (Recovery, Engagement, Access, Coaching & Healing) program provides statewide integration of 15 Recovery Navigators positioned throughout each of the five DMHAS regions. The Recovery Navigators are women who are in a position to use their own personal recovery journey to help others. Guided by the goals of the individual, these women use recovery coaching techniques and case management services to support women and individuals in their community by connecting them to the resources they need to support their recovery.


Services are prioritized for:

  • Pregnant or parenting women with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders
  • Parenting/expecting fathers, grandparents, LGBTQIA+ individuals, partners of reach clients, and other immediate parenting family or natural support who have been impacted by substance use, either personally or by the use of the child’s parent.

Based on an outreach and engagement model, Recovery Navigators develop collaborative relationships with local community-based programs and providers within the medical and behavioral health community including birthing hospitals, recovery-based programs and other state partners including DCF and OEC. The Recovery Navigators work within their respective communities to engage women and individuals needing access to care to increase real time engagement with treatment and support the development of an individualized recovery support network. These Recovery Navigators have a key role in the development and support of individualized plans of safe care, in line with state and federal CAPTA legislation. 


REACH services are non-clinical and not intended to replace clinical services, rather compliment them. Participation in REACH is also voluntary. There is no formal referral process for REACH - anyone can call their local REACH agency and self-refer and/or refer a client/patient. 


  • Liberation Programs Covering Region 1 Serving the towns of: Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton
  • The Connection, Inc.: Covering Region 2 Serving the towns of: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Portland, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, Westbrook, West Haven, Woodbridge
  • Community Health Resources (CHR): Covering Region 3 Serving the towns of: Ashford, Bozrah, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, East Lyme, Eastford, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Hampton, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Mansfield, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, Preston, Putnam, Salem, Scotland, Sprague, Sterling, Stonington, Thompson, Union, Voluntown, Waterford, Willington, Windham, Woodstock
  • Wheeler: Covering Region 4 Serving the towns of: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Kensington, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Plymouth, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks
  • Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism (MCCA): Covering Region 5 Serving the towns of: Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winchester, Winsted, Wolcott, and Woodbury


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