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.
The goal of the program 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.
“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)
Program & Funding Partners
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG), City of Hartford-Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), CT Department of Correction (DOC); Judy Dworin Performance Project; Guilford Congregational Church; Asylum Hill Congregational Church; Saint Dunstan Church of Glastonbury; Watkinson Prisoner’s Aid Society; McPhee Foundation; Laird and Ann Mortimer Foundation; Stanley Family Foundation; St. Joseph College; Annual Halloween Brunch and Auction; Simon Hollander & Aaron Hollander Fund; Rental income from residents; Congregational Church of Marlborough; and Individual donations.
A Path to Success
“The resettlement program has nurtured a number of fearful, stagnant, stereotyped, and dare I say broken women into strong, successful, and capable members of society.”
– Stephanie Harris, LCSW, CPA Board of Directors and Former Resettlement Participant
110 Bartholomew Avenuem Suite 4020
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 522-7400 Fax: (860) 967-3292
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm