Serving Region 3 - Greater New London, Norwich, and Windham communities

Program Overview

The Women's REACH Program is designed to provide outreach, engagement, case management, recovery coaching, community connections to treatments, and recovery support resources to women, in particular those who are pregnant and/or parenting. This program is funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).


Women’s’ REACH program
The Women’s’ REACH program provides female Recovery Navigators and Family Recovery Navigators.   The female Recovery Navigators assist pregnant or parenting women with substance use or co-occurring disorders.  

Women's Recovery Navigator
The Women's Recovery Navigator will provide education, advocacy, recovery coaching and case management to individuals choosing to work with a navigator. Through their personal knowledge of the recovery community, each Navigator will help connect women to services aimed at enhancing their recovery journey while supporting their goals as they develop a safe support network.

Family Recovery Navigator
The Family Recovery Navigator works with LGBQTA +, fathers, partners, and primary caregiving family members to connect them to treatment for substance abuse, mental health or co-occuring disorders. The family navigator will also provide community support and engagement, case management and recovery coaching. The goal is to work with the entire family and connect individuals to services that further enhance their recovery and develop a support network.

Plan of Safe Care
The Recovery Navigator will support women and their health care providers in the development of a Plan of Safe Care. A Plan of Safe Care is meant to be a community safety net for families affected by substance use. Ideally, the plan is established during pregnancy, prior to child welfare involvement. The plan covers:
Physical Health
•        Prenatal and postpartum care
•        Support with breastfeeding
•        Medication and pain management
•        Reproductive health including contraception and pregnancy planning
Behavioral Health
•        Engagement, treatment, recovery supports and retention
•        Treatment for partner/other family members
Infant Health and Development
•        High risk follow-up care, with referral to specialty care
•        Developmental screening and assessment, linkage to early intervention services
•        Early care and education program
Parenting and Family Support
•        Coordinated case management
•        Home Visiting/Head Start
•        Housing, employment support, child care, transportation

For more information, please call 860-704-6367


Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc.

213 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: (860) 638-5309
Fax: (860) 638-5302