Residential Services

The Institute of Living offers a comprehensive network of residential programs for patients who do not require hospitalization, but still need support and structure as they move back into the community.

Residences in the nearby community and on our campus provide structured programs in homelike settings that promote the development of social and life skills.
A team of staff members supervises each residence, coordinating treatment planning and facilitates group programming.
Residential programs can assist in the transition from hospitalization to independent living, or, in many cases, function as an alternative to inpatient care. They serve a broad spectrum of patients whose ages and severity of illness differ widely. Patients are referred to our residential program by Capitol Region Mental Health Center, a community based mental health center operated by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. We work collaboratively with our partners to provide high-quality, cost effective and culturally competent, patient-centered care. Residents are encouraged and supported in using community-based services with the expectation that the skills that they learn will help prevent re-hospitalization and improve quality of life. 


  • Eli's Retreat

    Group home for clients who need short term help coping with an exacerbation of their illness or who need long term support and assistance.

  • The Todd House

    A grant funded program of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.