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Men's & Women's Halfway Houses

 Transitional living for men and women returning to the community from inpatient substance treatment facilities

Men's & Women's Halfway Houses

Catholic Charities philosophy for both our Men’s and Women’s Halfway Houses is to provide a positive living environment that offers transitional living for men and women returning to the community from inpatient substance treatment facilities.


The program focuses on restoring and building health, independence, and productive lifestyles, while following the normally prescribed mutual help model of treatment. Following this model, the Community Residence program provides a substance- free environment where the residents can employ goals and objectives designed to facilitate the recovery process. The establishment and attainment of these personal objectives will allow individuals in recovery to maintain sobriety and to work toward becoming self-supporting and productive members of our community.


The goal of the Community Residences is to provide individuals with a homelike, alcohol and drug-free environment together with access to a full range of substance abuse treatment services. The program also links participants with the educational, vocational, social and self-help services needed to promote their recovery. The program strongly emphasizes peer support as the cornerstone for the development of each participant’s sober support network.

Renee Coppins

Chief Program Officer

(315) 724-2158 ext. 7011



  • Each program is an OASAS certified 16-bed community residence located in the residential section of Utica.

  • Residents typically stay 6 months, or as long as outpatient drug/alcohol treatment lasts.

  • Residents are encouraged to explore the variety of recovery groups offered in Utica and the surrounding area, including AA, NA and SOS groups.

  • Residents are expected to participate in all aspects of the program, as outlined in their Individualized Service Plan.

  • Services are available to individuals who are in treatment for chemical dependencies, and in need of residential care due to homelessness or living in environments not conducive to recovery.

  • While engaged in the program, residents attend intensive outpatient treatment at one of three locations. Transportation is provided by those centers.

  • Clients are admitted on a voluntary basis. No client is denied due to an inability to pay.

  • General information is collected to determine eligibility and appropriateness for this program. Bio-Psycho-Socials will be requested in order to complete the process.

  • Referral agencies are required to submit a consent for release of confidential information, signed by the prospective resident, in order to initiate the screening process.

  • Client records are confidential, and any disclosure of information is in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.

  • Inquiries and screenings are done Monday –Friday 8 am-4 pm

  • Both residences are handicap-accessible facilities.

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