Taking Initiative Center (TIC)

Description: The Taking Initiative Center (TIC) is located at 514 Whalley Avenue in New Haven and is a collaborative between Marrakech, Easter Seals and the APT Foundation. The program works with people in New Haven who have not been reached by our addiction service system, as well as those who have tried treatment and have been unsuccessful.  It seeks to reach these individuals so that balance and stability may be restored to their lives. The aim of the program is to engage, motivate and support those served so that they can adopt a healthy daily routine, gain employment, and reconnect with lost relationships and opportunities.The Taking Initiative Center is a place to foster dialogue about what the next steps may be for recovery. It is also a place where people can safely talk with their peers, consult with counselors, and just get away from their normal daily routine. Individuals can make use of the free laundry facility, coffee shop, computer and Internet access, recovery groups and extensive literature on area resources. If immediate transportation to treatment is needed the TIC staff will assist individuals to get there.

Eligibility: To be eligible, Individuals reside in New Haven, are not actively involved in the service system and have not had success with previous recovery strategies. Once engaged, individuals will be screened for DMHAS eligibility.

Contact Information:

Elise Quaranta
Senior Director of Behavioral Health & Career Development
Phone: (203) 389-2970, Ext. 1307
Fax: (203) 389-3927
equaranta[at]marrakechinc.org 

Marissa Rivera-Artis
VP of Behavioral Health & Career Development Servicess
Phone: (203) 389-2970, Ext. 1343
Fax: (203) 389-3927
mriveraartis[at]marrakechinc.org 

Mailing Address:
Marrakech, Inc.
Six Lunar Drive Woodbridge, CT 06525
Main Phone: (203) 389-2970
Main Fax: (203) 397-0658

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Marrakech Inc
Six Lunar Drive
Woodbridge, CT 06525
p: 203.389.2970
f: 203.397.0658

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