Taking Initiative Center (TIC)


The Taking Initiative Center is an inter-agency collaborative of Marrakech, Goodwill of Southern New England, and the APT Foundation that provides engagement opportunities for individuals who are in the “pre-contemplative” stage of addiction. The center offers meals, access to an off-site shower and laundry facilities, meditation and recovery groups, and assistance with or referral to employment services, education, social services, treatment, and medical consultation. 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. This program is funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Eligibility: Individuals interested in services must be residing in New Haven, are currently not actively involved in the service system or in treatment, and have not had success with previous recovery strategies. Once engaged, individuals will be screened for DMHAS eligibility.


Taking Initiative Center
514 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Contact Information:

Mike Morgan
TIC Manager
Phone: (203) 389-2970, Ext. 1317
Fax: (203) 389-3927

Lauren Pace
Vice President of Behavioral Health and Career Development
Phone: (203) 389-2970, Ext. 1329
Fax: (203) 389-3927

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

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