Marilyn Baker House Program

The Marilyn Baker House is a residential program within the York facility that uses a therapeutic community model. There are four phases of programming: orientation, core treatment, relapse prevention and aftercare. The core treatment uses the Helping Women Recover curriculum, a gender-responsive 12-step program developed by Stephanie Covington, who is a pioneer in the development and implementation of gender-responsive services. The curriculum is designed to address the issues underlying female criminality and addiction, incorporating women’s psycho-social development and experiences into their treatment. Small class size allows for women to bond as they discuss personal experiences based on the program’s four modules: the self, relationships, sexuality and spirituality. Evidence-based practices: Helping Women Recover

Program Population: 

Women with alcohol and substance abuse histories, women who qualify via the Addiction Severity Index (ASI)

Program Capacity: 

up to 80 beds

Program Funding Source: 

Connecticut Department of Correction

Start Date Year: 
201 West Main Street
Agency Name: 
York Correctional Institution