Hartford House is a re-entry program for female state and federal work release clients who live in a congregate setting and are supported as they obtain full-time employment and meet financial, self-sufficiency, and family reunification goals. The program's emphasis is on gender responsive programming aimed at helping women address substance abuse and mental health issues. The program includes a Mothers and Infants Nurtured Together (MINT) program. This is a confinement placement for pregnant federal offenders who have been approved for community placement. While in the program they receive prenatal care at a cooperating hospital, give birth and bond with their babies for three months following birth. Groups cover prepared childbirth, parenting classes, life skills, nutritional education and healthy relationships.
The MINT portion of the program is specifically for pregnant women and those who have just given birth.