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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
Curriculum Published

York Correctional Institution
201 West Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
United States