134 Church Street Willimantic, CT 06226


intermediate-length transitional living for men and women

Perception House is a residential substance abuse program that provides treatment to adult substance abusers and dually diagnosed clients in a supportive group environment. Clients participate in group and individual counseling, substance abuse education and recreational groups and AA/NA meetings. The program allows clients to attain employment and/or begin vocational or educational training while maintaining program responsibilities. Individuals accepted from the criminal justice system.


Sliding fee

Eligibility Requirements:
Ages 18+; Individuals on methadone maintenance are accepted; Program does not accept those convicted of a sex offense or arson; Individuals convicted of a violent crime are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Perception House is an intermediate length residential treatment facility for men and women living with co-occurring substance use/mental health disorders. Residents participate in structured treatment groups and individual therapy sessions as well as the development of their individualized recovery plan. Recovery plans address behavioral health issues which may include social, vocational, legal, educational, and spiritual components.


Treatment groups are held twice a day, five days a week. Groups include the following topics:
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Drug and Alcohol Education
  • Criminal Thinking
  • Process
  • Female Trauma Treatment
  • Male Trauma Treatment
  • Anger Management
  • Spirituality
  • Self-Care
  • Socialization
  • Female Life-Skills
  • Male Life-Skills
  • Medication Management
  • Dual Disorders
  • Grief and Loss

Weekly individual counseling is provided to all residents by skilled clinical staff. A psychiatrist is available for medication issues.


During the fiscal year 2011-2012, Perception House served 85 clients and had a 94% occupancy rate.  Funding from DMHAS, the United Way, and United Services.




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