About the Facility
Treatment at Trinity Glen targets men who have been unable to maintain a sober lifestyle despite previous attempts at a rehab, detox, or other institution. Surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Sharon, Connecticut, the facility provides clients with a secluded and structured environment for intensive addiction treatment. The therapeutic community is designed to enhance each client’s sense of responsibility, and provide a safe space in which to practice new sober tools and life skills.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
- Optional AA Meetings
- Continuing Care Planning
- Group Counseling
Joe Sullivan, LCSW, CACPresident and CEO
Joe Sullivan has been a leader in the substance abuse and behavioral health field in Connecticut for almost 40 years. In 1980, he took the helm of Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism as their CEO. During the past 33 years Joe has led the growth of MCCA from a small outpatient clinic and 15-bed residential treatment center in Danbury with 12 employees serving 300 clients a year – to its current level of 175 employees serving more than 5,000 people a year. Today, MCCA is one of the most respected, top-rated recovery organizations in the state, operating seven outpatient clinics and three residential treatment centers in Western Connecticut. Joe is currently serving a second term as Chairman of the Board of Advanced Behavioral Health – a provider-organized and sponsored managed care organization vital to the state’s (DMHAS) treatment system. He is also the founding Executive Director of the Westchester County Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime Program.Show Bio
Glenn Connan, MBAVice President and CFO
Glenn has extensive experience managing both the operations and financial affairs of organizations. Glenn joined MCCA in 2008 and is responsible for the financial health and well-being of the agency. As a member of the company’s senior management team he directs all financial and accounting activities, is involved in strategic planning, as well as assisting in the management of day-to-day operations of the company. Glenn is committed to the success of MCCA and its clients recovery. Under Glenn’s leadership and with a philosophy of “doing well by doing good” MCCA has substantially increased the number of clients served. In the four years Glenn has been with MCCA, the organization has experienced significant growth.Show Bio
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ABOUT MCCA – TRINITY GLEN MEN’S PROGRAM
Located in Sharon, Conn., Trinity Glen is a long-term residential addiction treatment facility for men operated by Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism, Inc. (MCCA), a nonprofit substance misuse treatment provider founded in 1972. With over a dozen treatment centers throughout the state, MCCA offers a wide range of addiction services, including long- and short-term residential care, outpatient and intensive outpatient programs, transitional housing, and detox.
A residential facility for women, also called Trinity Glen, is located in Kent, Conn., approximately a 30-minute drive from the men’s program. Medically monitored detoxification services are available in nearby Danbury, Conn.
According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, 14.8 percent of rehabs in Connecticut offer long-term (30+ days) residential treatment and 58.6 percent offer treatment specifically tailored toward adult men.
TREATMENT AND ASSESSMENT
Prior to entering treatment, residents undergo an initial assessment, which informs their individualized treatment plan. In addition to individual and group counseling, clients participate in weekly community meetings, recreation therapy, and optional 12-step meetings at night. The program also includes continuing care planning.
Among Trinity Glen's offerings is a work therapy component, which consists of 20 to 30 hours per week of tasks designed to “develop and enhance work skills and a sense of responsibility and self-esteem,” according to the facility’s website.
The staff at Trinity Glen consist of a facility director, a medical needs facilitator, a work therapy supervisor, state-licensed and certified counselors, and monitors.
MCCA's facilities are among the 60 rehabs in Connecticut (28.6 percent of all rehabs in the state) certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Resembling barns and cottages, the residential accommodations for the men’s program at Trinity Glen are located on 23 wooded acres in the Berkshire Mountains. The 50-bed facility offers semi-private rooms, and clients also enjoy spacious treatment and meeting areas.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received two reviews from alumni, both positive. Out of five stars, the reviewers gave four- and five-star ratings for nearly all of the 15 different metrics of the program they evaluated, including facility cleanliness, affordability, and family participation. Alum J.M. wrote in representative commentary: “It gives you a chance to find yourself. I loved everthing about it."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of two reviews from loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, one was mixed while the other was highly positive. K.P., who left mixed feedback, gave the facility five out of five stars for its meals and nutrition, four stars for cleanliness and affordability, and two stars for its holistic offerings and staff’s level of experience and training. K.P. wrote, “They allowed them to have too much freedom and not enough structure.”
The other loved one wrote anonymously in a positive review, "This place was a miracle for my son!" They added, "my son has been clean for 5+ years. He is self employed and doing well."
WHAT STAFF SAY
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any feedback from this facility's staff. However, as of this writing, two employees (one current, one former) on Indeed gave mixed reviews of Trinity Glen in Sharon, Conn. Though both criticized the facility's management, one anonymous employee characterized the client experience as positive. He wrote: "The clients come in and make really good progress." The other employee, however, disagreed, and indicated that the facility was understaffed.
MCCA accepts private insurance, state insurance, and Medicaid. Clients can also pay for treatment out-of-pocket using cash, checks, or most major credit cards. Both Healthgrove and Citehealth report the facility accepts Access to Recovery (ATR) vouchers as well, which are accepted by 18.1 percent of rehabs in Connecticut.
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Gail DThis place was a miracle for my son! He was known as a "superstar" for heroin arrests and failed rehab. I screamed to G-d every night for my son to get clean and my prayers were answered with Trinity Glen. This facility was recommended by a very caring probation officer in the Meriden system. She saw the potential in my son and didn't give up on him. With the help of Trinity Glen and by the grace of God , my son has been clean for 5+ years. He is self employed and doing well. I would go to visit him every Sunday and it was amazing watching his progress and seeing him return to his original self. He was there for nearly 6 months in 2011/2012. Thank you so much Trinity Glen. If response to someone who said not enough structure, let me say that there is plenty to do there and if you are serious about getting clean this is an excellent place to do it.
AnonymousPleased with the experience, the staff, and the facility as a whole.
JamesIt is long term... it gives you a chance to find yourself. I loved everthing about it
KPHe lives with me and does not drive so I help get him to meetings. They allowed them to have too much freedom and not enough structure
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