MCCA - Trinity Glen Men's Program Philosophy
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.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Meet the Staff
Joe Sullivan, LCSW, CAC
President 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.
Glenn Connan, MBA
Vice 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.
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ABOUT MCCA – TRINITY GLEN MEN’S PROGRAM
Trinity Glen is a long-term residential addiction treatment facility for men located in Sharon, Conn. Operated by Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism, Inc. (MCCA), a nonprofit substance abuse treatment provider established in 1972, Trinity Glen’s treatment programs include residential, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and transitional housing. Medically monitored detoxification services are available in nearby Danbury, Conn.
A residential facility for women, also called Trinity Glen, is located in Kent, Conn., approximately a 30-minute drive from the men’s program.
TREATMENT AND ASSESSMENT
Before integrating into Trinity Glen’s structured, sober community-living experience, residents begin treatment by completing an initial assessment, which informs their individualized treatment plan. In addition to weekly community meetings, recreation therapy, and optional Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings at night, clients participate in individual and group counseling. The program also includes continuing care planning.
Among Trinity Glen's offerings is a work therapy component. This 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. This work therapy routine contributes to one of the facility’s main goals: to increase clients’ sense of responsibility and cultivate a sense of self-worth within their community.
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.
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. The reviewers gave four and five out five star ratings for the 15 different aspects of the program they evaluated, including treatment effectiveness, affordability, and family participation. The lowest rating went to the facility’s faith based programming, for which alum James rated it three stars. He wrote: “It gives you a chance to find yourself. I loved everthing about it."
On MCCA’s Facebook page, which the network can curate and which applies to the network as a whole, 18 reviewers to date rated the network an average 3.8 out of five stars, with 12 five-star reviews, one three-star, and five one-stars. Positive reviews described the staff as professional, while negative reviews criticized the facility for poor communications from staff and difficulties entering its program, with one alum accusing the facility of discrimination.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com, K.P., gave the facility five out of five stars for its meals and nutrition, two stars for holistic treatment offerings and staff’s level of experience and training, and four stars for cleanliness and affordability. K.P. indicated that their friend or family member did not benefit from treatment. “They allowed them to have too much freedom and not enough structure,” they wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
On Indeed, five former and current employees rated the MCCA network with an average 1.6 out of five stars. Although one reviewer described the facility’s staff as “friendly,” the rest criticized the network for offering little training for employees and poor accommodations for clients.
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.
Published on December 2017
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