Who We Are
Fellowship House Ministries is a group of dedicated individuals who saw the need for transitional programming and decided to meet the need. As a faith based agency we saw our efforts as answering a biblical call to serve those in need. Initially our efforts were focused on incarcerated individuals and there families. As we grew, our efforts expanded to include formerly incarcerated individuals, persons in recovery from substance abuse and addictive behaviors.
Why We Are Concerned
As citizens we see how the problem of substance abuse and addictive behavior affects all of society. Many of us have first hand knowledge of how the problem of substance abuse and a criminal history can impact all areas of life. We recognize the frustration of being caught up in the revolving door syndrome of relapse. In our attempts to more fully understand the problem we determined that a key to the problem is the lack of adequate housing and a job. Both factors are critical in the early stages of recovery. Furthermore we determined that in the majority of cases in which a successful transition was made, those same key ingredients were present and were considered a prominent factor in making a successful transition.
Fellowship House has a Zero Tolerance Policy toward sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Note that Fellowship House accepts reports from 3rd parties and provide a contact name, address, email address, and phone number for that person. And also note that Fellowship House provides an annual report of PREA incidents to CTDOC and that information can be found on their website: www.ct.gov/doc
Fellowship House Ministries is dedicated to assisting incarcerated person and persons in recovery from substance abuse and addictive behaviors (including the duly diagnosed) and their families.
Fellowship House Ministries is called to:
Live our faith in response to the Biblical directives to serve those in need.
Act as a resource that will improve the quality of life within our community.
Provide need-sensitive transitional housing for persons reentering society.
Encourage our clients to make responsible life choices.
Function as an efficient, effective business meeting the needs of our clients, staff, and community.
To provide shelter in a positive, drug-free and alcohol-free environment.
To act as a liaison with other human-service agencies.
To provide guidance in the development and implementation of needed life skills.
To offer clients the time and support necessary to address the issues that placed them at the fringes of society.
In 1985 we started the outreach to families by sponsoring Prison Fellowship's "Project Angel Tree" in Connecticut,
which provides Christmas gifts to the children of incarcerated parents.
In 1990, we opened Fellowship House, an 11-bed work-release program for persons recently released from prison.
In 1996, we opened 6 apartments dedicated to persons in recovery from substance abuse.
In 1998, we opened Hamilton House, a 14-bed sober living rooming house.
Fellowship House Ministries is supported through charitable donations, gifts, grants, and client fees.
We welcome support from all sources that recognize the need for our services and are willing to give to further our goals.
If you would like to make a donation to us please send it to:
466 Long Hill Road
Groton, CT 06340
Referrals to the ministry come from other ministries, human service agencies, in-patient treatment programs, and community justice agencies.