MCCA Major Milestones

1972

Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism is incorporated as a Connecticut non-stock, non-profit corporation

1978

MCCA’s Danbury office becomes licensed as an alcoholism outpatient treatment clinic.

1979

McDonough House, a short-term residential adult program, opens with 15 beds in Danbury.

1984

McDonough House relocates to Bridgewater and expands to 25 beds.

1987

MCCA opens Trinity Glen as the first long term care program in Connecticut to serve both men and women.

1995

MCCA starts Project SAFE with the Department of Children and Families and launches a substance abuse prevention initiative.

1997

MCCA is accredited for the first time by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) demonstrating its commitment to national standards for quality of service.

1998

MCCA is awarded a nationally competitive grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to establish the Sobering Center in Danbury.

1999

MCCA acquires 38 Old Ridgebury Road property and relocates its main office and outpatient clinic there.

2000

MCCA opens an outpatient clinic in New Milford.

MCCA initiates specialized services for problem gamblers.

2002

MCCA relocates McDonough House from Bridgewater to 38 Old Ridgebury Road.

MCCA opens an outpatient clinic in Ridgefield.

2004

MCCA opens its Adolescent Residential Treatment Program in Norwalk to serve female adolescents under license and contract with the Department of Children and Families.

2005

MCCA opens a ten-bed Detoxification Program at Old Ridgebury Road.

2006

MCCA opens New Dawn Therapeutic Group Home for adolescent girls in Bethel.

2008

MCCA officially opens Sunrise Terrace, eight townhouses for transitional living for people in recovery located at One Larson Drive in Danbury.

2009

MCCA becomes a research affiliate of Yale University and a member of the New England Node of the Clinical Trials Network under the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

MCCA opens its Torrington office at 30 Peck Road to serve drunk driving offenders.

2010

MCCA acquires the Old Chestnut Inn in Kent for the future site of its Adolescent Residential Treatment Program.

MCCA opens its Waterbury outpatient clinic at 228 Meadow Street.

2012

MCCA celebrates 40 years of providing HELP and HOPE in helping people overcome addiction.

2013

MCCA opens Trinity Glen Women’s Program in Kent, as well as three new outpatient facilities in Derby, Torrington and New Haven.