The Sobering Center – Therapeutic Shelter

The Sobering Center is a 16-bed transitional living program providing temporary shelter to individuals with a substance use disorder. Through our trained staff, we provide and facilitate a number of recovery-based support services for chemically dependent individuals.

Case Management Services


  • Assistance obtaining Husky Insurance through Connecticut’s Health Care Program.
  • Medical consultation as needed.
  • Psychiatric consultation as needed.
  • Access to discreet and confidential HIV/STD testing.
  • Dental appointments.
  • Eye appointments.
  • Referral and Aftercare.
  • Transportation arranged through Access Line for eligible Husky D clients.

In conjunction with local organizations the Sobering Center provides:

  • Testing and counseling for HIV/STD’s by Apex Community Care.
  • Counseling services by the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury.
  • Access to Planned Parenthood services for women.
  • Vocational Orientation offered by the Department of Labor
  • Pastoral Counseling offered by the Christian Community Outreach Ministries
  • Church Services

We Encourage Referrals From


  • Detox Centers
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
  • Local Mental Health Authorities
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Hospitals
  • Medical/Legal Profession
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Religious Organizations
  • Family Members
  • Individuals
The Sobering Center is located on 2 Hospital Avenue in Danbury and is open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. You may call them directly at (203) 730-9947. 

Click here for directions.

Our goal is to provide a safe, substance free, therapeutic, non-medical respite for the chemically dependent individual upon waiting to be referred and placed into the next appropriate continuum of care.

Admission Criteria

  • Screened For Appropriateness and Eligibility
  • Male/Female
  • 18 Years or older
  • Medically Stable
  • Psychiatrically Stable

Program Design

  • Motivational Counseling
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Individual Counseling
  • Daily Reflections Meetings
  • Wrap-Up Meetings
  • Life Skills Groups
  • Outside AA Meetings
  • Outside NA Meetings
  • 12 Steps to Faith Meeting
  • Recreational Activities


  • Medicaid approved
  • MCCA participates in the General Assistance Behavioral Health Program
  • Sliding fee scale is available for those who qualify

Asking for help is the first step.

MCCA is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) 3 non-profit community-based organization.

38 Old Ridgebury Rd, Danbury, CT 06810