BETTOR CHOICE & PROBLEM GAMBLING SERVICES

Bettor Choice Programs are gambling-specific treatment programs funded by the State of Connecticut. Services are offered at more than 16 locations in Connecticut through community agencies. Most programs offer a variety of outpatient services including: individual, group, peer recovery support, medication, and budget counseling for both problem gamblers and those affected. Services are provided at little to no cost.

You can speak with a gambling counselor or find the nearest Bettor Choice Program by dialing 860.344.2244. You can also call one of the programs listed below. When you call, make sure to specify that you are looking for help and information about problem gambling.  All agencies provide tele-health services.

REGION 1 – Southwest CT

CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE
Melodie Keen
203-866-2541, ext. 3005 (All referrals)
Fax: 203-854-5682
melodie@ctrenaissance.com
4 Byington Place.
Norwalk, CT 06852
141 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT
Services available in Bridgeport, CT

REGION 2 – South Central CT

COMMUNICARE
John O’Rourke
(203) 553-7234 ext. 2016
jorourke@communicare-ct.org

REGION 3 – Eastern CT

UNITED COMMUNITY & FAMILY SERVICES
Jackie Cook, LPC, ICGC-I
47 Town Street, Meadows Plaza
Norwich, CT 06360
860-823-3094 (All referrals)
Fax: 860-892-2320
jcook@ucfs.org
351 North Frontage Road, Suite 24
New London, CT 06320

REGION 4 – North Central CT

WHEELER CLINIC
Treatment Locations:
43 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06106
10 North Main Street, Bristol, CT 06010
All Referrals Call or Text
Katie Kirch, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC
Cell: 860-692-8857
Kkirch@wheelerclinic.org

REGION 5 – Northwest CT

MCCA Inc.
Earle Sanford, LPC, ICGC-I
Manager of Problem Gambling Services
Office: (203) 597-0643 x 1805
esanford@mccaonline.com
34 Murray Street
Waterbury, CT 06710

Outpatient services also available in Danbury,
New Milford and Torrington.
Inpatient services at McDonough House in Danbury.