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Alliance for Living is the only HIV/AIDS service organization and resource center in southeastern Connecticut that also deals with homelessness and assists people dealing with substance use disorder.

We are a group of dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping people in our community.

We believe in ...

  • Eliminating stigma for everyone

  • Providing services that are rooted in cultural humility and harm reduction

  • Social justice

  • Equitable access to resources

  • Fun as an integral part of wellness

  • Fiscal responsibility and transparency

  • A safe and confidential environment

  • The value of lived experience and peer leadership

  • Community collaboration

  • Health care for all

  • A world where every life is equally valued

  • Any positive change

Who We Are


Kelly Thompson
President & CEO

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Carol Jones
Director of Harm Reduction Center 

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Frank Silva
Chief Operating Officer

Megan Davidson - Medical & Housing Case

Megan Davidson
Director of Housing & Ryan White Programs


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Donnie Rose 
Lead CARES Navigator

Scout LoPriore - Medical Case

Scout LoPriore
Director of Harm Reduction

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Tara Lukens-Smith
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Trisha Rios
Director of NLC Cares Navigators

Dorie Langlois
Medical & Housing
Case Manager


Eileen Holdridge
Treatment Adherence Nurse


Tiyana Hock
Medical Case Manager

Joellyn Rojas
Mental Health Navigator

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Jay  Crowley
Interim Board President


Sarah  Webster
Human Resources


Sharanya  Thanapathy
Housing Specialist

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Denise  Hetzel
Finance Manager


Dawn Chasse
Harm Reduction
Center Specialist


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Lillian Goode 
Outreach Navigator


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Abigail King 
Case Manager


Makeyah Wallace
Harm Reduction  Specialist


See who's on the AFL Board. Click here for details

Our Mission

Alliance For Living is at the forefront of implementing evidence based client centered care to address public health with a focus on HIV, homelessness and the overdose epidemic

Our Mission

Our Vision

To be the leader in ending HIV, homelessness and the overdose epidemic

We Need Your Support Today!

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