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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Frank Silva
Director of Care and Admin

Carol Jones
Director of Harm Reduction

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Xavier R Day
RW Coordinator

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Denise Hetzel
Finance Manager

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Ismael  Carrasquillo
Housing Medical CM

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Donnie Rose
Recovery Navigator

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Scout LoPriore
Medical Case Manager

Evelyn Ploof - Admin-Accounting Speciali

Evelyn Ploof

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Tara Lukens-Smith
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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Slim Jones
Facilities Assistant


Jess Morris
Cares Navigator

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Bob Curry
Director of Finance


Eileen Holdridge
Treatment Adherence Nurse

Megan Davidson - Medical & Housing Case

Megan Davidson
Housing Coordinator

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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 Vision

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

We Need Your Support Today!