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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
Harm Reduction Champion

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Xavier R Day
Director of Ryan White Services

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Denise Hetzel
Director of Finance

Frank Silva
Chief Operating Officer

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Donnie Rose
CARES Navigator

Scout LoPriore - Medical Case

Scout LoPriore
Director of Harm Reduction

Evelyn Ploof - Admin-Accounting Speciali

Evelyn Ploof
Finance Specialist

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Tara Lukens-Smith
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Trisha Rios
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Megan Davidson - Medical & Housing Case

Megan Davidson
Director of Housing

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Bob Curry
Chief Financial Officer


Eileen Holdridge
Treatment Adherence Nurse

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Mirella Calle
Medical & Housing
Case Manager

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CARES Navigator


Tiyana Hock

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Edwin Lopez
Mobile Health Unit
Facilities Assistant

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Amanda Desrosiers
Medical & Housing
Case Manager


Milena Byrum
Harm Reduction

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Jay  Crowley
Interim Board President


Sharanya  Thanapathy
Community Health Worker


Caleb Morgan
Medical & Housing
Case Manager


Sashana James
Medical & Housing
Case Manager

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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