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

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Frank Silva
Director of Care Admin

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Xavier R Day
RW Coordinator

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Denise Hetzel
Finance Manager

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Donnie Rose
Recovery Navigator

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Scout LoPriore
Harm Reduction Coord.

Evelyn Ploof - Admin-Accounting Speciali

Evelyn Ploof

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Tara Lukens-Smith
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Trisha Rios
Cares Navigator

Megan Davidson - Medical & Housing Case

Megan Davidson
Housing Coordinator

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Bob Curry
Director of Finance


Eileen Holdridge
Treatment Adherence Nurse

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Mirella Calle
Medical & Housing
Case Manager

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TTI Navigator


Tiyana Hock


Milena Byrum
Harm Reduction

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Edwin Lopez
Mobile Health Unit
Facilities Assistant

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Amanda Desrosiers
Medical & Housing
Case Manager

Meg Thornton
Medical & Housing
Case Manager

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Jay  Crowley
Interim Board President


Sharanya  Thanapathy
Community Health Worker

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 Vision

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

We Need Your Support Today!