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The Aurora House, nestled in the heart of Cheshire's Historic District, offers women supportive, transformative, and discreet sober living. Two and three bedroom suites provide semi private living in a quiet community, just twenty minutes outside of New Haven and thirty minutes from West Hartford Center.

Residents at The Aurora House are provided full access to the services offered at the adjacent Aurora Center in an effort to provide a supported reintegration into substance free living. From career and educational counseling, to individual, group, and holistic therapies, residents are provided a full compliment of services. Most importantly, services are uniquely tailored to meet the individual needs of our residents. Each woman works with an Aurora Center clinician to design an individualized care plan specific to her life goals.

The freedom to begin again is one of the most simple and profound experiences of early recovery. Whether it is learning to manage walking around town with money in their wallets, repairing, maintaining and fostering new relationships, finding work, continuing education, or simply learning how to have fun in sobriety, women may find that each day presents a wide range of opportunities and challenges. At The Aurora House, women are guided through the rocky process of re-establishing meaningful lives with love, acceptance, and understanding



Residents are offered both private and shared bedrooms. Private bedrooms are equipped with one queen bed, and shared rooms offer two, full beds. Each bedroom is equipped with its own personal bathroom.



Full Access to
Aurora Center Services
The Aurora Center services are designed to effectively intercept the progression of addiction and assist clients in maintaining a life of substance free living.
Services include: individual therapy, multi-faceted group counseling, art therapy, therapeutic recreation, and family therapy.
The Aurora Center
Mind Body Spirit Program
Mindfulness meditation, yoga therapy, reiki,  guided imagery, and massage, are available to each woman residing at the Aurora House.
These therapies have proven successful in their ability to positively impact neurotransmitters in the brain, lower the levels of stress hormone cortisol, regulate mood, and help restore control over body and mind.
12-Step & Recovery Meetings

Over 15 meetings per week are located just minutes from The Aurora House.  In addition to the close proximity to meetings, a big book study group and womens' meeting is brought into the house each week.


Transportation is also provided to

12-step and refuge recovery meetings outside of the local area.

Vocational & Educational Counseling

The Aurora House provides specialized vocational and educational support services to in order to assist residents in expanding their opportunities to meaningfully direct the course of their lives.

We believe that sound educational and career planning must be individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each resident. Therefore, we employ Masters level experienced educational and vocational placement staff who will identify and examine residents’ vocational, educational, social and emotional needs as carefully as they determine the methods for meeting them. 

Transportation Services

The Aurora House provides transportation to recovery meetings, activities, and scheduled appointments within a 15 mile radius.  Additionally, The Aurora House is conveniently located on a public transportation route.


Residents may utilize personal transportation after an introductory period at The Aurora House  and consultation with the house manager and counselors involved in their care during their stay.

Unlimited Yoga Membership

Whether you are just beginning to add a yoga practice to your life in recovery, or looking for challenging classes to deepen and expand an existing practice, these classes will provide the individualized attention you need. 

Classes are scheduled at a variety of times throughout the day, every day, allowing you watch the sun rise while you practice in the morning or see it set in the evening classes.

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At The Aurora House, women are guided through the rocky process of re-establishing

meaningful lives with love, acceptance, and understanding. 



The Aurora House also helps clients access the following services as needed: 













“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”  


Cynthia Occelli