The Smilow Life Center provides medical, mental health, outpatient addiction treatment and job training services, as well as 16 units of
supportive housing apartments for people in need. The 19,000 square-foot renovation project included a complete refurbishment including
hazardous material abatement, reinforcing structure, elevator, new windows and roof and all new finishes. The project also involved
historic tax credits through the CT State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Named the Smilow Life Center after Philanthropist
Joel Smilow, the former glue-trap factory was transformed in less than 6 months.