Smilow Life Center


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.