Grant from Foundation for Community Health to Integrate Care
CMHA received a grant of $81,020 from the Foundation for Community Health to integrate behavioral health care with primary health care for children and families in the northwest corner of Connecticut, making treatment more accessible.
Sharon Hospital’s Regional Healthcare Associates Pediatrics will refer appropriate patients to CMHA’s licensed psychotherapists embedded within their own practice, and CMHA’s therapists will provide counseling services and will collaborate and consult with the pediatricians.
CMHA Is a Tobacco Free Agency
(CMHA) celebrated becoming an entirely tobacco free agency with a kickoff event on January 7 at the agency’s headquarters in New Britain. The program included testimonials from clients, information on quitting smoking and respiratory health, and a healthy lunch. As of January 7, 2013, all of CMHA’s 17 locations across central and northwest Connecticut will be smoke-free for clients and staff.
Left: President & CEO Ray Gorman (l) and Tobacco Free Advisory
Committee Chairperson/Adult Outpatient Psychologist Vamsi Koneru.
Above: The Tobacco Free Advisory Committee.
CMHA Attends Legislative Breakfast
CMHA staff attended the Region 8 Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA) Legislative Breakfast at CCARC in New Britain on December 17. The event gave nonprofit leaders the opportunity to discuss state budget cuts and other critical issues with area legislators.
|CT State Representative Catherine Abercrombie with CMHA President & CEO Ray Gorman||Claudette Pirruccio of CMHA’s Team Time Social Club, CT State Representative Whit Betts, and CMHA President & CEO Ray Gorman|
CT Community Foundation Supports Waterbury Program
The Connecticut Community Foundation donated $8,000 to benefit CMHA's Waterbury Child & Family Services new Outpatient Behavioral Health program. The funds will help to provide individual and group therapy to children who are at risk of hospitalization or institutionalization and are transitioning from more intensive services.
CT Community Foundation President & CEO Paula Van Ness (left) presented a check to Waterbury Child & Family Services Program Coordinator Suzanne DeRosa (center) and CMHA President & CEO Ray Gorman on December 17 at CMHA’s Waterbury office.