ABOUT CMHA

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“We believe that [mental health organizations] like CMHA must be visible in the community so that people can feel empowered to access the quality care they deserve.”

Message from the President

Welcome to the website of Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. (CMHA). Dedicated to improving the quality of life for Connecticut’s residents, CMHA operates an extensive mental health and addiction services delivery system throughout the state. We have 40 years of experience as one of the largest behavioral health care providers in Connecticut, and we provide treatment for over 7,300 children, adolescents, and adults each year.

I started my career here at CMHA, and after serving for more than 30 years in health and human services, I am pleased to lead the agency as it grows and moves forward with a stronger and more positive momentum than ever before. With a continuum of quality services in welcoming, accessible locations all over the state, we are quickly becoming the provider of choice for all populations across Connecticut. And with an exciting and diverse work environment, we are also becoming the employer of choice for human service professionals in Connecticut.

We are changing lives every day here at CMHA, and we invite you to join us as partners in recovery. Together, we can ensure that each and every one of Connecticut’s residents who need mental health treatment receives the quality care they deserve.

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Raymond J. Gorman, President & CEO

Who we are and what we do.

CMHA is a leading provider of an integrated health and behavioral health care system for children, families, and adults. By fostering improvement in the quality of life for their clients, CMHA contributes to the well-being of the communities it serves.

Our History

From 1975 to 1983, CMHA (known as CCCMHA (Central CT Community Mental Health Affiliates), was a consortium mental health center and pass through funder composed of four affiliates. CCCMHA subcontracted with area community providers for the provision of behavioral health care.

In the early 1980’s, CCCMHA began providing direct care— case management and residential crisis services. In the 1990s, CCCMHA was disbanded and the new CMHA experienced exponential growth as it began to offer support services, including vocational and social rehabilitation programs.

Over the past two decades, CMHA has continued to develop and thrive. The past three years have been particularly fruitful and exciting for the agency and the people we serve, as CMHA purchased additional properties and consolidated programs, most notably relocating our headquarters to downtown New Britain, opening an office in the heart of Waterbury’s downtown, and remodeling our state of the art New Britain Social Club.

Thanks to the foresight and strategic planning of our management team and board of directors, CMHA is well positioned to continue our upward trajectory as the area’s leader in quality, compassionate behavioral health care.

Our Values

We approach all people with attitudes of nonjudgmental optimism, humor, humility, honesty, and compassion.

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Child & Family Services
Adult Outpatient
233 Main Street- 3rd Floor
New Britain, CT 06051

Child & Family: (860) 223-2778

Adult: (860) 224-8192

Administration
Community Support
Recovery Pathways

Community Connections for Survivors
Family-Based Recovery
Jail Diversion Program
Next Steps/Supported Housing/Employment
233 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
(860) 826-1358

Social Club/Psychosocial Rehabilitation
26 Russell Street
New Britain, CT 06052

(860) 826-4985

Community Connections for Survivors Program
29 Russell Street
New Britain, CT 06052

(860) 348-2307

Assertive Community Treatment Team
5 Hart Street
New Britain, CT 06052
(860) 229-4850

Transitional Living Center
33 Highlands Street, 4th Floor
New Britain, CT 06052
(860) 229-4840

Parkview 5
33 Highlands Street, 5th Floor
New Britain, CT 06052

(860) 223-1922

Intensive Assertive Community Treatment Team
235 Beaver Street
New Britain, CT 06051

(860) 224-2044

Transitional Youth Program (TYP)
111 Clinic Drive
New Britain, CT 06051

(860) 224-8880

Pleasant House Women's
Residential Program

New Britain, CT
(860) 348-2319

Towns Served

  • Andover
  • Avon
  • Barkhamsted
  • Beacon Falls
  • Bethel
  • Bethlehem
  • Berlin
  • Bloomfield
  • Bolton
  • Bridgewater
  • Bristol
  • Brookfield
  • Burlington
  • Canaan
  • Canton
  • Cheshire
  • Colebrook
  • Cornwall
  • Danbury
  • East Granby
  • East Windsor
  • Ellington
  • Enfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Goshen
  • Granby
  • Hartford
  • Hartland
  • Harwinton
  • Hebron
  • Kensington
  • Kent
  • Lakeville
  • Litchfield
  • Manchester
  • Marlborough
  • Middlebury
  • Morris
  • Naugatuck
  • New Britain
  • New Fairfield
  • New Hartford
  • Newington
  • New Milford
  • Newtown
  • Norfolk
  • North Canaan
  • Oxford
  • Plainville
  • Plymouth
  • Prospect
  • Redding
  • Ridgefield
  • Rocky Hill
  • Roxbury
  • Salisbury
  • Sharon
  • Sherman
  • Simsbury
  • Somers
  • Southbury
  • Southington
  • South Windsor
  • Stafford
  • Suffield
  • Thomaston
  • Tolland
  • Torrington
  • Vernon
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Waterbury
  • Watertown
  • West Hartford
  • Winchester
  • Windsor
  • Winsted
  • Wethersfield
  • Windsor Locks
  • Wolcott
  • Woodbury
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CMHA is a premier behavioral health care provider serving central and northwest Connecticut. As such, CMHA has received a gold seal of approval from the Joint Commission. CMHA’s Behavioral Health Home is the first Joint Commission accredited Behavioral Health Home in Connecticut and one of the first agencies in the nation to achieve this status.

Consistent with our dedication to being Connecticut’s leading comprehensive behavioral health provider for adults, children and families, CMHA has received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission. 

The Joint Commission, an independent healthcare accreditation organization, evaluates and accredits more than 16,000 hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country. The Gold Seal of Approval™ designation validates that CMHA meets or exceeds quality and safety standards.

By achieving and maintaining accreditation, we strengthen our quality of care, demonstrate our ongoing commitment and add a layer of trust and confidence for those using our services. For more information about The Joint Commission visit their website at www.jointcommission.org.

If you wish to report quality-of-care or safety concerns to the Joint Commission, you may do so electronically, via fax, or by regular mail.

Visit the Office of Quality & Patient Safety Website

Fax: (630) 792-5636

Mail:
Office of Quality & Patient Safety
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181