New Britain, CT – CMHA is proud to announce a donation of $100,000 from the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation for renovations to the agency’s new home at 233 Main Street in downtown New Britain.
CMHA’s purchase of The Plaza, formerly owned by the ACMAT corporation, in September of 2018 has enabled the nonprofit to reduce operating costs while streamlining services and providing more coordinated care to clients. This move brought more than 200 jobs to downtown New Britain and enhanced the community’s access to treatment. CMHA offers more than 35 programs at 233 Main Street, varying from outpatient therapy for children, adults, and families to vocational, housing, and case management services.
“We’re grateful that generous funders like the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation have invested in the future of our agency,” said CMHA President & CEO Ray Gorman. “This move is a watershed moment in CMHA’s history, and it will have a lasting positive impact on the health of our community for years to come.”
CMHA has been a significant local employer in New Britain for more than 40 years, serving 6,000 clients annually and purchasing millions of dollars’ worth of local goods and services from central Connecticut vendors. Now on Main Street, CMHA joins the revitalization efforts of downtown New Britain as it becomes a transit-oriented hub of commerce, subsequently transforming 233 Main Street into an accessible, integrated behavioral health facility that provides state-of-the-art recovery and wellness care to individuals across their lifespan.
CMHA Board Treasurer Hunter Mathena, Board President Todd DeGroff, and President & CEO Ray Gorman visited the Foundation’s offices in West Hartford to accept the check from Hoffman Foundation President Marion L. Barrak (pictured at right beside a portrait of the late Marion O. and Maximilian E. Hoffman).
The Hoffman Foundation was established in 1982 by Marion O. Hoffman in memory of her husband, Maximilian E. Hoffman, who died in 1981. Maximilian Hoffman earned his fortune as one of the first distributors of foreign cars in the United States.