Thank you to everyone who joined us at New Britain Stadium on June 23 for our 4th annual Run for Recovery: Bee a Champion for Mental Health!
Despite a few raindrops, we had a wonderful time, and we're grateful to all of you for supporting mental health and addiction recovery.


View more photos from the morning on our Facebook page HERE.

Check out CMHA staff and clients promoting the race in the media.

New Britain Herald: June 13

CMHA's Amy Ogle on WTIC radio with Steve Parker: June 16




2018 5K Sponsor Banner


From 2015-2017, CMHA participated in a TAG practice improvement initiative to enhance and enrich our agency.
TAG stands for Trauma-informed And Gender responsive care. When we talk about TAG, we mean much more than trauma-specific services. It’s about all parts of the experience with CMHA: from your first contact with staff to what you see and hear as you sit in the waiting room to incorporating staff and client feedback.

To be trauma-informed and gender responsive, an agency must incorporate knowledge about trauma—its prevalence, impact and the complex paths to recovery and healing —into every aspect of its contacts, activities, relationships and physical settings.Gender responsive care recognizes that all people have different needs and priorities, and that trauma occurs within the context of gender.
Gender differences often include type of trauma exposure and reaction to trauma, so treatment needs often vary.

Trauma-informed principles are:

  • Safety: Ensuring that clients feel physically and emotionally safe as they come into the treatment environment and that staff are safe too.
  • Trustworthiness: Clients know that providers will ensure that services are clear and consistent and that appropriate boundaries (especially interpersonal ones) are maintained.
  • Choice: Client preference in routine practices and crisis situations will be prioritized.
  • Collaboration: Client input will be considered in the service delivery practice and decisions so that a collaborative relationship will be encouraged between clients and providers.
  • Empowerment: Services are developed and delivered to maximize client empowerment, recognizing strengths and building skills that will enable a successful transition from services.

TAG Comm 12.17
A few members of our TAG committee: Reagan Flyg, Saidou Hann, Gabi Andrukiewicz, Heather Paluso,
Jessica Antunes, and Chairperson Dina Anderson.


CMHA was the winner of the first annual Hartford Brackets for Good tournament, a March Madness style online giving challenge among Hartford nonprofits. Throughout the 5-week tournament, CMHA raised more than $46,000 and won the grand prize of $10,000.

CMHA celebrated winning the Brackets for Good tournament with a banner hanging ceremony at the agency's future home at 227 Main Street in downtown New Britain.

Thank you to Beacon Prescriptions of New Britain, who will be the lead sponsor of CMHA's Run for Recovery for the third year in a row! Owner Todd DeGroff is a member of CMHA's board, and we're proud to partner with Todd and his team to care for our clients.

CMHA's Run for Recovery: Bee a Champion for Mental Health is on June 10 at CCSU. Click here to register.