In 1908, our founder, Clifford W. Beers established the Connecticut Society for Mental Hygiene in order to combat discrimination against individuals with mental health conditions, to better advocate for their rights and dignities, and begin an organization that has grown to serve nearly 1,000 individuals a day through person centered care, advocacy, and community education. With facilities in six regions of the state, over 200 employees, and the potential to reach every individual across the state, the staff and volunteers of Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) continue to work to ensure every Connecticut resident has access to the services and supports they need to achieve overall health and wellness.
MHC partners with individuals, their families, and the surrounding communities to create environments that support long-term health and wellness. We measure success by our ability to help individuals obtain a safe home, achieve whole health, realize a meaningful purpose, and develop connections in the community. With your support, MHC can continue to expand its impact across the state and help others reach their personal goals for wellness.
how can you help?
Your support could help someone find their way forward, knowing they are not alone on their journey toward wellness. From a monthly donation, to creating a fundraiser event, to donating in memory of a loved one, there are so many ways you can make a difference!
Donate through our secure giving portal (Network for Good) and make a one-time, monthly, or annual gift today! You will have the option to designate your gift to a specific program, fund, or to be used as needed (unrestricted).
Creating a fundraiser is easy with MHC’s personal fundraiser portal. Sign up today and access our list of over 100 fundraising ideas to help inspire your efforts!
MHC accepts gift cards, items for our food pantries, art and gardening supplies, and the donation of services to benefit our program participants.
Every time you shop using AmazonSmile.com, 0.5% of your purchase goes to support MHC. Add an item from our Charity list to your cart to have needed supplies shipped directly to our facilities.
Start a Facebook fundraiser to encourage your friends and family to join you in supporting MHC for your birthday, anniversary, or any occasion year round.
Donations may be made in honor of a loved one to celebrate their life or in memory of someone no longer with us. In lieu of flowers, a request for donations may be stated as an alternative tribute.
Want to give back to a great cause as part of your upcoming celebration? Tell us about your upcoming celebration and MHC staff will create a custom celebration page for you to share with your guests so that they may donate to MHC in lieu of gifts for your wedding, shower, or holiday party.
On May 1, 2020, join us for MHC’s annual fundraiser event, “Art of Wellbeing: Truth be Told.” You can support this event by becoming a sponsor, purchasing a ticket for a program participant, or donating a bottle for our wine pull.
We also welcome donations via check, made payable to “Mental Health Connecticut,” which can be mailed to:
61 South Main Street, Suite 100
West Hartford, CT 06107
Are you passionate about making mental health and wellness a priority in your community? Are you looking to join a dynamic, caring group of volunteers who are making a difference in the mental health world through fundraising, awareness events, and promotional efforts? Join us!
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) currently has open positions on its Development Committee. We are seeking individuals who are interested in learning and applying skills in relationship building, community engagement, marketing, promotion, social media, events, and fundraising.
Individuals will be asked to attend monthly meetings and sign up for various volunteering tasks and activities that are based on their interest level and time commitment. The members of the Development Committee not only support the mission and vision of MHC, but create yearly personal goals and identify contributions that will result in their individual development and growth.
together, we are making a difference
We value the support of each and every donor and fundraiser. Thanks to you, we are able to provide the necessary wellness programs for our program participants that help to build life skills that create independence and confidence, create new ways of coping with trauma and day to day obstacles, and collaborate on personalized methods of healing that will aid in the recovery process.
Thanks to you, we are able to continue expanding our offerings to the community to spread awareness and education for individuals from all walks of life about the importance of mental health and wellness. Every dollar raised is an opportunity for us to do more for each other, support our goals for wellness, and improve a little more each and every day. Together, we are making a difference.
Mental Health Connecticut serves over 3,800 individuals in the state of Connecticut. MHC cares about the mental health and well-being of every Connecticut resident. As advocates, educators and service providers, we at MHC support hope for our clients and our communities across the state.
The Mental Health Connecticut Blog is a forum for Connecticut residents to share their experiences with mental health and wellbeing.
Assist with administrative tasks and external correspondence designed to educate the community about mental health issues, as well as other volunteer positions at our organization.