Mental Health Connecticut supports hope and achievement for people with mental health conditions through access to services and supports that promote the four pillars of recovery: (1) home, (2) health, (3) purpose, and (4) community. To this end, MHC provides the following services and supports:
MHC’s home-based services provide individualized supports for adults with mental health conditions in their homes and/or an environment in which they are comfortable. MHC’s home-based services can include the development of person-centered, goal-oriented, recovery plans, the development of goals to pursue community involvement and natural supports, skill building activities and residential supports to promote successful independent living, and engagement with family members.
Understanding that having a place to call home is vital to seeking and maintaining behavioral health treatment, MHC offers adults with mental health conditions a place to call home in the community through scattered-site supported housing, transitional housing and supervised apartments throughout Bridgeport, Danbury, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury and West Hartford. In addition to serving adults with mental health conditions, MHC offers population-specific residential services for young adults in Torrington and supervised apartments for people with mental health conditions who are deaf in West Hartford.
MHC also understands that employment and educational opportunities give people purpose. Through supported employment and education, MHC works with people with mental health conditions to engage them work or school to ultimately gain competitive employment, work alongside people with and without disabilities, and experience the social, financial and intellectual benefits of employment and furthering one’s education.
MHC’s toll-free number, 1-800-842-1501, ext. 10, offers Connecticut residents information about support groups, mental health information, behavioral health serving across the life span, crisis services, and other mental health resources that may be helpful as one travels along the path of recovery.
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MHC’s Independence Center (IC) promotes value, respect and meaningful relationships, which are integral to engaging in the community. The IC offers an environment for individuals with mental health conditions to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve their goals and realize recovery. Health and wellness play an integral role in all aspects of the IC, and daily workshops provide members with supports that can positively impact their recovery journey, showcase individual purpose.
• Independence Center Fact Sheet (PDF)
MHC also offers Deaf Rec, a social club that brings people who are deaf from all walks of life together to engage in community-based, recreational activities, including visiting local museums, going bowling, eating at restaurants, and attending local fairs and festivals. Deaf Rec is designed to engage the Deaf community in mainstream activities that promote health, wellness and connection to their communities.
• Deaf Services Fact Sheet (PDF)
mental health waiver
Through the Mental Health Waiver program, the State of Connecticut offers an array of home and community-based services. These services assist Medicaid eligible adults with serious mental health conditions with living successfully in the community and avoiding institutional care.
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) provides services and supports to address the specific needs of people who are dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental health conditions.
information and referral line
MHC’s toll-free number offers Connecticut residents information about support groups, mental health information, behavioral health services across the life span, crisis services, and other mental health resources that may be helpful as one travels along the path of recovery.
To access this free service, contact 1-800-842-1501, ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
mental health concierge
Offered throughout Connecticut, Mental Health Concierge is a unique service which offers in-home, one-on-one, community-based rehabilitative services that support and promote recovery and complement services covered by private insurance.