What started in the New Haven home of our Founder, Clifford W. Beers – Mental Health Connecticut, Inc. has grown into a statewide organization serving thousands of individuals and families with their home, health, purpose, and community goals. This would not be possible without our community, our supporters, and our dedicated staff.
Over 200 individuals from across the state make up our workforce. Each brings with them a unique set of skills and the unifying passion for helping others. The below video showcases just a few of our amazing employees and the environment we foster at MHC.
At Mental Health Connecticut, we follow a core set of values that aid our ability to communicate as a team and maintain a safe and welcoming work environment for our staff.
Safety. In our programs and across our staff and communities, safety is fundamental to individual growth and collective success. We are deeply committed to fostering environments that are safe for all: physically, emotionally, and creatively.
Respect. Everyone’s context and journey are different. We recognize, appreciate, and embrace our differences, assume positive intent, and meet each person and community where they are.
Support. Progress is advanced through everyday thoughtfulness and the persistent pursuit of new ideas and approaches. We create a culture of active listening, learning, sharing, and innovating, so we can better empower our staff and the individuals and communities we serve.
Accountability. In all that we do, we hold ourselves accountable to our purpose and charge. We operate with the highest ethical principles, employ best practices, and are a responsible steward of community resources.
Trust. Our mission is a shared journey. We strive to be good partners by building and sustaining trusting relationships with all whom we encounter.
creating safe environments
Our mission at MHC is to partner with individuals, families, and communities to create environments the support long-term health and wellness. One of the many ways we do this is by promoting an antiracist environment. Mental Health Connecticut recognizes that combatting racism and inequity is an ongoing commitment to society and a lifelong practice within our community. To ensure this work is a movement of progress and not a moment in time, the work requires both vigilance and patience in order to listen, learn, and take action. We pledge to work against racism in all forms for the safety and wellbeing of our employees, program participants, and the communities we serve across the state of Connecticut.
This pledge was created by MHC’s Equity, Social Justice & Antiracism (ESJA) Advisory Committee. Formed in the summer of 2020, this voluntary group of MHC employees from across the state meets monthly to discuss and address matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion within MHC. With an organization-wide commitment to creating environments that support long-term health and wellness, the mission of the ESJA Advisory Committee is to identify and create solution-based recommendations to MHC’s Executive Team to improve work culture with a focus on social justice, cultural humility, and equity for staff, program participants, and the communities we serve.