Creating Hope in the
Lives of Others.
Community Health Resources (CHR) is a growing, non-profit, community-based behavioral health agency providing services in Central and Northeastern Connecticut. We’re committed to providing hope to children, adults and families who struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues.
CHR’s history dates back to the 1960s, starting with a small grant in the town of Enfield, Connecticut. From that beginning, we’ve grown to become a well-respected service provider and trusted community resource. Today we offer more than 80 programs, operate out of 30 locations and employ nearly 600 dedicated professionals. This means greater access to quality services when and where they are needed most.
As we anticipate changing needs, we will offer new programs, recruit exceptional staff, collaborate with other providers, and explore new funding sources. The driving force of our growth continues to be meeting the needs of those we serve.
Download our Capabilities Brocure to find out how at CHR, everything we do begins with HOPE.
Casting Our Vision
Guided by compassion and respect, our mission is to transform lives by offering hope. CHR’s Senior Management Team is directly responsible for ensuring this happens. As experts in their respective fields, each brings years of training and experience to providing the highest standard of quality services.
Jill P. Benson, Vice President of System Operations
Alyssa Goduti, Vice President of Business Development and Communications
Amy S. Klein, Vice President of Human Resources
Stan Schapiro, Senior Vice President, Adult Services
Kathy Schiessl, Senior Vice President, Child and Family Services
Sabrina Trocchi, Senior Vice President of Health Care and System Operations
CHR's BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Front Row Sitting (left to right) - Cheryl Curtis, Secretary (Retired -University of Hartford); Heather Gates, President & CEO; Ivette Rivera-Dreyer,
Manchester Community College; Jack Davis, Past Chair (Retired - Hallmark);
Back Row Standing (left to right) - Theresa Hendricksen, RN, MS (Connecticut Children's Medical Center); John Perkins, Treasurer (Hartford Public Schools); Jason Jakubowski (Hospital for Special Care); Paul Bushey (Social Security Administration); Steve Erickson, CPA (Whittlesey & Hadley); G. Duncan Haris, Ed.D., Vice Chair (Manchester Community College)
Not pictured - Cherie Trice, Chair (First Niagra Private Client Services); Penni Micca (Manchester Police Department); Jason Guilietti (UConn Foundation);
OUR ANNUAL REPORT
To view our 2012 Annual & Quality of Care Report, please click on the link: /uploads/2012%20CHR%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Electronic(1).pdf
To view our 2011 Annual Report, please click on the link: /uploads/Annual%20Report%202011%202-8-12.pdf
Our Commitment to Excellence
Consistent with our dedication to being Connecticut’s most comprehensive behavioral health provider for adults, children and families, CHR has received a Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission.
The Joint Commission, an independent healthcare accreditation organization, evaluates and accredits more than 16,000 hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country. The Gold Seal of Approval™ designation validates that CHR meets or exceeds quality and safety standards.
By achieving and maintaining accreditation, we strengthen our quality of care, demonstrate our ongoing commitment and add a layer of trust and confidence for those using our services. For more information about The Joint Commission visit their website at www.jointcommission.org.
If you wish to report quality-of-care or safety concerns to the Joint Commission you may do so online, by e-mail, fax or regular mail.
Office of Quality Monitoring, (630) 792-5636
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
CHR accepts Medicaid, HUSKY Part A & Part B, Medicare and most major health insurances as partial or full payment for services. A sliding scale fee, based on an individual’s or family’s ability to pay for services, is available. CHR receives program funding, in part, from the Connecticut Departments of Children and Families, Mental Health and Addiction Services, Public Health, Social Services, Court Support Service Division and the United Way. We continue to diversify our funding resources, competing for federal grants, establishing relationships with donors and holding events that highlight the needs of those we serve. CHR has also strengthened the organization’s capacity through strategic planning and sound financial policies. Through these initiatives, strong leadership and community support, we continue to listen to the changing needs of those we serve and deliver a broad scope of exceptional services.