Creating Hope in the
Lives of Others.
Community Health Resources' (CHR) mission is to help adults, children and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life through an array of community based mental health, substance use, child welfare, supported housing, foster care, prevention and wellness services and integrated care. Our name embodies our commitment to community based care, utilizing all available resources to achieve change, and instill hope for a healthy, happy and productive future. CHR is proud to provide services that achieve Real Quality with Real Results.
CHR’s history dates back to the 1960s, and since its creation, has become a trusted community resource and well-respected service provider. We employ over 700 experienced staff members who provided services to more than 20,000 individuals in the past year. We offer effective, accesible and affordable behavioral healthcare through 80 programs and 32 locations.
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 Brochure 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.
Jaquel Patterson, Vice President of Operations
Stan Schapiro, Senior Vice President, Adult Services
Kathy Schiessl, Senior Vice President, Child and Family Services
Dr. Steven Madonick, Medical Director
Maureen McGuire, Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and Communications
Turkessa Antrum, Vice President of Human Resources
CHR's BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair - Jason Jakubowski, Hospital for Special Care
Vice Chair - G. Duncan Harris, Ed.D, Manchester Community College
Treasurer- Cherie Trice, First Niagara Financial Group
Secretary - Cheryl Curtis, College of Education, University of Hartford (retired)
John Perkins, Hartford Public Schools
Penni Micca, Interval House*
Ivette Rivera-Dreyer, Manchester Community College
Steven Erickson, Whittlesey & Hadley, CPA*
Ayesha Clarke, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Service
Ruth Fortune, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Laura Tordenti, Central Connecticut State University*
Steven Taylor, Webster Bank*
Geoff Luxenberg, The Vinci Group, LLC
OUR ANNUAL REPORT
To view our 2014 Annual & Quality of Care Report, please click on the link: /uploads/CHR_2014Annual%20Report_4website.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. 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.