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 Eastern Connecticut. We’re committed to providing hope to children, adults and families with mental health and substance use 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 32 locations and employ over 700 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 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
Amy S. Klein, Vice President of Human Resources
Stan Schapiro, Senior Vice President, Adult Services
Kathy Schiessl, Senior Vice President, Child and Family Services
Dr. Steven Madonick, Medical Director
CHR's BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair - G. Duncan Harris, Ed.D, Manchester Community College
Vice Chair - Jason Jakubowski, Hospital for Special Care
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
Theresa Hendricksen, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Ayesha Clarke, State of Connecticut, Department of Revenue Service
Matthew Hallisey, Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs, LLC
Rosemarie Miskavitch , Retired
Ruth Fortune, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
OUR ANNUAL REPORT
To view our 2014 Annual & Quality of Care Report, please click on the link: http://www.chrhealth.org/uploads/2013%20CHR%20Annual%20Report%20draft%2020%20pages%20FINAL%20ONLINE%20VERSION(3).pdf
To view our 2013 Annual & Quality of Care Report, please click on the link: /uploads/2012%20CHR%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Electronic(1).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.