Support, Education and Rehabilitation Services

CHR believes everyone should have access to effective treatment, as well as planned, comprehensive supports for living, working, learning and participating fully in the community. CHR’s support, education and rehabilitation services help develop improved functioning, increased social contact and fewer relapses—contributing to a healthier quality of life.

Acquired Brain Injury Program

This program enables people with an acquired brain injury to live outside of institutions by providing community-based, non-medical services. Individuals must be eligible for services through either the Connecticut Department of Social Services, ABI Medicaid Waiver or the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services ABI.

Community Support Program and Recovery Pathways

These mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation services offer the supports necessary to assist people in achieving and maintaining the highest degree of independent functioning.

Court Support Services Family Violence Education Program

We offer court-ordered treatment for those with domestic violence offenses.

Housing Initiatives

We provide supportive housing services, which includes supports and help with housing.  Programs include:

  • Residential and Outreach Programs
  • Supportive Housing
  • Housing Assistance
  • Housing First for Families
  • Supportive Housing for Families - CHR contracts with The Connection as a partner agency for Supportive Housing for Families.  Supportive Housing for Families® provides services to families involved with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.  SHF® services are provided throughout the state.  CHR provides SHF® services in the greater Hartford area.  The SHF® mission "is to help DCF Families thrive by finding homes in safe, nurturing neighborhoods, achieving economic independence, developing healthy relationships, and providing their children with a stable and caring home environment."   The Connection, Inc. Supportive Housing For Families® program contracts with statewide partner agencies:

              Access Community Action Agency

             Birmingham Group

             Family and Children's Agency

             Wellmore Behavioral Health

             New Haven Home Recovery

             Wheeler Clinic

Nursing Home Diversion and Transition Program

This program identifies and transitions those who would otherwise be cared for in a nursing facility to more appropriate community-based services.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Clubhouses

This service provides settings for adults with serious mental illness to interact socially in a recovery-orientated environment. Vocational assessment, job placement and coaching, peer support and social and recreational activities are offered to empower individuals to develop skills that lead to gainful employment in the larger community. Individuals are referred to this program through other programs within the CHR system.

  • “We Can” Clubhouse – Manchester area
  • “Second Wind Clubhouse” – Enfield area

Supported Employment Services

This program assists individuals in exploring and realizing their educational and employment goals. Services include comprehensive vocational assessments, individual and group counseling and coordination with the business community to broaden each individual’s opportunities. Call 1-860-253-5020, ext. 233 for more information. Click here to download the Supported Employment Services informational brochure.

Young Adult Community Treatment

These case management and outreach services for young adults (18-25) support their integration into the community. Assistance includes help with establishing a living situation, clinical services and education and/or vocational planning. Individuals referred for services come through Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and are usually youth who have been in residential treatment through the Department of Children and Families, in foster care and/or in the juvenile justice system.


The “Reach” Warmline is a non-crisis, peer-support telephone service. Callers discuss concerns such as boredom, loneliness, fear and anxiety. Callers are directed to CHR’s Assessment Center should the need exceed peer communication.  The “Reach” Warmline operates from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, 365 days a year. Call 1-866-WARMCAL (1-866-927-6225).

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