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Only Nonprofit in CT to Secure 2 CCBHC Grants

Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency, was recently awarded three prestigious federal grants to meet the needs of children, families and adults in the aftermath of the pandemic. CHR competed nationally for all three grants, each of which is administered by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

“This vital funding will sustain recovery-focused programs in the northcentral part of the state, launch new services for people of all ages in northeastern Connecticut, and bring trauma-focused care to youth in more than half of the state,” said Heather Gates, President and CEO of CHR. “We are very proud to be offering these important services, especially now.”

Two CCBHC Awards

CHR is the only agency in CT to receive two Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grants in the recent round of SAMHSA funding. CCBHC funding is designed to support comprehensive agencies like CHR that offer a wide range of mental health and substance use services for people of all ages. The CCBHC grants are highly competitive and each total $4 million over four years.

Learn more in a recent interview with CHR’s Courtney Sheehan, LPC, Senior Program Director, and Michael Asinas, LCSW, Service Director of the Child and Family Division, with Wayne Norman of WILI here.

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