Advocacy and Support
As a recovery-oriented healthcare provider, DMHAS works with advocacy and other organizations to help people access effective mental health and substance use disorder recovery and treatment services.
DMHAS, along with other federally funded healthcare providers, complies with federal civil rights law and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex (Affordable Care Act 1557).
To find services in your area, visit our Finding Services page to locate your town and the region your town is located in.
State-Wide Advocacy Organizations:
- Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.
- The Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc (CLRP)
- Disability Rights Connecticut
- Office of Recovery Community Affairs
- Advance Directives for Mental Health
- Office of the Commissioner, Client Rights and Grievance Specialist
- CT Military Support Program (MSP)
- Problem Gambling Services
Other Advocacy and Support Resources:
- Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (pdf)
- Connecticut Association of Centers for Independent Living (CACIL)
- Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
- Connecticut Region of Narcotics Anonymous
- CT Dept. of Social Services: Insurance and Entitlements
- Family Support Services
- INFOLINE 2-1-1
- Keep the Promise Coalition
- National Alliance on Mental Illness - Connecticut (NAMI-CT)
- Office of the Healthcare Advocate
- Recovery Innovations for Pursuing Peer Leadership and Empowerment (RIPPLE)
- Social Clubs
- Statewide 800 #s
- Suicide Prevention Resources
- TOIVO by Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.
- Warm Lines
- Alcoholics Anonymous (CT site)
- Consumer Toolkit for Navigating Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Care Through Your Health Insurance Plan
- Connecticut Clearinghouse
- Connecticut Women's Consortium
- Courage to Speak Foundation, Inc.
- Governor's Prevention Partnership
- Mental Health Connecticut
- Turning Point CT
- "You and Your Mental Wellness" by Victoria Molta (Cable Series)