Advocacy and Support

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is a recovery-oriented state and federally funded healthcare agency which promotes the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through a network of statewide services which foster dignity, respect and self-sufficiency.

As a federally funded healthcare provider, DMHAS complies with state statutes and federal civil rights law and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Section 1557).

Services are provided by DMHAS state-operated facilities and funded service providers. For services in your area, visit the DMHAS Finding Services page to locate your town and the community in which you reside. 

State-Wide Advocacy Organizations:

DMHAS and DMHAS funded providers work with state-wide advocacy organizations which help people have their voices heard and their rights protected.  Links to these organization’s websites are as follows: 

DMHAS Resources:


Other Advocacy and Recovery Resources:


Other Resources:

Citizen Involvement:

Updated September 14, 2023