Western CT Mental Health Network
WCMHN Administrative Offices
55 West Main Street, Suite 410
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-805-6400 (Phone)   203-805-6432 (FAX)

Deborah Lawrence
Deborah Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer  
The Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN) was formed in 1996 by the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), in order to coordinate clinical, fiscal and administrative oversight of Region 5 contracted and state-operated mental health services. Within this service system, there are three state-operated Local Mental Health Authorities, which are located in Waterbury, Danbury and Torrington. In partnership with the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network they provide and coordinate local clinical services. Over 200 staff including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation and mental health workers provide services for persons with a long-term mental illness.
In addition, the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network contracts with an array of private not-for-profit agencies, including five general hospitals to provide mental health services to the adult population of nearly 600,000 living within the northwest corner of Connecticut.

Approximately 7,000 clients receive services in a variety of programs, including peer support programs, recovery services, supported employment, homeless services, residential, crisis services, jail diversion, outpatient, case management, Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACTT) and young adult services.

The Western Connecticut Mental Health Network’s mission is to provide a comprehensive and effective recovery-oriented system of mental health and addiction services that promotes self-sufficiency, dignity, cultural sensitivity and respect.

Western Connecticut Mental Health Network is committed to the following values:

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A ccess
N  ew Opportunities
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E  mpowerment