Capitol Region Mental Health Center


Clients, family members, and clinicians can seek information or make referrals for residential or vocational services by calling the Residential and Vocational Clearinghouse at (860-297-0847).  The websites of agencies with their names highlighted in blue can be directly accessed by clicking on the name of the agency. 

American School for the Deaf—Adult Vocational Services

Provides a variety of vocational services to adults who are deaf and may have other disabilities. Services include vocational evaluations, community situational assessments, job placement, supported employment, community employment services. supported living arrangements, and services for families and children. We work closely with DMHAS, DSS/BRS, DMR, DCF and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. AVS are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Contact: 139 North Main St. West Hartford, CT 06107 Tel. 860-570-2383.

Asian Family Services

Asian Family Services, an outpatient clinic, offers counseling and support services to people from many cultures. Individual or family therapy is provided to help clients learn new skills to cope with a variety of life issues such as domestic violence, drug addiction, losses, parent-child conflict, and problem gambling. Psychiatric consultation and medication management are available to clients with short-term or chronic mental health issues. Additional services include mental health and substance abuse evaluation, care coordination with healthcare providers and community organizations, and advocacy with state agencies. Staff members speak Vietnamese, Cambodian, Japanese, Hindi, Pashto, and Persian.

Contact Zee: 1921 Park St.  Hartford, CT 06106 Tel. 860-951-8770 ext.232

Center City Churches, Inc.

Founded in 1969, Center City Churches provides services in three areas: basic needs, children and families, and special populations. Our mission: Center City Churches, in partnership with others, strengthens community in Hartford by responding faithfully to people in need through programs that changes lives and renew human possibility. Programs include: Manna, providing nutrition for homeless individuals, meals for seniors on weekends, emergency food, fuel and assistance for families; Center for Youth, an after-school tutoring and arts enrichment program at two elementary schools, plus a family resource center; and Peter’s Retreat, housing and support for people with AIDS.

Contact Paul Christie, Executive Director, Barbara Shaw, Director, Programs and Volunteers, Kathy Cooley, Director, Development and Communications, Ronald Krom, Program Director, Peter's Retreat  at 40 Pratt St. Suite 210;   Hartford, CT 06103  at 860-728-3201

Center for Human Development-Connecticut Outreach

CT Outreach assists individuals, who have serious mental illness and live in their own apartments, to live as independently as possible. Individuals admitted to this program must be at least 18 years old and not be a danger to self or others in the community. Using an assertive community outreach team approach, staff provide individualized, consumer centered services including locating and securing apartments, money management, medication monitoring, case management, ADL’s (cooking, shopping etc.) social and recreational activities, and more. Staff involved in the Special Populations program, as well as providing necessary ‘start-up’ services (buying furniture, utilities hook-up, etc). On-going services include acting as both financial administrators and money management educators.

Contact Tuoc Phan, 327 Hamilton St. Hartford,  CT 06106 at 860-951-3325

Chrysalis Center, Inc.

Chrysalis Center is a private, non-profit behavioral health agency which provides services to individuals and families who are struggling with severe mental illness, substance abuse, HIV+AIDS, and/or homelessness. Staff work in partnership with clients to support them in the recovery processes that lead to self-sufficiency. Community Case Management Services, Community Employment Services and Community Based Rehabilitation Services are provided to clients to assist them to achieve and maintain good mental and physical health, safe and affordable housing, daily living and job skills, employment, and social support networks.

Contact: 255 Homestead Avenue, P.O. Box 320613, Hartford, CT 06132-0613 at 860-263-4400 or e-mail at

C.W. Resources, Inc.

CW Resources, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization providing an extensive network of vocational services. CW’s work centers located in Greater Hartford, West Hartford, New Britain, Groton, New London, Bristol and Waterbury are staffed with people committed to support the uniqueness and diversity of each individual to foster optimal growth and employment independence. Services include: career development and individual competitive employment.

Contact Norma Rodriguez, Rehabilitation Counselor, 17A Andover Drive, West Hartford, CT 06110, 953-0747 or Sandra Lavoy, VP of Community Services 200 Myrtle St. New Britain, CT 06053 at 860-229-7700.

Easter Seals Greater Hartford Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Easter Seals Greater Hartford is a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility and has been offering services to individuals with disabilities since 1948. Our mission is to provide comprehensive medical and vocational services to people with multiple, complex, and/or chronic disabilities in order to maximize their independence and self-sufficiency.

Vocational counselors work with individuals to identify the services that will best help meet their goals. Programs and services are tailored to meet an individual’s needs with the goal to restore each individual to his/her fullest potential.

Supported Employment-Participants obtain individualized assistance in selecting, obtaining, and keeping community employment.

Supported Education-Comprehensive academic and support services are provided for people enrolled in a variety of educational programs.

Contact Susan Zee 100 Deerfield Rd. Windsor, CT 06095 at 860-714-9500.

Hartford Behavioral Health

Hartford Behavioral Health (HBH) is a leader in offering culturally competent behavioral health services for ethnic and racial minority families with low and moderate incomes living in the Hartford area. Services include a psychiatric outpatient treatment center, (mental health and substance abuse), case management, and homeless prevention services. Additionally, the AMIR (African Men In Recovery) program is a substance abuse treatment program designed for men of African origin who are at risk of infection of HIV/AIDS. HBH also offers innovative services for youth (ages 9-17) and their parents called Multisystemic Therapy. All services are available in English and Spanish. HBH operates days and some evenings at two locations in Hartford: 2550 Main St., and 1 Main St. For more information

Contact:   Director of Outpatient  Services at 860-548-0101.

The Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital’s, Mental Health Network

As part of Hartford Hospital, the Institute of Living is a leading not-for profit center for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric, and addiction disorders. Comprehensive services include outpatient, partial hospital, residential (supervised living), in-patient, crisis intervention, consultation, as well as he Grace S. Webb School. Specialty programs include the Addiction Recovery Service, Adult Programs, the Anxiety Disorders Center, the Child and Adolescent Program, the Eating Disorders Program, the Geriatric Program, the Program for Professionals, the Dialectic Behavior Therapy program,  the Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Center, and the Assessment Center.

Contact Margaret Meskill, Psy.D., Adult Out-patient Clinic at 860-545-7330 or Arthur Guerra, APRN at  Todd House at  860-545-7053.

Mental Health Association of Connecticut-Robinson House

The Mental Health Assoc. of CT, Inc. has designed a 24-hour group home and specialized apartment program to provide mentally ill deaf adults with housing in a community settings. Support services include instruction in adult day living skills, case management services, assistance with accessible and non-accessible community resources, and community integration. The program provides specialized and individualized services to enable deaf persons with mental illness, the least restrictive alternatives to community living.

Contact information:  96-98 South Quaker La. West Hartford, CT 06119 Voice-860-232-0818 or TTY 860-232-7583.

Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation

Mercy Housing and Shelter, a non-profit organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, responds to the needs of those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing them with food, housing, shelter, education, and support services in an atmosphere that respects each person. Mercy Housing and Shelter advocates of behalf of individuals while challenging injustice in social systems.

Mercy Housing and shelter provides a continuum of care for homeless individuals and families to help them make the transition from loneliness and dependency to becoming self-supporting, contributing members of the community.

Services include the following:

  1. Neighborhood Services Friendship Center (Soup Kitchen, Day Shelter) and Family Center (Preschool, After School and Family/Parent Support Programs)

  2. St. Elizabeth House Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Program.

  3. Mental Health Services Community Respite and supportive Housing programs.

  4. Supportive Housing Services for individuals and families with HIV/AIDS. 

Contact Sister Patricia McKeon, Executive Director, or David Martineau, Director of Programs, 211 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114 860-724-7988. 

My Sisters’ Place

My Sisters’ Place is a non-profit agency founded in 1982 to service Hartford’s homeless who have few places to turn. We provide guidance and empowerment to

homeless women and children in addition to providing services to single men and women who are homeless, mentally ill, low-income or who require medical assistance. We have several programs that connect and bridge people from homelessness or risk of homelessness, to temporary and permanent housing. Individuals must be willing to set goals, participate in education or job training, be motivated to improve their quality of life

and contribute to their community.

Contact Florence Ehibor-Cole at My Sisters’ Place 102 Pliny Street Hartford, CT 06120 or telephone 860-549-1634.

Phoenix Club Inc.

Phoenix Club provides social and other quality of life enhancing activities for people with psychiatric disabilities residing in Avon, Canton, Simsbury, Farmington or West Hartford. The Club is an independent, consumer driven all volunteer organization. Membership is free and open to consumers of mental health services. Members elect officers who plan activities and report to a board of directors. All services are designed to increase socialization, independence, the responsibility and leadership of its members. For more information call 860-231-2603.

Root Center for Advanced Recovery (a trade name of The Hartford Dispensary)

The Root Center for Advanced Recovery (a trade name of The Hartford Dispensary)-Intensive Case Management Program, provides a community based case management approach to individuals with co-occurring diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and mental illness.

Case Management includes:

  • Community based approach with the use of home visits and working with the client in their environment.
  •  Clinical coordination of physician, psychiatric and healthcare services.
  •  Individualized treatment plans with a full assessment of client strengths and needs.
  •  Supportive client counseling.
  •  Monitoring and documenting of service delivery to assess client progress.

Bi-lingual-English/Spanish services available.

Contact information:   Root Center for Advanced Recovery (a trade name of The Hartford Dispensary),  345 Main St. Hartford, CT 06106 at 860-525-2181.

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