Western CT Mental Health Network - Danbury Area
78 Triangle Street, Bldg. I-4
Danbury, CT 06810
203-448-3200, 203-448-3199 (FAX)

  WCMHN-Danbury Area

The Western CT Mental Health Network - Danbury Area (WCMHN-Danbury Area), under the umbrella of the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network, is responsible for the clinical, fiscal and administrative oversight of state-operated and contracted agencies providing mental health and addiction services in the Greater Danbury area.  The WCMHN-Danbury Area is one of DMHAS' state operated, community-based providers in the state.  The Greater Danbury area is comprised of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Newtown, New Fairfield, New Milford, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, and Sherman.

**No one will be denied service for inability to pay. Medicaid and Medicare accepted. Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) facilities will not discriminate in the provision of health care services to an individual. Click here for the full policy.**

WCMHN-Danbury Area - Operated Programs

Intake Services:   Intakes are performed by licensed clinicians who assess individuals requesting services of the WCMHN-Danbury Area.  Individuals eligible for DMHAS services are admitted into the program which best meets their determined level of care needs. 

Outpatient Services: Our Outpatient Services team provides trauma sensitive and recovery oriented behavioral health and addiction assessment and evaluation, recovery planning, case management, individual and group therapy, and medication monitoring.  Additionally, the treatment team provides access to integrated care which assists individuals in addressing and improving their physical health needs in conjunction with their behavioral health and addiction needs.  

Young Adult Services Program:  The Young Adult Services Program provides clinically appropriate, trauma-sensitive, recovery-oriented services to clients age 25 and under.  Young Adult Services provides an array of flexible age and developmentally appropriate services at varying levels of care to meet individuals’ individualized needs.  These services are multidisciplinary community-based services, which include individual therapy, group and family treatment, case management, psychosocial skill development and rehabilitative services.  Additionally, intensive outreach, proactive engagement, multidimensional support and independent living skill development are provided to individuals consistent with their level of development and functioning.

Behavioral Health Homes:  The Behavioral Health Home model of care serves to improve clients health outcomes through comprehensive care management and care coordination.

Jail Diversion Program:  The Jail Diversion Program is a collaboration between Waterbury Court (GA-4), Bantam Court (GA-18) Danbury Court (GA-3) and the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (WCMHN).  The mission of the program is to identify and facilitate clinical alternatives to incarceration for defendants with mental and substance abuse disorders, when appropriate, and to facilitate continuation of treatment or timely referrals and linkage to treatment services, both in the community and in jail.  Licensed mental health professionals located in regional courthouses provide immediate assessment and referral to clinical services for individuals with mental health and substance abuse disorders during pre-arraignment lock-up, while out on bond or on a Promise to Appear.  Jail Diversion clinicians collaborate with court personnel to ensure that the individual's treatment needs are considered in determining a disposition.  The clinician also provides linkage to community and Department of Correction treatment providers to address the individual's treatment needs.  These court clinicians also refer to the spectrum of services offered by the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network and its contracted providers to find the best match between the individual and a community services provider.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program:  The Western Connecticut Mental Health Network offers services regionally to individuals with acquired or traumatic brain injury (ABI/TBI).  A Community Integration Specialist (social worker) provide assistance to ABI/TBI individuals by facilitating the initiation, coordination and implementation of community-based services. Eligible individuals access these services through referral. Consultation and advocacy are also offered as an integral part of the program.

Housing and Homeless Services and Shelter Plus Care:  Western Connecticut Mental Health Network offers these services throughout our Network. Our housing program is responsible to administer and manage housing vouchers for an identified population experiencing homelessness.  Through support and collaboration with these individuals and non-profit community providers and local landlords we strive to create a successful housing experience and integration for community living.  The Shelter Plus Care Program provides rental assistance to persons/families that are homeless with disabilities.

Family Support Night: 1st Thursday of each month, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at Catholic Charities, 24 Grassy Plain Street, Bethel, CT 06801 - (203) 748-0848.

Contracted Programs

The WCMHN-Danbury Area has contracts with the following agencies in the Greater Danbury Area:  Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Danbury Hospital/Nuvance, Ability Beyond, Mental Health Connecticut, Guardian Ad Litem Services and Center for Human Development.

Residential Support Services:  Residential Support Services are provided in individuals' own apartment or in a supervised living setting.  Residential services assist individuals in finding and maintaining housing.  Residential Support Services also provide recovery planning, referral to additional services and advocacy.  Services provided help individuals develop and strengthen skills  necessary to successfully  live in the community.  Based on the individual's needs, services may include skill building with money management, budgeting, cooking, cleaning, shopping, medication monitoring and other activities of daily living.   Supported and supervised Residential Services are provided in Greater Danbury through Mental Health Connecticut, Ability Beyond and Center for Human Development.

Employment Services:  Employment Services assist individuals in securing and maintaining employment opportunities of their choice.  Services includes assessment, job seeking, job placement, on the job support, career development and graduation. Each of these activities prepares individuals for independent employment. 

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County through its New Heights program provides social programming assisting clients in improving their social network while building their confidence and self-esteem.  These services address quality of life and support community living.  The services vary but may include pre-employment activities, social functions, educational events, advocacy and peer support. 

Outpatient Services:  Outpatient Services provide behavioral health and addiction assessment and evaluation, treatment planning, medication management, case management and therapy.  Services are provided by appointment but can be accessed during emergency situations.  Nuvance Health/ Danbury Hospital provides Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospital Services, MCCA, and McCall/Travisano Services provides outpatient services.

Community Support Programs (CSP):  CSP services focus on building and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with the individual while delivering rehabilitative skill building interventions and activities.  CSP services also facilitate connections to community recovery supports and emphasize individual choice, goals and recovery path.  CSP includes a comprehensive range of rehabilitation services most of which are provided in non-office settings.  Services are focused on skill building with a goal of maximizing self-management skills and independence.  Community-based treatment enables the team to become intimately familiar with the individual's surroundings, strengths and challenges, and to assist the individual in learning skills applicable to the living environment.  The team services and interventions are individualized and tailored to the needs and preferences of the individual.

Deaf/or Hard of Hearing:  Deaf /Hard of Hearing services are provided regionally throughout the Network program and provide case management services including: assessment, treatment planning, referral, advocacy and direct care.

Crisis Services:  Crisis services are provided through Nuvance Health/Danbury Hospital through Emergency Room evaluation, community-based evaluations and 24/7 hotline services.

Guardian Ad Litem Services:  Guardian Ad Litem Services, Inc. (GALS) works collaboratively with clients, conservators and providers to ensure clients receive the most clinically appropriate services to enhance their recovery. 

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