Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Unit for Risk Reduction responds to the unmet needs in the community for direct services, prevention education and support for vulnerable populations. In particular, we focus on people who are at high-risk for substance abuse and infectious diseases. 
For more information please call: (860) 527-0856

Supported Employment

The Pa’lante Supported Employment Services is a collaborative effort between the Hispanic Health Council (HHC), CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services – DMHAS (funder – SAMHSA funds), Capitol Region Mental Health – CRMH, and other local mental health clinics.

The goal of the program is to assist Latino adults with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders to obtain competitive employment.

The program utilizes the evidence-based Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Dartmouth model. The IPS model has been adapted specifically for the Pa’lante Supported Employment Services for Latinos.

Evidence-based employment services are a set of services that develop opportunities in paid part or full time positions at comparable wages for similar positions within the general labor market, such positions are available to any qualified individual, and are not set aside or reserved for individuals with disabilities. 

The pilot project “Pa’lante” works with the target population to find a job that fits their interests, hours, and location. *Pa’lante means “onward”

Eligibility

This program is by referral only through Capitol Region Mental Health Center and other mental health services agencies

Number Served/ Capacity

50 individuals

Contact                     

Sandra Sapere, Associate Director 

(860) 527-0856, ext. 1225

Early Detection and Cancer Prevention Program

The vision of this program is to increase awareness, improve access to screening and reduce the devastating effects of cancer. This program provides culturally relevant outreach educational information, individual and group education sessions about cancer early detection. Community members are provided with referrals to screening services such as clinical breast exams, mammograms or pap smears.  Follow-up services are provided to ensure access and receipt of services. 

Eligibility
Latinas and other low-income minority women and men residing in East Hartford, West Hartford, New Britain and West Hartford, 20 years of age and older.

Breast Cancer Screening Information:

  • Are you 40 years old or older?
  • Has it been a year since your last exam?

Hours & Location   

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 175 Main Street in Hartford

Contact                    

Nydia Cotto, Patient Navigator

(860) 527-0856, ext. 1234

Resources/Links:

Latina Cancer Longevity and Support Program (Divas)

The Latina Cancer Longevity and Support Program (DIVAS - Damas Informadas Valientes y Airosas Superando el Cancer) provides a culturally tailored and language competent support group and individual case management to Latinas with cancer.

Services include advocacy and medical interpretation during medical appointments, health education, and group activities. Our objective is to help participants navigate the cumbersome and overwhelming cancer survivorship journey.

Eligibility                   

Latina cancer survivors 20 years of age and older living in the Greater Hartford area.   

Hours & Location    

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

175 Main Street in Hartford   

Support Groups – Every Monday from 10:00am – 12noon

Contact                     

Nydia Cotto, Patient Navigator

(860) 527-0856, ext. 1234

RESOURCES/LINKS:

Latino Violence Prevention Initiative

This initiative seeks to increase awareness through education and outreach about domestic violence and sexual assault in the Latino community and provide linkages to domestic violence services. The Community Liaison (CL) is a trained, culturally sensitive resource coordinator who provides information and support to the target participants.

Eligibility

Latina victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault                     

Hours & Location    

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

175 Main Street in Hartford   

Contact: Maria Ortiz, Community Liaison

(860) 527-0856, ext. 1243

RESOURCES/LINKS:

 

 

Ryan White Program

Medical Case Management

Our case managers conduct ongoing assessment and evaluation of clients’ physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs and provide linkage to appropriate medical and support services.

Medication Adherence Program

The goal of this program is to improve and maintain adherence to necessary HIV medications and related treatments through on-going monitoring of treatment/medication adherence assessments.

Additional Services, Information & Referral

Information and referral is a major function provided through the programs. Services include referrals for health and human services, such as food, shelter, medical care, support groups, prevention education, outreach initiatives and advocacy.

Eligibility

Adults 21 years of age and older, living in Meriden and New Haven areas, living with HIV or AIDS.

Hours & Location      

Hispanos Unidos Campus of Meriden

165 Miller Street in Meriden, CT

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Hispanos Unidos Campus of New Haven

116 Sherman Avenues in New Haven

8:00am – 4:00 p.m.

Confidentiality

All services are free and confidential. Services are provided in English and/or Spanish.

 RESOURCES/LINKS:

                                  

Our Main Campus

175 Main Street

Hartford, Connecticut, 06106

T: 860.527.0856

F: 860.724.0437


info@hispanichealth.com

 

 

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