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The Behavioral Health Services Department is designed to assist adults with a range of mental health and substance use disorders. These services are provided in an out-patient clinic environment and are aimed at preventing more intensive care. The Behavioral Health Department also oversees services that target community members living with HIV/AIDS.

Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinic

This outpatient behavioral health clinic provides HIPAA compliant psychiatric, therapeutic counseling and medication adherence services to adults who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders. The clinic is member of the CT Latino Behavioral Health System (LBHS). LBHS is a network of providers targeting the unmet behavioral health needs of monolingual Latinx community in the Greater New Haven and surrounding areas.

Staffing includes a Connecticut licensed psychiatrist, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Master Social Worker (MSW) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Staff members specialize in addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, and other environmentally driven psychiatric concerns. Modalities include individual, family, couples, and group therapies. All services are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Accepted forms of payment:

  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private insurances including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Connecticare/United Health Care, Optum
  • Self pay
  • Sliding fee scale

We are dedicated to meeting client needs, regardless of their ability to pay. We are currently accepting new patients. Please contact us at 203-781-0226.

Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative

Human trafficking awareness is an initiative that offers public awareness and outreach to combat human trafficking in the city of Hartford.

Program Offerings Include:

  • Culturally appropriate education and awareness on trafficking indicators
  • Individualized mental health counseling to victims
  • Linkages to victims’ services

Latino Violence Prevention Initiative

Violence is a very important public health issue due to its impact on the health and well-being of all populations. The purpose of the Latino Violence Prevention Initiative is to decrease risk factors in the community that may lead to intimate partner violence and to increase protective factors that prevent it. The program goal is to implement comprehensive strategies that address individual, and societal factors to stop violence before it begins. The program target low-income, minority Latino families.

Program Offerings Include:

  • Education on positive, and healthy relationships, and promoting protective factors
  • Advocacy and support by empowering and teaching surviving skills to victims
  • Linkages to victims’ services

Group Meetings Include:

Women Empowerment in Action (Spanish speaking only): Meets every Thursday evening. Please contact Maria Ortiz at (860) 338-2284

Mobile Employment Services

MES program is defined as services that assist an individual with obtaining employment using a person-centered approach. The program provides supported employment services to Latino individuals aged 18 and older, primarily Spanish-speaking, who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder, or co-occurring psychiatric disorder and substance use disorder.

Program Offerings Include:

  • A comprehensive vocational profile assessment to examine each individual skills and abilities, employment and educational history, individuals’ aptitudes, and interests, and physical limitations.
  • Assistance with resume writing, completing applications, and interview presentation.
  • Job placement support by building relationships, and connections with potential employers, and identifying and educating employers on the benefits of employing individuals in recovery, and matching candidates with appropriate job opportunities.

Ryan White Part B Program

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a federal initiative enacted in 1990 to provide primary medical care and social support services to low-income HIV/AIDS positive individuals who do not have health insurance or are underinsured.

Clients in this program receive a minimum of one monthly contact, they complete bi-yearly eligibility assessments and receive assistance with referrals for internal and external services. Clients are also assisted with other related needs as identified.

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