The Connection's mission is Building Safe, Healthy, Caring Communities and Inspiring People to Reach Their Full Potential as Productive and Valued Citizens. We carry out our mission by providing programs in three primary service areas: Behavioral Health, Family Support Services, and Community Justice. Each month 6,000 Connecticut residents are assisted through The Connection. Our services increase the health and wellness of our clients and our communities, as well as save valuable taxpayer dollars.
The Connection was one of Connecticut's first agencies to initiate community-based treatment programs. We have found repeatedly, and research has shown, that services provided in the community are especially effective – helping the person or family in need, as well as contributing to the well-being of the community. We strive to offer the community a chance to recognize the power and benefits of caring for people and supporting their ability to grow.
We embrace the “housing first” model of care, based on the concept that a homeless individual or household's first and primary need is to obtain stable housing, and that other issues that may affect the household can and should be addressed once housing is obtained. Our efforts with clients in every program area are focused on securing stable housing and acquiring the entitlements; skills; and educational, vocational, and community supports needed to maintain that housing.
A central element of the programs and services we provide is securing safe, affordable housing that is of a standard we would expect for anyone in our family. The “bricks and mortar” component of The Connection, The Connection Fund, was incorporated in 1989 by the Board of Directors of The Connection, Inc., to develop affordable housing and community facilities.
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