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Kensington Gardens Grand Opening

On May 4th, we held a Ribbon Cutting reception at our new residential facility and crisis respite program here in New Britain!
Kensington Gardens will provide top-quality care to vulnerable individuals, housing two of CMHA’s long-term residential programs, Parkview 5 and the Transitional Living Center, as well as a newly established crisis respite unit.

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We're excited to welcome community members, state, and federal officials to the event, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who supported this amazing project. ⬇️
American Savings Foundation
The Petit Family Foundation
The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
Senator Richard Blumenthal Senator Chris Murphy
Rep Jahana Hayes
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Nancy Navaretta
CT Department of Social Services Commissioner Andrea Barton-Reeves
Architects - Shepley Bulfinch
TBI Construction
CT Office of Policy Management (OPM)
Linda Filipetti
Victor Incerti
CMHA Project Planning Team
TLC/PV5 Residential Staff


A Hole in One! - CMHA 1st Annual Golf Classic

The CMHA's Mini Golf Classic was a resounding success, with attendees enjoying a fun-filled evening while supporting a great cause. The event, which was held for the first time, was an opportunity to expand CMHA's services in Waterbury and raise funds to promote mental health and wellness in the community.

The event was attended by many of our sponsors, CMHA Staff as well as the Waterbury community who came together to enjoy games of mini-golf while raising funds for the cause. 

The success of the Mini Golf Classic was evident in the amount of funds raised, which totaled over $12,800! This achievement would not have been possible without the support of each and every attendee, who generously donated to the cause.

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The Importance of African American Women in Leadership

The Diversity Committee recently hosted its annual Black History Month event, and this year's topic centered around the importance of African American women in leadership. The event featured our keynote speaker and CMHA Board Member, Veronica T. DeLandro, who shared insights on the remarkable contributions and impact of African American women in leadership roles.

The event was an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about the vital role that African American women have played in shaping our society and to reflect on the progress that has been made in terms of equality and representation. It was also a great reminder that there is still much work to be done to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their race or gender, have access to the same opportunities and are given the chance to succeed.


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Veronica T. Delandro educating about past African-American women in leadership.

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American Savings Foundation Supports CMHA

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We are grateful and happy to announce that The American Savings Foundation has awarded CMHA a $50,000 block grant to support our latest project, Kensington Gardens.

"This generous award from the American Savings Foundation will enable us to purchase furnishings for Kensington Gardens, a new facility that will support the behavioral health needs of our clients in an environment that bolsters their recovery,” said Grace Cavallo, CMHA Chief Operating Officer.

Read more in our prepared press release here.

Learn how you can support the Kensington Gardens: Making A Home Campaign:


CMHA Staff Go ‘Blue for Bristol’

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CMHA works closely with our local law enforcement officials to better care for our clients and community. After the tragic loss of Bristol Police Officers Hamzy and DeMonte in October 2022, CMHA staff took the initiative to go "Blue for Bristol" in support of the Bristol Police Heroes Fund. CMHA pledged to match every donation made by staff, and when CMHA recently visited the Bristol Police Department, we were able to present Chief Brian Gould with our $2,500 donation.

"Thank you" to the entire Bristol Police Dept. team for all you do every day, and we look forward to further supporting the Bristol community with you.

Pictured: VP of Strategy & Innovation Chris Porcher, Assistant Clinical Director Sharlene Duplessis, CMHA Board Member & New Britain PD Detective Jen Yarsawich, Community Engagement Coordinator Meaghan Gorman, and Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould.



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