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CMHA Celebrates with Community Partners at 2023 Annual Meeting in Bristol

Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA) leadership, board of directors, community partners, and dignitaries celebrated at the agency’s Autumn Soiree Annual Meeting on Friday, October 13, at the Doubletree in Bristol.

Headquartered in New Britain but originally founded in Bristol in 1975, CMHA returned to its roots for this year’s event. Bristol Chief of Police Brian Gould and Bristol Hospital CEO Kurt Barwis gave opening remarks. Dr. Catherine Carbone, Bristol Superintendent of Schools, was the keynote speaker.

CMHA President & CEO Raymond J. Gorman and agency leaders presented Community Partner and Champion Awards to those who made a difference for our communities in 2023:

  • Training & Motivation Center (TMC)
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • New Life II  
  • Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol
  • Beccah Eldridge- Shepley Bulfinch architects
  • Kenneth Johnson- TBI Construction 
  • Paul Hinsch- CT Office of Policy Management 
  • CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services 

To cap off the evening, CMHA Board Chairman Todd DeGroff presented the annual Chairman’s Awards to the individuals and teams that most embody the Core Values of CMHA: Commitment to Integrity, Spirit of Caring, Focus on Continuous Improvement and Focus on Fiscal Responsibility.

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Bristol Chief of Police Brian Gould with Tim and Torrence Conaway of New Britain’s Training and Motivation Center (TMC), which received a CMHA Community Partner Award at CMHA’s Autumn Soiree Annual Meeting on October 13 in Bristol.

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Bristol Superintendent of Schools Dr. Catherine Carbone addresses the crowd at CMHA’s Autumn Soiree Annual Meeting on October 13 in Bristol.

Summer at CMHA!

CMHA Healing Dragons place 1st and 3rd at Hartford Riverfront's Dragon Boat and Asian Festival!

On Saturday August 19, 2023, the CMHA Healing Dragons took on the waters at the Hartford Riverfront's Dragon Boat and Asian Festival. 🚣‍♀️🐉

Our incredible team, consisting of more than 20 dedicated CMHA Staff members, went head-to-head with various community organizations.

The results? Pure excellence! 🥇🥉
We proudly clinched the 1st and 3rd spots, posting remarkable times of 4:02.44, 4:21.64, and 4:06.36! 🏆💨

A massive shoutout to our fantastic staff who showed up in full force to show their support the team! 🙌

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🌄 Lake Compounce Agency Picnic: A Day to Remember! 🎊

In August, our entire agency gathered at Lake Compounce for a day of excitement! From scavenger hunts to thrilling rides and delicious food, the event was a blast! Here's to more great times ahead! 🚀🎊🍔

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Breaking Barriers with CMHA: Inclusive Mental Health Care for All

Breaking Barriers with CMHA: Inclusive Mental Health Care for All 🧠💙✨

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Join us on a journey of celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in mental health care with CMHA’s Diversity Committee! Watch as our committee shares what DEI means to them in one word, highlighting the power of equality, respect, and acceptance. Meet Ed, our diversity chair, who shares insights into our mission and the importance of accessible and inclusive mental health services.

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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