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History & Mission

Founded in 1975, CMHA is a not-for-profit, multi-service, community-oriented behavioral health organization. CMHA's goal is to develop and maintain an accessible mental health and addictions delivery system that meets the essential needs of people consistent with their goals for change and recovery. CMHA's commitment to high quality services and strong ties to the community have enabled us to develop highly responsive programs. This has led to continued improvements in service delivery to clients and enhanced our capabilities to provide multiple levels of care in our outpatient continuum.

CMHA is accredited by the Joint Commission. Seeking and obtaining this voluntary accreditation, with its rigorous requirements, is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to meeting and exceeding national standards for client care and quality improvement. CMHA is the state’s first fully Joint Commission accredited Behavioral Health Home.

In 2007, CMHA merged with Family Services of Central Connecticut, the Substance Abuse Action Council, and the Northwest Center for Family Service and Mental Health. This merger allowed the agency to expand its services and locations and offer an even more complete continuum of care for residents across the state. CMHA now has 11 locations in 3 cities and towns throughout Connecticut.

CMHA has an annual budget of $24 million. The agency employs more than 330 employees.

CMHA's Mission Statement:

CMHA is a leading provider of an integrated health and behavioral health care system for children, families and adults. By fostering improvement in the quality of life for their clients, CMHA contributes to the well-being of the communities it serves.

CMHA's Core Values:

  • Commitment to Integrity  
  • Spirit of Caring
  • Focus on Continuous Improvement
  • Focus on Fiscal Responsibility


Contact Us

270 John Downey Drive
New Britain, CT 06051

  • 860.826.1358

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