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    • About BHcare

    • BHcare is a state-licensed, non-profit behavioral health care provider serving the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Greater New Haven, and Shoreline communities. For more than 30 years, BHcare – through its founding organizations, Birmingham Group Health Services and Harbor Health Services – has been providing hope and help for individuals, families and children affected by mental illness, domestic violence and substance abuse. On this site, you’ll find a wealth of information about our services, as well as our partnerships, volunteer opportunities, and giving programs. At BHcare, we believe an informed community is a healthier community. So, please take this opportunity to learn about BHcare and how we provide Hope, Health and Recovery to change lives for the better every day!

    • Our Mission

    • BHcare provides comprehensive behavioral health, prevention and domestic violence services that improve the lives and health of the individuals, families and communities we serve.

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    • We will be a recognized leader and most valued partner in ensuring better health and wellness for the entire community.

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    • In the NEWS

    • 25th Anniversary A Piece of the Prevention Puzzle Conference

      Join VSAAC at the 25th Anniversary A Piece of the Prevention Puzzle Conference featuring 2015 Community Champion Awards.

      September 24, 2015 – 8:30 am to 3:00 pm – Anthony’s Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT

      This year’s conference focuses on Internet safety, emotional intelligence, and prescription pill and heroin use. Participants will learn practical tools and skills from nationally recognized experts.

      Learn more and/or register here.

    • August/September In The Know E-newsletter

      How is Joe from BANKO’s helping to fight domestic violence? Who are this year’s Community Champions? How can you raise awareness this fall? Read In the Know

    • Cupcake Stampede!

    • There was a cupcake stampede at Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club on May 21! More than 170 people joined us for our second annual Shoreline Benefit and Cupcake War. The event was a tremendous success, and we thank all who attended, donated, sponsored and supported the event.

      Congratulations to Eat Your Art Out, winner of the “Tastiest Treat” and “Crowd Pleaser” Awards.

      Congratulations to Marjolaine Pastry Shop winner of “Best Presentation” Award.

      View photo album from the event, courtesy of Fred Ortoli Photography.

      Event totals will be announced soon so stay tuned!

      List of Bakeries

    • In The Know

    • Click here to preview view our May electronic newsletter to learn more about Mental Health Awareness Month.

      Sign our petition to urge CT lawmakers to restore $25 million in funding for DMHAS grants for outpatient behavioral health services. DMHAS grants allow private nonprofits like BHcare to provide critical outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for thousands of CT’s most vulnerable residents. We are urging lawmakers to look carefully at the community programs and services, and consider the impact on some of the most vulnerable people in the state, who will have nowhere else to go. If the state’s most vulnerable citizens are not a budget priority, what is?


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    • In The Know

    • Click here to view our March/April electronic newsletter to learn more about #PeopleMatter, B2B Recap, Upcoming Events & More!

    • Help End Domestic Violence!

    • Another Sucessful B2B!

      This year’s Bowl-2-Benefit was held on Saturday, March 14. $86,000 was raised so far and we’re still counting! Many thanks to everyone who volunteered, bowled, sponsored and raised funds online. This year’s B2B was a tremendous success!

      There is still time to donate! Click here to make your donation. All proceeds benefit The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services.

    • In The Know

    • Click here to view our January/February electronic newsletter to learn more about Bowl A Strike, MSP Premiere, VSAAC’s 25th & More!

    • DMHAS Budget Cuts

    • Contact your legislator!

    • DMHAS grant accounts saw a reduction of more than $25M in the last biennial budget. Although grants appear to be funded at the same level as the FY 15 budget, this actually represents a cut because the one-time solutions used last year are not available this year.

      Organizations like BHcare depend on DMHAS grants to provide critical treatment for thousands of CT residents who have serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.

      Reach out to your legislators today and urge them to support restoration of DMHAS grant funding for outpatient behavioral health services.

      Find and contact your legislator

    • January/February e-Newsletter

    • Bowl A Strike, MSP Premiere, VSAAC’s 25th and more! In The Know

    • November/December e-Newsletter

    • Community Champions honored, #breakthecycle, client success video and more! In the Know

    • BHcare PSA

    • Join BHcare in spreading the word that we can break the cycle of silence that surrounds mental illness, addiction and domestic violence. Please share our PSA via social media using #breakthecycle.

    • Super Wash Laundry Donates

      Super Wash Laundry owner Chris Balestracci believes in giving back to the communities his business serves and today presented BHcare president/CEO Roberta Cook with $500 in laundry gift cards for BHcare clients.

      Super Wash Laundry is located at 606 Main Street in East Haven and boasts a clean, large and modern facility with 96 washers and dryers that are card operated. Super Wash is also a full service laundry and dry cleaner that offers drop off and self service, dry cleaning, and free commercial and residential pickup and delivery. Super Wash and its owner Chris have a long standing history of supporting community organizations like BHcare, and have been recognized for involvement with Columbus House Homeless Shelter, the East Haven Chamber of Commerce, and local dance, scholarship and community groups. Contact Super Wash Laundry: 203-466-6100.

    • Domestic Violence Vigil and Sound of Hope

      Our annual Candlelight Vigil and Sound of Hope events drew nearly 200 people who showed their support for victims and survivors of domestic violence, for service providers, and for first responders. Many thanks to City of Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Senator Richard Blumenthal for their help and support.

    • VSAAC Honors Community Champions at A Piece of the Prevention Puzzle Workshop

      Nearly 100 people attended VSAAC’s A Piece of the Prevention Puzzle Workshop featuring Community Champion Awards on October 1 at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby.

      The workshop’s guest speakers included Scott Drsicoll on internet safety, Alicia Farrell on facts and fiction about marijuana and Dr. Kaminer on marijuana harmfulness to youth.

      Congratulations to our 2014 Community Champion Award recipients: Lt. Ken Cain, Carla Scinto, Sally Schwaller, Lt. Julie Johnson, Wayne Kowal, Officer Mike Barry, & Joni Nordstrom.

      VSAAC’s Community Champion Awards, created in 2006, are given to those in the community who take action and effect change in the field of substance abuse prevention and/or intervention activities. The awards help spotlight and applaud the work that is being done to help prevent substance abuse on the grassroots, community level – work that is absolutely critical to VSAAC’s efforts to keep our kids safe from alcohol, tobacco, drug use, suicide, risky behaviors, and promote good mental health in the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Greater New Haven and surrounding communities.

    • Rosa DeLauro Press Conference

    • Recorded 9.12.14 at BHcare
    • DeLauro Highlights Resources Available To Domestic Violence Victims

      One Day before 20th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act

      NEW HAVEN, CT—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) highlighted the resources available to domestic violence victims in a press conference on September 12 at at BHcare’s Ansonia offices. In addition to the reprehensible news this week about former Ravens player Ray Rice, Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

      More than three women die daily in America because of violence inflicted by their husbands or boyfriends. Domestic and sexual violence are the most under-reported crimes, but studies estimate one-third of women experience severe physical violence, rape or stalking by an intimate partner and nearly 20 percent have been raped.

      Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act in February 2013, nearly after it had lapsed for nearly 500 days.


    • Trudy Higgins Appointed

      BHcare is proud to announce Trudy Higgins, vice president of Community Services, has been appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Community Service by Governor Dannel Malloy.

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    • BHcare Granted $510,025 in State Bond Funds

      The State Bond Commission unanimously approved bond funds for BHcare, a regional nonprofit serving the Shoreline, Greater New Haven and Lower Naugatuck Valley. BHcare received $310,025 for plumbing renovations and reconstruction of the kitchens and bathrooms in their supportive housing facility in Branford. BHcare also received $190,000 for the purchase of a facility in the greater New Haven area that will function as a domestic violence safe house. The State Bond Commission met Friday in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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