BHcare provides an array of specialty services designed to meet your individualized needs.
Employment is an integral part of an individual’s recovery from mental illness, addictions or other disabling conditions. BHcare’s goal is to help you achieve productive employment in the community. Services can include but are not limited to situational assessments, job seeking skills training, on-the-job and job-related supports, vocational counseling, resume and interview preparation, and ADA consultation.
BHcare accepts referrals from a variety of sources, including clients served by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of Social Services, and the Board of Education and Services for the Blind.
BHcare Social Clubs offer an array of structured and unstructured activities geared toward building self confidence and self sufficiency. The Clubs provide a safe environment for you to make friends and carry these skills into your day to day lives. The BHcare social clubs are governed by bodies elected by their members.
On the Shoreline: OPTIONS (Opportunities Provided through Interests, Outreach, Network and Support) is located at 13 Sycamore Way in Branford.
(203) 483-2630 x3202
In the Valley:
Valley Social Club is located at 285 Main Street in Ansonia.
BHcare’s ABI program is designed to encourage each participant’s active involvement in their recovery process. The program provides individual case management to help you access the services you and your family may need and group activities to help you reconnect with others who also have been affected by an acquired brain injury.
Services include independent living skills training, prevocational services, and supported employment to help you achieve the highest level of independence possible. Persons eligible for this program must be authorized and referred by the Department of Social Services.
BHcare’s individual support services are provided through funding from the CT Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Contractual services are offered to eligible individuals referred through DDS, and are designed to provide vocational and residential support to service recipients in community-based settings. All contractual provisions will apply to the program, and will be monitored and reviewed regularly by supervisory staff. Two distinct program models are utilized:
The Community Warm Line provides telephone support to individuals in the community in need of a good listener and a caring response. Warm Line workers offer callers various options for moving forward. You can call the warm line if you are lonely, bored, anxious, in need of help to deal with a problem, or need information regarding other resources available in the community. Warm Line workers do not handle crisis or emergency calls themselves, but will refer you to the local crisis line.
You can reach the Warm Line at (203) 732-2004 or toll-free 1-800-258-1528. The Warm Line is open Sunday through Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.