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Undoing False and Destructive Myths: The Connection between Mental Illness and Gun Violence at Unitarian Society of New Haven

October 14, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Unitarian Society of New Haven will hold a symposium on mental health awareness to explore the truth behind the popular beliefs that mental illness and gun violence go hand in hand. In fact, the most rigorous, recent study found that only 4 percent of gun violence is caused by people with diagnosed mental illness, and people with mental illness are far more likely to be victims than perpetrators. Free-will donations will be gratefully accepted. During the day,…See More
Sep 30, 2017
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Name of the Organization
The Connection, Inc.
Contact Person
Claire Bien
Job Title
Associate Director of Fund Development
Contact phone
203 733-8109
E-mail
cbien@theconnectioninc.org
Website
http://www.theconnectioninc.org
Interest
Youth, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Career Assistance, Housing Assistance, Shelter, Health, Education, Adult Education, Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Economic Development
Description Interest
On December 31, 2009, The Connection, Inc. will complete a merger with ALSO-Cornerstone, Inc. The merged entity, which will operate under the name The Connection, Inc. (TCI) is a statewide, nonprofit human-service and community-development agency that serves more than 10,000 people throughout the State of Connecticut each year. TCI has a budget of nearly $40 million and 500 staff. Its mission is Building Safe, Healthy, Caring Communities and Inspiring People to Reach Their Full Potential as Productive and Valued Citizens. The agency was formed by volunteers in 1972 as a community response to the problems of abuse, neglect, addiction, and crime. Its first program was Connection House, a single halfway house in Middletown for people leaving prison. Today TCI has an expanded range of services that fall into four primary areas: Behavioral Health, Community Justice, Supportive Housing, and Women and Children’s Services. TCI’s 41 programs include a homeless shelter, a foster-care program, alternative-to-incarceration centers, six substance-abuse and mental-health outpatient clinics, and a dozen residential programs for clients ranging from former offenders to women with a history of substance use who are pregnant or have children.

New Haven programs include residential and supportive housing programs for individuals and families suffering from chronic mental illness and addictions, a City-Wide Outreach & Engagement Project for homeless adults, a large Supportive Housing for Families program, a wide array of community justice programs including the Elm City Women & Children's Center, the Sierra Pre- and post-trial Centers, the REACH (Re-Entry Assisted Community Housing); and Roger Sherman House. State-mandated Pretrial Driving While Intoxicated and Drug Education Programs, outpatient clinical services, school-based prevention programs.

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At 4:12pm on April 26, 2010, Brenda Cavanaugh said…
Claire - what a cute picture! I really like this site because it encompasses all groups in New Haven without being impersonal like Facebook. Looking forward to Friday!

Brenda
At 9:27pm on January 3, 2010, Alice Ellovich said…
Claire,
Great to reconnect with you!
At 11:58am on December 22, 2009, Roger Senserrich - CAHS said…
Welcome to GNH Community! Glad to have you here. Now, time to post events, information, news, programs, questions and be active! ;-)
 
 
 

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All Economic Development, All the Time

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Catalyzing Kalamazoo

For 15 years, LISC has been investing in Kalamazoo's historic Edison neighborhood, where decades of deindustrialization and decline had severed residents from jobs, educational opportunities and accessible healthcare. Today, gleaming new community facilities and flourishing small businesses are generating good jobs, and preparing people for employment. And resident-led projects to beautify the district and create social bonds are nudging the neighborhood into a more connected, dynamic future.

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