Advocacy, Support, and Education

National Institute of Mental Health

Offers information on mental illness, autism spectrum disorders and HIV/AIDS. Website:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 

A grassroots, family and consumer organization offering support groups, free education courses (in English and Spanish), and support for advocacy activities. Call (800) 215‐3021 or (860) 882‐0236 Website:


NAMI of Elm City

The local affiliate of NAMI-CT provides a support group, education, and year-round events for family members, consumers and all interested persons.  Call (203) 733-8109 Website:

Network of Care 

A resource for individuals, families, and agencies that provides information about mental health services, laws, and related news. Website:

Mental Health Association of Connecticut (MHAC)

Provides advocacy and education as well as resources for statewide support groups, programs for the deaf community, supported employment, residential services, and crisis information. Call 800‐842‐1501

Al-Anon Family Groups Connecticut

Help, hope, and support for families of people with alcohol use disorders. Website:

Mental Health America

Information on programs and initiatives that promote mental health, prevention and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. Website:

CT Clearinghouse 

A statewide library and resource center for information on substance abuse and mental health disorders. Call (860) 793‐9791 or toll-free at (800) 232‐4424 Website:

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) 

Organizes the addictions and recovery community (people in recovery, families, friends and allies) to provide recovery support services.  Call (800) 708‐9145 or 860‐244‐CCAR (2227) Website:

African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP)

Provides information, training and support on special education laws and services for families of children with disabilities ages 0 to 26. Call (860) 297‐4358 or 800‐842‐7303   Website:


Serves families of children and youth with a broad spectrum of behavioral and mental health needs. Family Advocates are offered free of charge up to age 21. Call (860) 563-3232

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Offers information on the latest discoveries and recovery stories of various brain disorders. Website:

Offers facts and guidance regarding addiction treatment and mental health issues. Lists treatment centers in Connecticut.

Contact Us

CMHC Foundation
34 Park Street, Suite 144
New Haven, CT 06519
203-974-7089 (Office)
203-974-7719 (Fax)

Kyle Pedersen, MAR

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