Housing Services


Housing Services
For additional information or questions please contact
Elliot Stone, DMHAS, Hartford, CT (860) 418-6932

Shelter Plus Care
For information about the Shelter Plus Care Program call Steve Dilella, 860-418-6845.

Shelter Plus Care is a HUD-funded rental assistance program designed to provide housing and supportive services to an estimated 940 persons per year who are homeless and disabled. For information or questions specific to your community, please contact the individual in your area.

Bridgeport, CT
Shelter Plus Care
97 Middle Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Brian Earl: 203-579-7438

Middletown, CT
River Valley Services
P.O. Box 315
Middletown, CT 06457
Yvette Harris - 860-262-5350 (facility)
Fax: 860-262-5359

Meriden, CT
Rushford, Inc.
883 Paddock Ave.
Meriden, CT 06450
Travis Martin - 203-630-5254
Fax: 203-634-7013

New Haven, CT
New Haven Shelter Plus Care Program
205 Whitney Ave. Suite 306A
New Haven, CT 06511
Alice Minervino - 203-764-6330
Fax: 203-764-6337

Willimantic, CT
United Services, Inc.
132 Mansfield Ave.
Willimantic, CT 06226
Lori Behling, Holly Fish
Fax: 860-450-1357

Norwich, CT
Southeaster Mental Health Authority
401 West Thames St. Bldg. 301
Norwich, CT 06360
David Pascua - 860-859-4649
Fax: 860-859-4659

Hartford, CT
Hartford ACCESS
Capitol Region Mental Health Center
500 Vine Street
Hartford, CT 06112

Luis Rentas: 860-297-0863
Fax: 860-297-0829

New Britain, CT
Community Mental Health Affiliates
12 Whiting Street
New Britain, CT 06052
Mary Floyd - 860-229-4830
Fax: 860-229-2715

Danbury, CT
Greater Danbury Mental Health Center
64 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Milena Sangut: 203-778-1640, x327
Denise Ozanne: 203-778-1640, x343
Fax: 203-778-2720

Torrington, CT
Mental Health Association
30 Peck Road
Torrington, CT 06790
Christina Fisher - 860-496-7670
Fax: 860-496-0405

Bridge Subsidy Program

A state-funded rental assistance program which provides for a monthly housing subsidy payment to persons with a psychiatric disorder on a temporary basis while an individual/family is on a waiting list for permanent state and/or federal subsidy.

Bridgeport, CT
Mental Health Association of CT
4270 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Joan Beckert
Ph: 203-365-8444 Fax: 203-365-8448

Stamford, CT
Family Centers, Inc.
60 Palmer Hill Road
Stamford, CT 06902
Walt Rich or Allegra Palevich
Ph: 203-324-3167 Fax: 203-358-2327

Ansonia, CT
Valley Mental Health Center
435 East Main Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
Jill Hroncick
Ph: 203-736-2601 Fax: 203-736-2641

Branford, CT
Harbor Health Services
14 Sycamore Way
Branford, CT 06401
Susan Scott
Ph: 203-483-2650 Fax: 203-483-2666

Meriden, CT
Rushford Center, Inc.
384 Pratt Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Travis Martin
Ph: 203-630-5254 Fax: 203-631-7013

Middletown, CT
Gilead Community Services
681 Saybrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Christine Libby
Ph: 860-343-5300 Fax: 860-343-5307

River Valley Services
P.O. Box 351
Middletown, CT 06457
Yvette Harris
Ph: 860-262-5352 Fax: 860-262-5356

New Haven, CT
Continuum of Care, Inc.
399 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511
John Labieniec, HRC
Gretchen Elder
Ph: 203-752-8710

The Mental Health Network
(under the Connecticut Mental Health Center)
389 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
Susan Zimmerman, Francesca Martin
Ph: 203-789-7654 Fax: 203-562-6355

New London, CT
Sound Community Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2170
New London, CT 06320
Marita Johnson
Ph: 860-859-4648 Fax: 860-447-2943

Norwich, CT
Reliance House, Inc.
40 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360
Mike Van Vlaenderen, HRC
Ph: 860-859-4647 Fax: 860-859-4659

Southeastern Mental Health Authority
401 W. Thames Street, Bldg. 301
Norwich, CT 06360
Dave Pascua
Ph: 860-859-4649 Fax: 860-859-4659

East Hartford, CT
Inter Community Mental Health Group
281 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06118
Marshall Gaines
Ph: 860-895-2308 Fax: 860-569-5925

Hartford, CT
My Sister's Place
2197 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Ann Viner or Lauren Congo
Ph: 860-240-0851 Fax: 860-549-1634

Manchester, CT
Genesis Center
330 Broad Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Julie Calabro
Ph: 860-646-3888 Fax: 860-645-4132

New Britain, CT
Community Mental Health Affiliates
12 Whiting St.
New Britain, CT 06502
Mary Floyd
Ph: 860-229-4830 Fax: 860-229-2715

Danbury, CT
Mental Health Association of CT
345 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Nancy Giroux or Mike Demko
Ph: 203-798-2853 Fax: 203-778-0731

Torrington, CT
Northwest Mental Health Authority
249 Winsted Road
Torrington, CT 06790
Karen Nash, HRC
Ph: 860-496-3717 Fax: 860-496-0405

30 Peck Road
Torrington, CT 06790
Alyssa Correll (860) 496-7670
Fax: (860) 496-0405

Waterbury, CT
Mental Health Association of Connecticut
Waterbury Office
696 West Main Street, Suite 3A
Waterbury, CT 06708
Evelyn Torres (203) 757-8153
Fax: (203) 757-1917

Center for Human Development (CHD/ CT Outreach West)
2 Mattoon Road
Waterbury, CT 06706
Through Karen Nash at Northwest Mental Health
(860) 496-3717
Fax: (860) 496-0405

Self, Inc.
4 John Street
Waterbury, CT 06708
Sue White (203) 596-4827 or
(203) 759-2074
Fax: (203) 596-4829

Supportive Housing Program
(New Haven Area)

This is a HUD funded ($5.4 million/3yrs) comprehensive program which provides for transitional housing, employment/vocational, psychosocial rehabilitation and clinical services designed to serve persons who are homeless and have a psychiatric disability in the New Haven Area.

For information specific to the community please contact
Susan Zimmerman or Francesca Martin at 203-789-6916 or fax them at 203-867-8046.

Health Care Systems Unit
General Assistance Recovery Supports Program

Jennifer Horvath, Project Manager (860) 418-6829

The General Assistance Recovery Supports Program (GA RSP) is a program administered by the State of Connecticut to assist eligible participants with basic living needs. The program is for SAGA recipients engaged in behavioral health treatment services who are temporarily unemployed and not receiving cash benefits. GA RSP is not an entitlement but rather is designed to provide temporary assistance to eligible participants when no other community resources are available.

The primary goals of the General Assistance Recovery Supports Program are to:

  • 1. Provide basic supports to enhance the recovery process of eligible SAGA recipients engaged in behavioral health treatment services; and

  • 2. Assist SAGA recipients in restoring and/or maximizing independent functioning.

GA RSP assistance is available for individuals who:

  • 1. are actively receiving SAGA medical assistance; and

  • 2. are not receiving cash benefits or income; and

  • 3. are engaged in behavioral health treatment services; and

  • 4. are in need of recovery supports that can not be met by other community resources.

Since, GA RSP assistance is temporary, applications must be submitted on a monthly basis. After the initial application, employment readiness information is required with the submission of subsequent applications. Eligible applicants may receive GA RSP assistance up the program maximum of 3 months in any 12 month period.

The General Assistance Recovery Supports Program will not provide cash assistance directly to program participants. Approvals are allotted via:
1. Vouchers made payable to GA RSP vendors (e.g. clothing, food); or
2. Direct payment mailed to the vendor (e.g. housing, utilities)
Recovery Supports are available under several categories, such as:
1. Housing Assistance
2. Security Deposit Assistance
3. Utilities
4. Transportation
5. Clothing
6. Food
7. Personal Care Items
8. Other - any support deemed appropriate by DMHAS that enhances the SAGA recipient’s recovery plan

Summary of the GA RSP Application Process:
1. Behavioral health treatment providers complete GA RSP applications with eligible SAGA recipients.
2. Providers may contact Advanced Behavioral Health (ABH) at (800) 658-4472 to obtain an application (or one can be downloaded below).
3. Once complete, applications should be faxed to ABH at (866) 249-8766.
4. ABH will fax an authorization determination to the provider of origin within 5 business days of the receipt of a completed application.
5. Authorized determinations result in the distribution of vouchers and/or direct payments to vendors.
6. For more information regarding the GA RSP, please call Advanced Behavioral Health at (800) 658-4472.

Homeless Services For additional information please contact:
Madeline Napolitano, Homeless Service Coordinator, (860) 418-6910.

Homeless services are provided by DMHAS to homeless individuals who are suffering from a serious mental illness, or who are suffering from a serious mental illness and have a substance use disorder. It consists of assertive outreach to clients, building a trusting relationship, engagement, and referral to case management services. Currently there are two programs that come from housing resources:

PATH Contacts

Region 1

ACCESS Drop-In Center

Shelter for the Homeless

Region 2

New Haven:
Columbus House

Rushford Center

Community Health Center

Region 3

Reliance House

Region 4

Capitol Region Mental Health Center
Hartford Behavioral Health

Region 5

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Catholic Family Services

ACCESS Programs


New Haven: