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Advocacy Unlimited
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Improves the quality of life for all persons with or in recovery from psychiatric disabilities through education in self, systems, and legislative advocacy skills.

    Rights of People with Mental Illness in Connecticut
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    This is an MS Word document version of the complete and definitive "Rights of People with Mental Illness in Connecticut" booklet, written by Yale law student Carl Riehl with the assistance of Attorneys Edward Mattison and Thomas Behrendt, describing the legal rights of people with mental illness in Connecticut. It can be viewed online or downloaded to your PC if you have MS Word.

Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter
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Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all persons affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through comprehensive educational programs, compassionate services, access to resources and support for research.

Arc of Connecticut
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Advocates for having people with mental retardation fully participate in civil, social, educational, health and employment activities in the communities in which they reside, with the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential in every way.

Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement
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A non-profit organization of law enforcement officers and community members who are dedicated to the enhancement of the safety and well-being of those in law enforcement and the communities they serve

Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership
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The Department of Children and Families and the Department of Social Services have formed the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP) to plan and implement an integrated public behavioral health service system for children and families. Children and families eligible for Connecticut HUSKY are eligible for CT BHP services.

Connecticut Clearinghouse
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Provides information, resources, and publications on substance abuse, mental health, and general health.

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
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The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, community organizing, advocacy and education. Our mission is to end homelessness in Connecticut.

Connecticut Families for Effective Treatment of Autism
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Provides information and resources that enable families to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of current treatment approaches. Also provides support to families seeking or implementing behavioral intervention programs and works to expand the availability of high quality professional services by supporting education and training opportunities in applied behavior analysis.

Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
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Works to promote a safe, effective and equitable system of services designed to meet the needs of children and adolescents in, or at-risk of becoming involved in, the juvenile justice system.

Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons With Disabilities
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Provides information, referral, and advocacy services as well as pursues legal and administrative remedies on behalf of people with disabilities who experience disability-related discrimination.

Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate
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Works to oversee the protection and care of children and to advocate for their well-being.

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
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Offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 21. Services include, advocacy, support, and consultation for parents.

Connecticut Psychiatric Society
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Organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of persons suffering from mental illness and providing a sounding board for mental health providers.

Connecticut Supportive Housing Employment & Training Services Directory
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The directory is funded by the Office for Workforce Competitiveness and is a project of the Reaching Home Campaign and Corporation for Supportive Housing. It was developed to meet the growing need for a central information repository on employment and training services available for residents of supportive housing and individuals exiting homelessness. This resource, which features information about 120 programs across the state, assists providers who are working to end long-term homelessness by offering information on employment and training services available across the state.

Connecticut Voices For Children
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Works to promote the well-being of all of Connecticut's young people and their families by advocating for strategic public investments and wise public policies.

FAVOR (Family Advocacy Organization)
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Provides Connecticut parents and caregivers of children with mental health needs an opportunity to be part of a unified voice by increasing accessibility to effective, culturally competent and high quality family-driven mental and behavioral health services and supports.

Keep the Promise Coalition
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Seeks to advocate for the “Blue Ribbon Solutions” necessary to maintain and expand critical mental health services for adults and children and housing options to meet their needs.

Mental Health Association of Connecticut
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Works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of CT (NAMI-CT)
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A support and advocacy organization that sponsors local support groups and offers education and information about community services for people with mental illness and their families. There are a total of 24 chapters within the state.

Reaching Home
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The campaign to build the political and civic support necessary to end long-term homelessness in Connecticut through the creation of 10,000 new units of permanent supportive housing over 10 years.

 
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