Connecticut: Health & Disability Programs

Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
This department provides family and community services, which include autism and family support resources, aging services, case management, employment supports, family support resources, birth to three planning, health and clinical services, and psychology services.
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 418-6000
Toll-free 866-737-0330

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
DMHAS promotes and administers recovery-oriented services in mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment, providing programs for individuals with special needs, such as people with HIV/AIDS infection,  problem gambling disorders, traumatic brain injury or hearing impairment, and co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness; people in the criminal justice system, substance abusing pregnant women, and special populations transitioning out of the Department of Children and Families.  DMHAS provides a wide range of treatment services to adults, including inpatient hospitalization, outpatient clinical services, 24-hour emergency care, day treatment, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation, restoration to competency and forensic services, outreach services for people with serious mental illness who are homeless, and community-based mental health treatment and support services.  Also provided is a variety of treatment services to people with substance use disorders, including ambulatory care, residential detoxification, long-term care and rehabilitation, intensive and intermediate residential services, methadone or chemical maintenance, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and aftercare. Services for HIV-infected clients include counseling, testing, support and coping therapies, alternative therapies and case management.
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 341431
Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 418-7000
Toll Free: (800) 446-7348
Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Disease and Prevention
Programs include the Asthma Program, which provides the “Open Airways for Schools” program through the American Lung Association, an elementary-school-based asthma management program for children ages 8-11 who have asthma designed to empower children and their parents in controlling the child’s asthma; and the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, designed to enhance the quality of life for people affected by diabetes.
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 509-8000|46943|
Connecticut Department of Social Services’ Aging Services Division
The Aging Services Division includes Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Aging Information and Referral Services (CHOICES), CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention Statewide Initiative, CT Nursing Home Diversion Modernization Project, Evidenced-Based Health and Prevention Programs, and Hartford Grandfamilies Housing Program.
25 Sigourney Street, 10th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 424-5274
Toll Free (in State) 1-866-218-6631
Connecticut Department of Social Services’ Bureau of Rehabilitation Services Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)Program
VR assists people with significant physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, find, or keep a job. Services include vocational counseling, job search assistance, skill training and career education in vocational and other schools, on-the-job training in business and industry, assistive technology services, vehicle and home modifications, supported employment services, services to assist in restoring or improving a physical or mental condition, and services to help access other services needed to meet the goals of an employment plan, such as transportation assistance.
25 Sigourney Street, 11th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 424-4844
Toll-free 1-800-537-2549
Connecticut Department of Social Services’ Division of Social Work and Prevention Services
This division’s programs for people with disabilities includes the Connecticut Organ Transplant Program, ConnPACE (a service that helps eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities afford the cost of most prescription medicines), Medicaid, Medicare, food assistance, cash assistance, employment services (including Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), Connect to Work Program, and Connect-Ability), repatriation (U.S. Citizens abroad), preventive service, winter heating aid, housing assistance, and affirmative action.
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT  06106
(860) 424-5058|
Connecticut Long-Term Care (LTC) Services and Supports:  Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Aging and Disability Resource Centers provide individuals age 18 and over with information on private and public long-term care (LTC) services and supports in Connecticut, including: home care, community care, housing, and residential or nursing home care.
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Community Choices 1-800-994-9422