Wellmore Recieves a Grant from CHEFA

CHEFA Grant Awarded to Wellmore Behavioral Health

 

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Gary Steck, CEO of Wellmore, Frank Scinto Board Chair of Wellmore, Michael Morris from CHEFA, and Dr. Robert Plant, Chief Clinical Officer at Wellmore.

Pictured in the photo from left to right: Gary Steck, CEO of Wellmore, Frank Scinto Board Chair of Wellmore, Michael Morris from CHEFA, and Dr. Robert Plant, Chief Clinical Officer at Wellmore.

 

Wellmore Behavioral Health was recently awarded a $40,000 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) as part of its
Not-for-Profit Grant Program.

Wellmore was formed with a bold and ambitious plan to combine the resources of two strong non-profits with deep community roots and create an innovative, lifespan-oriented community behavioral health model, which radically improved our capabilities to meet community needs. Wellmore operates an integrated continuum of child and adult services helping 15,000 residents of a 49-town region spanning from greater Waterbury to the lower Naugatuck Valley, to upper northwest Connecticut.

CHEFA funds will support the addition of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for adults struggling with addiction at the longstanding and high volume Wellmore Waterbury Adult Outpatient Program. The program promotes abstinence and recovery through intensive psychotherapy, groups, education and wellness, case management, crisis support and medication management.

“Integrating an evidence based treatment within our large practice will give us another tool to help those ready to commit to recovery,” said Wellmore CEO Gary M. Steck, LMFT. He added, “We are grateful for the CHEFA investment in the health and well-being of our community”.

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) recently announced $1.2 million in grants to 28 nonprofit agencies throughout the state. CHEFA is a quasi-public agency created by the State Legislature to help Connecticut healthcare and educational institutions, and other not-for-profit entities obtain tax exempt financing. CHEFA is self-sustaining and receives no taxpayer funds. For more information about CHEFA, visit www.chefa.com.

For further information, contact Jackie Post, VP for Community Services at 203-574-9000 ext. 1109 or via email at jpost@wellmore.org. For more information about Wellmore, please visit our website at www.Wellmore.org.