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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Connecticut Congressional Delegation Announces Over $2 Million in Mental Health and Opioid Abuse Treatment Funding

September 18, 2017
Press Release

Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced $2,666,359 awarded to sixteen health centers in the state of Connecticut to fund treatment for mental health and opioid abuse. The grant is part of a $200 million package awarded to 1,178 health centers and thirteen rural health organizations in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“This funding, while welcome, is only a small step in stopping the opioid scourge in Connecticut,” said the delegation. “It is good news for the health centers that have been on the front lines of fighting the opioid epidemic in hard-hit Connecticut communities. We call on the Trump Administration to keep the promise made to Americans across the country struggling with opioid abuse, and continue providing aid to communities in need.”

Connecticut grant recipients are listed below.

 

Organization

City

Award

CHARTER OAK HEALTH CENTER, INC

HARTFORD

$174,944

COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER OF GREATER TORRINGTON, INCORPORATED

TORRINGTON

$175,700

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INCORPORATED

MIDDLETOWN

$175,700

COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES, INCORPORATED

HARTFORD

$85,200

CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITIES, INC.

DANBURY

$175,700

CORNELL SCOTT-HILL HEALTH CORPORATION

NEW HAVEN

$175,700

FAIR HAVEN COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC INC

NEW HAVEN

$175,700

FAMILY CENTERS INC.

GREENWICH

$175,700

FIRST CHOICE HEALTH CENTERS, INC.

EAST HARTFORD

$175,700

GENERATIONS FAMILY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

WILLIMANTIC

$129,200

NORWALK COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

NORWALK

$175,700

OPTIMUS HEALTH CARE, INC.

BRIDGEPORT

$175,700

SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

BRIDGEPORT

$168,615

STAYWELL HEALTH CARE, INC.

WATERBURY

$175,700

UNITED COMMUNITY SERVICES INC

NORWICH

$175,700

WHEELER CLINIC, INC. THE

PLAINVILLE

$175,700