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Larson Visits InterCommunity’s North End Residential Site to Announce $4.7 million in Federal Funding

October 5, 2021
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) visited InterCommunity’s Recovery House to announce $4.7 million in grant funding for the regional network of health centers. 

InterCommunity Health Center Visit 

Left to right: Ken Przybysz, Vice President & COO Tyler Booth, President & CEO Kim Beauregard, Rep. John Larson, Aneta Godlewski

“Local health centers, like InterCommunity, have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and our nation’s opioid epidemic, and  this funding is going exactly where it’s needed most,” said Larson. “These crucial federal grants will allow InterCommunity to bring back and improve mental health services that were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, expand treatment options for substance abuse, and better serve the North End community’s diverse health care needs.” 

“It is essential that we are able to provide these much needed health and wellness services in the North End and at all of our locations. We need to have safe and inviting spaces for everyone and we could not have done this restructuring without the federal dollars we have received. We are grateful  to Congressman Larson and his colleagues in CT and Washington who have advocated for us especially during the pandemic,” said Kimberly L. Beauregard, President & CEO of InterCommunity, Inc.  

InterCommunity has received four Federal grant awards this year: 

  • $2.8 million from the Community Mental Health Centers grant program 
  • $1.2 million from the American Rescue Plan for Funding for Look-Alikes 
  • $525,000 from the Medication Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction grant program 
  • $125,000 for the Mental Health Awareness Training Project 

In addition to this year’s grant funding, InterCommunity was selected by the Health Resources & Services Administration earlier this year for the Ensuring Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution program, an initiative to ensure vaccines reached underserved communities. InterCommunity was also awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services in July of 2020 to expand COVID-19 testing.