The Catholic Charities Community Support/Recovery Pathways Program is funded by the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) and is contracted to provide skill building and life skill services to adults with psychiatric disabilities in the Greater Danbury area. Our services are trauma sensitive and culturally competent. The program teaches, coaches & educates clients in the community. We provide support & advocacy on behalf of the client when needs change or are not being met.
Some of the services and resources obtained include: skill building, social integration into the community, entitlements disability benefits, housing, clinical connections, medical treatment, substance abuse treatment, employment support, education & rehabilitation services. Those interested in Community Support/Recovery Pathways services must complete a Request for Service through the Western Connecticut Mental Health Network-Danbury Area located at 78 Triangle Street Danbury, CT 06810. To obtain a Request for Service call (203) 448-3200.
We are on the Housatonic Area Regional Transit (HART) bus line. We are located in the Union Savings Bank Building in Bethel on the first floor. We serve the greater Danbury area which includes: Redding, Roxbury, Bethel, Danbury, Newtown, New Fairfield, Ridgefield, New Milford & Brookfield
Who to Contact
24 Grassy Plain Street
Bethel, CT 06801
(203) 748-0848 ext. 226
Fax: (203) 796-0046
Michael was a 60 year old client referred to the Community Support Program for assistance with housing and community resources. He came from a very poor family that lived in the area for many years and was living in a cramped one bedroom apartment which he shared with another disabled friend. The house had a bug infestation and was not well maintained by the landlord. Michael had worked since the age of 13 to assist his family financially and to also care for a disabled sibling.
Michael began experiencing medical issues and did not know how to access services and was referred to the Community Support Program. Michael’s Community Support Specialist conducted a thorough evaluation with him and for the first time he admitted that he did not know how to read. During weekly meetings at the library, his Specialist very slowing began teaching Michael how to read. His Specialist also assisted Michael with completing housing applications to access better housing and connected him to comprehensive medical services.
Today, Michael can read at a 5th grade level and is connected to medical services that are addressing his concerns. He also now lives in a new clean and safe apartment and has purchased new furniture. Michael’s life has improved dramatically and he is extremely grateful for the care provided by the Community Support Program.