SAMHSA Grant Awards by State FY 2005

Discretionary Funds in Detail

CONNECTICUT 


Center for Mental Health Services

Grantee: Connecticut State Dept Children/Families Hartford, CT
Program: Children's Services SM54502
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $2,000,000
Project Period: 09/30/2002 - 09/29/2008
The State of CT, in collaboration with the Bridgeport public schools, parents and community service providers, is using this cooperative agreement to create a school-based system of care, known as the "Partnership for Kids Project (PARK)" for children with SED and their families. Building upon an existing statewide reform and the local system of care that exists in Bridgeport, the PARK Project will expand the role of the public schools in advancing a community based treatment model that is comprehensive, child centered, family driven and culturally competent. The Project will add specialized care coordinators to the existing Student Assistance Teams in a group of 5 "cluster schools" to allow for individualized treatment planning for children and youth with complex behavioral health needs that integrates services provided in sschool with services offered in the community. In addition, this project will provide technical assistance and support to school personnel in identifying and addressing the needs of SED children, working cooperatively with parents and other caregivers and creating a school milieu that is resonsive to the needs of chidren with behavioral challenges. By fostering a stronger connection between community service providers and school staff, children and families should have the benefit of a comprehensive service delivery system that capitalizes on the strengths of all partners involved in the project. Once the process and parameters around the project have been designed and tested, additional sets of cluster schools will be added as funding permits. Also, following future needs assessment, funds will be used to fill existing service gaps, most notably those that involve non-traditional services such as therapeutic respite and wrap-around services. The project will develop a local Federation of Families chapter in Bridgeport and assist existing parent organizations to become better informed and trained as advocates for children with SED.
     
Grantee: State of Conn. Dept. of Children & Famil Hartford, CT
Program: Child Mental Health Initiative SM57066
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $1,000,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2011
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families proposes the Building Blocks For Bright Beginnings Project with its partners, the Southeastern Mental Health System of Care (SEMHSOC), LEARN, Families United for Children's Mental Health and The Consultation Center. Building Blocks will transform mental health service delivery for our children ages birth- five and their families in southeastern Connecticut through a family driven, youth guided, culturally competent, community based system of care, committed to the promotion of social/emotional wellness and resiliency. The primary activities of this project are workforce development for caregivers and service providers, and comprehensive services to SED children and their families. The work will be guided by a community-based Governance Council and informed by an army of nationally known early childhood consultants. The two primary service subcontractors have strong histories of providing family driven, culturally competent, high quality care in the target communities.
     
Grantee: State of Conn. - Office of the Governor Hartford, CT
Program: Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grants SM57456
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $2,730,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2010
The Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell, in leading development of CT’s response to the MHT SIG, has charged 14 key state agencies and the Judicial Branch to successfully transform mental health and other systems to offer CT’s citizens an array of accessible services and supports that are culturally responsive and person- and family-centered and have as their primary aim promotion of the person/family’s resilience, recovery, and inclusion in community life. CT envisions a recovery-oriented system of mental health care that will offer all of the State’s citizens, across the lifespan, an array of accessible services and recovery supports from which they will be able to choose those, which are effective in addressing their particular mental health condition or combination of conditions. Services and recovery supports will be provided in an integrated and coordinated fashion within the context of a locally managed system of care in collaboration with the surrounding community, thereby ensuring continuity of care both over time and across agency boundaries, thus maximizing the person’s opportunities for establishing, or reestablishing, a safe, dignified, and meaningful life in the communities of his or her choice. CT seeks to leverage the MHT SIG funds to consolidate the gains we have made and gather momentum from our important successes to tackle the major challenges inherent in the recommendations of the President’s New Freedom Commission. The MHT SIG would offer the impetus and resources needed to achieve this vision; one in which state and local systems work together seamlessly to prevent mental illness and promote resilience and recovery for all of CT citizens.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Dept of MH & Addiction Svcs Hartford, CT
Program: 2004 COSIGS SM56579
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $1,100,000
Project Period: 09/01/2005 - 08/31/2010
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is improving services to individuals with co-occurring disorders through standardized screening and assessment regardless of entry point, service coordination and network building, and developing an infrastructure that allows information sharing to all stakeholders and promotes the use of data in a quality improvement framework. Two service pilots are being conducted. The Enhancing Psychiatric Services Pilot develops, implements, and evaluates effective, integrated and culturally responsive care Latinos/as with COD. The Addiction Services Pilot is developing an integrated system of services for individuals with COD that uses systems change technology with clinical practice technology at the systems, program and clinical competency levels to create system change. The pilots are establishing an intebrated system of care for persons with CODs to ensure there is "no wrong door" when seeking care.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Dept of MH & Addiction Svcs Hartford, CT
Program: State Mental Health Data Infrastructure Grants SM56644
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $160,718
Project Period: 09/30/2004 - 09/29/2007
This project will continue the State's effort to build infrastructure to collect data and report the remaining Mental Health Block Grant Uniform Reporting System Developmental Measures. Grant efforts will focus on (1) local provider training to improve data quality, (2) implementation of web-based technology using DS2K + data standards to collect, report, and improve accessibility of data, and (3) strengthening internal and external database linkages. Project outcomes will include consistent data definitions, timely capture of data, improved measure of service outcomes and client change, improved data quality, and enhanced ability to analyze and report on developmental measures such as school attendance, school performance, and involvement with the criminal justice system. The project outcomes will be evaluated based on the ability to produce the data required for URS and other desired reporting. The project will also be evaluated in terms of its ability to produce data that is useful to and is used by system stakeholders.
     
Grantee: Dept of Mental Health & Addiction Svcs Hartford, CT
Program: Jail Diversion SM55049
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $300,000
Project Period: 06/01/2003 - 05/31/2006
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), in collaboration with the Judicial Branch-Court Support Services Division (CSSD) and the Geographic Area Courts in the Cities of New Britain and Bristol, will implement the New Britain/Bristol Women's Treatment and Support Diversion Program, to divert women with mental illness from the criminal justice system to gender-specific and culturally appropriate case management, trauma treatment, and integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment services, and strengthen linkages for women involved in the criminal justice system. Nationally, women comprise a growing proportion of the criminal justice population. Within this population, women with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders are over-represented. Through this state agency and local community partners collaborative, the target population will be successfully reintegrated within their communities. The program will also have a lasting effect on the integration of services by facilitating the identification of an appropriate service strategy that can be replicated throughout the state and/or nationally. This effort is well-positioned, as the state is restructuring its behavioral health system towards a comprehensive, integrated, recovery-oriented, and culturally competent system of care. DMHAS has made significant progress in developing a system of coordinated services delivered through regional networks of care, including administering Jail Diversion Programs in all 20 lower geographic area courts across the State. The evolution of Connecticut's behavioral health system has been based on the development of innovative evidence-based, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, and gender sensitive approaches in response to the changing treatment landscape.
     
Grantee: Families United for Children's Mntl Hlth Niantic, CT
Program: CMHS Statewide Family Network Grants SM56372
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $70,000
Project Period: 09/30/2004 - 09/29/2007
Families United for Children's Mental Health is a Connecticut support and advocacy group, run by and for families of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs. We propose to greatly expand our statewide network by developing new partnerships, building a strong and sustainable infrastructure, enhancing business and leadership skills, strengthening community level family groups, and developing a youth leadership program.
     
Grantee: Community Health Center, Inc Middletown, CT
Program: AIDS TCE-Service Capacity Bldg in Minority Communities SM54096
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2001 - 09/29/2006
The Community Health Center will provide integrated mental health, primary care and support services. The project offers non-traditional services by providing clinical and psychiatric treatment to clients in their home, hospital, or other agreed upon community location. The target population is primarily Spanish speaking, representing several different Latin American countries and the increasing, African American population. Clinical services include psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, medication consultation, and management and collaboration among the client's providers. Case management services include linkage and referral, transportation, translation, home visits, and life skills instruction.
     
Grantee: Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic New Haven, CT
Program: Community TX & Service Ctrs of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative SM57151
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2009
Clifford Beers Clinic, the oldest outpatient clinic in Connecticut, has been a lead agency in providing trauma-informed treatment to the most economically challenged families in the New Haven area. Because of its leadership in the community, Clifford Beers Clinic is in an excellent position to create a community-based clinical center for excellence for the treatment of children and families who have been exposed to trauma, called the Child and Family Trauma Center (CFTC). The purpose of the CFTC is to improve the quality of the treatment services available to those families within the greater New Haven Region by assisting other human service agencies to take root and implement evidence-based practices. By creating such a center in the Greater New Haven region, the quality of life will improve for those children exposed to trauma, who will have improved school performance; parents, who will have a greater sense of empowerment; and the numerous families under stress in New Haven, who will see their stresses alleviated. In addition, the increase in advocacy and community education will lead to a decrease in the number of traumas perpetrated upon our children in the community.
     
Grantee: Yale University Child Study Center New Haven, CT
Program: CMHS 2005 Earmarks SM56846
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $496,000
Project Period: 07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
     
Grantee: Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT
Program: National Child Traumati Stress Initiative-Treatment and Service Adapation Centers SM54318
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $600,000
Project Period: 09/30/2001 - 09/29/2009
The Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC) develops, evaluates and disseminates secondary prevention models for children exposed to potentially traumatic events. The CVTC has developed three secondary preventions: 1) The CDCP Police-Mental Health Acute Response Intervention, 2) The Domestic Violence Home Visiting Intervention, 3) The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention. These interventions provide a collaborative Acute Response protocol implemented by mental health providers and police officers for children and families who have been exposed to violence; safety and access to services for children exposed to domestic violence; and assistance to children who are traumatized by violence, injury or other traumatic events.
     
Grantee: Hispanos Unidos, Inc New Haven, CT
Program: AIDS TCE-Service Capacity Bldg in Minority Communities SM54098
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2001 - 09/29/2006
Nuevos Horizontes, a culturally relevant mental health program targeting Hispanics living with HIV / AIDS in New Haven, Connecticut, provides services under four basic components: 1) individual, group, couple and family therapy, 2) support groups, 3) psychiatric treatment, and 4) alternative therapies. The goal of the program is to fill the existing gap of mental health care for Hispanics living with HIV/AIDS. The objectives of Nuevos Horizontes include: 1) to assist Hispanics living with HIV/AIDS to identify life stressors related to their HIV status, 2) to support the target population in coping with life stressors and anxiety symptoms, and 3) to enhance the quality of life by participation in a holistic mental health program.
     

 

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Grantee: Capital Area Substance Abuse Council Bloomfield, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP11299
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2009
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Subst Abuse Action Cncl of Ctrl Conn,Inc Bristol, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12412
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2008
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Hawkwing Glastonbury, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12299
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2008
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Town of Glastonbury Glastonbury, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12190
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2006
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Dept of MH & Addiction Svcs Hartford, CT
Program: State Incentive Cooperative Agreements SP10359
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $750,000
Project Period: 09/15/2003 - 09/14/2006
Through an enhanced collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, Connecticut will focus on three goals: 1) address gaps in substance abuse prevention and early intervention services to meet the needs of young adults, ages 18-25, in college campus settings; 2) support and promote culturally responsive, age-appropriate, and evidence-based prevention and early intervention approaches for young adults, ages 18-25; and 3) further develop CT's substance abuse prevention data infrastructure and capacity to collect and analyze outcome data and report on key performance measures.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Dept of MH & Addiction Svcs Hartford, CT
Program: Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants SP11198
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $2,350,965
Project Period: 09/30/2004 - 09/29/2009
The Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants are used to advance community-based programs for substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, and mental illness prevention. The SPF SIG implements a five-step process known to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build on assets, and prevent problem behaviors. The five steps are: (1) conduct needs assessments; (2) build state and local capacity; (3) develop a comprehensive strategic plan; (4) implement evidence-based prevention policies, programs and practices; and (5) monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, sustaining what has worked well. These grants will allow the programs to provide leadership, technical support and monitoring to ensure that participating communities are successful. The success of the grants will be measured by specific measurable outcomes, among them: abstinence from drug use and alcohol abuse, reduction in substance abuse-related crime, attainment of employment or enrollment in school, increased stability in family and living conditions, increased access to services, and increased social connectedness. In Connecticut, the Strategic Prevention Framework Initiative will develop a comprehensive prevention strategy for delivering and implementing effective substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion services that will serve as a blueprint for state and community partners.
     
Grantee: City of Hartford, Connecticut Hartford, CT
Program: HIV/Strategic Prevention Framework SP13397
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $254,320
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2010
The proposed project will provide funding for the MetroHartford Prevention Coalition (MPC), a collaborative effort to provide substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis prevention services within the Connecticut communities of Hartford, East Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield. The proposed MPC project will join two health departments and one health district representing the four contiguous municipalities in a cooperative effort aimed at reducing the incidence and prevalence of substance abuse, HIV, and hepatitis among people of color and the minority reentry population. Over the past decade, Connecticut's Capital Region (which includes the targeted communities) has experienced a tremendous increase in population mobility that has resulted in greater diversity among all its municipalities. At the same time, a surge of releases from correctional institutions to the region's communities - estimated at 4,500 individuals over the past year - has resulted in increased stress on these communities. The prevalence of substance abuse, HIV and hepatitis has been and remains high in this area, with a 2002 AIDS case rate of 62.6 per 100,000 minority residents in the Hartford MSA. Faced with multiple public health issues complicated by population mobility between towns, the MPC is conceived as an important strategic alliance for purposes of improved data collection and epidemiological services, joint program development using evidence-based interventions, collective staff development opportunities, and improved effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services provided to residents of each municipality through both municipal and community-based services. The MPC will enable development, implementation and strengthening of a regional infrastructure to promote enhanced health literacy about HIV/AIDS, SA/mental health, and hepatitis, as well as early intervention and prevention in the target populations. Using a regional public health systems approach, this strategic collaboratio
     
Grantee: Connecticut Dept of MH & Addiction Svcs Hartford, CT
Program: Cooperative Agreement for Ecstasy & Other Club Drugs Prevention Services SP11167
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $292,356
Project Period: 09/30/2004 - 09/29/2009
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services proposed to develop, implement and evaluate the Skills Mastery and Resistance Training (SMART) Moves evidence-based prevention intervention model with enhanced ecstasy and other club drugs called SMART Moves Plus for youth aged12-15 in two sites within the Greater Bridgeport area. The State will also conduct some infrastructure development activities prior to piloting the SMART Moves Plus curriculum and providing training and technical assistance fir intervention site staff. Additional infrastructure activities will be implemented in years 03-05 to expand use the SMART Moves Plus curriculum to other Boys and Girls Clubs in the area.
     
Grantee: NE Comm. Against Substance Abuse, Inc. Dayville, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12991
Congressional District: CT-02
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2010
The grantee will: (1) reduce substance abuse among youth and over time, among adults by addressing factors in the community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promote factors to minimize the risk of substance abuse; (2) establish and strengthen citizen participation and collaboration among communities, nonprofit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support community efforts to deliver effective substance use prevention strategies for youth; (3) use the Strategic Prevention Framework of evidence based prevention strategies to assess needs, build capacity, plan, implement and evaluate community prevention initiatives; and (4) assess and report on the effectiveness of community prevention initiatives to reduce age of onset of any drug use, frequency of use in the past 30 days, increased perception of risk or harm, and increased perception of disapproval of use by peers and adults.
     
Grantee: Ledge Light Health District Groton, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities Mentoring SP13569
Congressional District: CT-02
FY 2005 Funding: $74,981
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2007
The grantee will: (1) support and encourage the development of new or the expansion of existing community anti-drug coalitions that are focused on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse; (2) assist one or more communities in efforts to begin coalition operations or to expand the operations of community coalitions that want to receive assistance.
     
Grantee: Ledge Light Health District Groton, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12152
Congressional District: CT-02
FY 2005 Funding: $99,996
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2006
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Yth & Famly Svcs of Haddam Killingworth Higganum, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12295
Congressional District: CT-02
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2008
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Business Industry Fndn of Middlesex Cnty Middletown, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP11448
Congressional District: CT-02
FY 2005 Funding: $95,435
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2009
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Town of Old Saybrook Old Saybrook, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12073
Congressional District: CT-02
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2006
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Birmingham Group Health Services Ansonia, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP11239
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $93,761
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2009
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Life Haven, Inc. New Haven, CT
Program: CSAP 2005 Earmarks SP12845
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $198,400
Project Period: 07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
The New Haven Project helps children and families overcome social, emotional and educational obstacles by promoting their resilience. The Devereux Foundation will train Life Haven -a shelter for homeless pregnant women and women with young children -and its childcare center staff to assess homeless children's resiliency and develop individual plans to promote protective factors for more positive behavioral and psychological outcomes in at-risk children. Protective factors are individual and environmental characteristics that are thought to moderate or buffer the negative effects of stress and result in more positive behavioral and psychological outcomes in at-risk children than would have been possible in their absence. Children whose behavior reflects these protective factors tend to have positive outcomes despite stress and are often characterized as "resilient." Children lacking, or with underdeveloped protective factors, ~re more likely to develop emotional and behavioral problems under similar risk conditions and are described as "vulnerable." Interventions premised on strengthening protective factors in young children have shown promise in reducing the occurrence of severe emotional and behavioral disorders and other negative life outcomes. Typical interventions include providing preschoolers with the opportunity to establish relationships with supportive caring adults who serve as positive role models or mentors, developing parent training programs that offer family-centered support and strategies to promote resilience, and teaching caregivers how to encourage the development of independence, self- esteem and self-efficacy in preschoolers. The Devereux Foundation has developed and validated the use of a nationally standardized measure of within-child protective factors, the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment, as part of a national initiative to foster the healthy emotional growth of preschool children.
     
Grantee: Conn Children & Families Center Inc New Haven, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12303
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2008
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Regional Youth Adult Subst Abuse Project Bridgeport, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP11517
Congressional District: CT-04
FY 2005 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 09/30/2004 - 09/29/2009
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Regional Youth Adult Subst Abuse Project Bridgeport, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities Mentoring SP13556
Congressional District: CT-04
FY 2005 Funding: $75,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2007
The grantee will: (1) support and encourage the development of new or the expansion of existing community anti-drug coalitions that are focused on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse; (2) assist one or more communities in efforts to begin coalition operations or to expand the operations of community coalitions that want to receive assistance.
     
Grantee: Human Services Council Norwalk, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12143
Congressional District: CT-04
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2006
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: LMG Programs, Inc Stamford, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP13144
Congressional District: CT-04
FY 2005 Funding: $56,051
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2010
The grantee will: (1) reduce substance abuse among youth and over time, among adults by addressing factors in the community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promote factors to minimize the risk of substance abuse; (2) establish and strengthen citizen participation and collaboration among communities, nonprofit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support community efforts to deliver effective substance use prevention strategies for youth; (3) use the Strategic Prevention Framework of evidence based prevention strategies to assess needs, build capacity, plan, implement and evaluate community prevention initiatives; and (4) assess and report on the effectiveness of community prevention initiatives to reduce age of onset of any drug use, frequency of use in the past 30 days, increased perception of risk or harm, and increased perception of disapproval of use by peers and adults.
     
Grantee: Human Resources Agncy of New Britain Inc New Britain, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12298
Congressional District: CT-05
FY 2005 Funding: $94,938
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2008
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Newtown Youth Services Inc. Sandy Hook, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP11344
Congressional District: CT-05
FY 2005 Funding: $100,000
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2009
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     
Grantee: Meriden & Wallingford Subst Abuse Cncl Wallingford, CT
Program: Drug Free Communities SP12059
Congressional District: CT-05
FY 2005 Funding: $60,150
Project Period: 09/30/2005 - 09/29/2006
The grantee will: (1) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse and; (2) Establish and strengthen community anti-drug coalitions.
     

 

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 

Grantee: Greater Bridgeport Adolescent Preg Prog Bridgeport, CT
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI14545
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $473,273
Project Period: 09/30/2002 - 09/29/2007
The Services to Outreach, Link, and Engage (SOLE) project will be expanding and enhancing comprehensive HIV outreach services to 2,450 minority (55% African American, 45% Latino) girls and boys ages 12-17. They will be providing intensive outpatient using the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Dept of MH & Addiction Svcs Hartford, CT
Program: TCE Innovative Treatment TI16321
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2004 - 09/29/2007
The grant funds Connecticut Screening and Brief Intervention Initiative. Program is geared toward early identification of and brief interventions for nondependent adult populations as well as referral for individuals with substance abuse disorders.
     
Grantee: Connecticut State Dept Children/Families Hartford, CT
Program: Strengthening Communities - Youth TI13308
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $750,000
Project Period: 03/31/2002 - 03/30/2007
The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in collaboration with community-based organizations, and the Hartford Community Substance Abuse Providers, have created a network of over 60 organizations, working to enhance the alcohol and drug abuse treatment delivery system for youth in Hartford, Connecticut. The Hartford Youth Project (HYP) facilitates early identification, assessment, referral, and treatment of individuals between the ages of 14 to 21 impacted by substance abuse. This program is a strong component of KidCare throughout Hartford, consequently, most of HYP's outreach services are to schools, shelters, detentions centers, child protective services, youth on probation, and children inflicted with mental health problems.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Dept of MH & Addiction Svcs Hartford, CT
Program: SAMHSA Conference Grants TI17118
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $50,000
Project Period: 06/01/2005 - 05/31/2006
Conference is to be held in Hartford, CT, on September 12-13, 2005. This conference seeks to consolidate infrastructure and take another significant step in actualization of a recovery-oriented and person-centered system of behavioral healthcare by identifying and disseminating the evidence base that underlies both the concept of recovery the delivery of effective, evidence-based recovery-oriented approaches.
     
Grantee: State of Connecticut Hartford, CT
Program: Access to Recovery TI16831
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $7,575,685
Project Period: 08/03/2004 - 08/02/2007
This program will target at-risk, nondependent adult populations ages 18 and older, who are at increased risk of continued substance use or abuse, as well as adults with substance use disorders. The program will emphasize populations documented to have significant barriers to access to care, service use and successful treatment outcomes, such as criminal justice, adults involved in the child welfare system and racially or culturally diverse populations. Connecticut will offer a choice through a provider network that includes a variety of traditional and non-traditional providers, including those who are faith and peer-based.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Dept of Children & Families Hartford, CT
Program: State Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Coordination TI17394
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 08/01/2005 - 07/31/2008
Connecticut proposes the Connecticut State Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Coordination (SASATC) project to develop and improve policies, regulations, practices, funding and program development functions of the State system that impact treatment and supports for adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. To ensure these youth and their families are receiving culturally competent, gender specific, evidenced based and cost effective treatment and support services, an Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Effectiveness Coordinator will be hired to coordinate three areas of infrastructure improvements: increased intra-State agency collaboration; more integrated and outcome oriented policy and practice at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) across mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice and child welfare; and increased professional, community and consumer awareness and support for high quality care for adolescents and their families with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
     
Grantee: University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
Program: TCE- Campus Screening/Colleges & Universities TI17345
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $364,064
Project Period: 07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
The University of Hartford ("the University"), and its intervention services collaborator, Connecticut Renaissance, Inc., propose a Campus SBI grant for Project OASIS (Outreach and Action for Student Improvement Services) to provide substance abuse intervention to University of Hartford students, with an emphasis on alcohol. At least 900 student clients over the three-year project period will be served at a reasonable cost per client of $983. The University, a private post-secondary institution of higher education, is the applicant and lead agency for a Campus SBI grant, while Connecticut Renaissance will provide the actual substance abuse intervention at an office to be located in close proximity to campus. The service delivery model is based on using the Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) protocol. Most clients will be referred to the program through the University's Judicial Office, although students will also be able to self-refer. The overall project goal is to improve health and life outcomes by intervening in student substance abuse, with an emphasis on alcohol abuse, which will eventually lead to less overall substance use, misuse and abuse on and near campus.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Comm. for Addiction Recovery Wethersfield, CT
Program: Recovery Community Support - Recovery TI16155
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $350,000
Project Period: 09/30/2004 - 09/29/2008
The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) will provide a variety of peer-to-peer recovery support services that address the needs of the recovery community consisting of persons in short-term, mid-term, and long-term recovery, as well as their family members, friends and allies. The main components of the program are to: (1) increase capacity by delivering an array of peer-to-peer recovery support services; (2) open eight recovery centers in key locations in the state over the next four years modeled after the highly effective Windham Recovery Community Center model; and (3) honor local recovery cultures and characteristics while developing specific action plans unique to each new Center.
     
Grantee: Dept of Mental Health & Addiction Svcs Hartford, CT
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI13168
Congressional District: CT-01
FY 2005 Funding: $500,000
Project Period: 09/30/2001 - 09/29/2006
To expand the program for Latinos with substance use disorders in Bridgeport.
     
Grantee: AIDS Interfaith Network, Inc. New Haven, CT
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI14492
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $475,000
Project Period: 09/30/2002 - 09/29/2007
To enhance and expand the current WISHES program by adding intensive outreach and outpatient services. Over the course of the grant the program will provide outreach to 3,750 women and it will serve 325 women in the intensive outpatient program. The program will use Targeted Capacity Expansion TCE/HIV to target women and women with children from the African-American population.
     
Grantee: Hill Health Corporation New Haven, CT
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI15902
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 09/30/2003 - 09/29/2008
Hill Health Center will enhance and expand HIV substance abuse services for African-American women. The Center will provide comprehensive, holistic and culturally competent outreach, pretreatment, and referral services utilizing a model of motivational enhancement. During the 5- year grant period, the Village of POWER will expand outreach services to 2,000 women; 1,250 will receive enhanced services and 750 will receive intensive case management.
     
Grantee: Columbus House, Inc New Haven, CT
Program: Homeless Addictions Treatment TI16498
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $400,000
Project Period: 07/01/2005 - 06/30/2010
The New Haven community seeks to implement The Community Living Room, an interagency collaboration that will provide peer-based engagement, street- and clinic-based treatment, and rehabilitative and social services for adult women who are homeless, have substance abuse or dual substance abuse and psychiatric disorders, and who are unengaged with existing treatment and other services.
     
Grantee: Morris Foundation, Inc Waterbury, CT
Program: Effective Adolescent Treatment TI15421
Congressional District: CT-03
FY 2005 Funding: $181,005
Project Period: 09/30/2004 - 09/29/2007
This program is designed for youth age 12- 21 who meet medical criteria for substance abuse or dependence. The program will adopt or expand use of a treatment protocol that combines two types of therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a five-session protocol, was previously proved to be effective with substance abusing youth.
     
Grantee: Chemical Abuse Services Agency, Inc Bridgeport, CT
Program: Targeted Capacity - HIV/AIDS TI15767
Congressional District: CT-04
FY 2005 Funding: $499,995
Project Period: 09/30/2003 - 09/29/2008
We propose 60 new treatment slots (point- in-time) that will provide Buprenorphine (BUP) maintenance and detoxification treatment integrated with on-site mental health, substance abuse, HIV specialty and primary health care services to 220 persons per year who are dually or triply dually diagnosed with substance abuse, mental illness and HIV/AIDS. Buprenorphine, coformulated with the opiate antagonist naloxone, limits the potential for abuse and, unlike methadone can be prescribed by trained physicians and administered on alternate days. This is an especially appealing approach to care because abstinence from illicit drug use has been associated with improvement in psychiatric functioning, adherence to antiretroviral therapy (and thus delays the development of drug resistance) and with reduction in HIV risk behaviors.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Renaissance Inc Bridgeport, CT
Program: Effective Adolescent Treatment TI15678
Congressional District: CT-04
FY 2005 Funding: $247,911
Project Period: 09/30/2003 - 09/29/2006
Connecticut Renaissance, Inc., will provide effective substance abuse treatment for adolescent cannabis users, aged 12 -16, in Lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. Project TEMPO is to empower adolescent clients to successfully abstain from using cannabis and other substances by engaging them in case-managed, short-term outpatient substance abuse treatment using the MET/CBT 5 Model. Project clients will be residents of Bridgeport, Norwalk or Stamford.
     
Grantee: Connecticut Junior Republic, Inc Litchfield, CT
Program: Effective Adolescent Treatment TI15475
Congressional District: CT-05
FY 2005 Funding: $250,000
Project Period: 09/30/2003 - 09/29/2006
Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) will target youth, ages 12-16, who are juvenile justice-involved or under school disciplinary action. 300 youth will be served over the 3 yr grant period. Evaluation will be conducted by a minority organization, a lead investigator from Yale Child Study Center, and a Boston-based substance abuse treatment research firm. Of the approximately 2,725 youth adjudicated annually by the juvenile court branch serving the 8-community Waterbury (CT) geographic area, approximately 50% are Hispanic Latino, and 25% each are African American and Caucasian, respectively. This project will deliver culturally appropriate case management and ancillary services as a complement to the MET/CBT 5 component.