$25,000 Foundation Grant to CMHA

Community Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Community Mental Health Affiliates

New Britain, Conn. (May 9, 2014)Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA) has received $25,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Johnstone Vance Memorial Fund to support the agency’s Child & Family Services program in New Britain.

The funds will help the program incorporate sensory-based treatment approaches and support the development of a Sensory Integration Room as part of CMHA’s holistic therapeutic approach to treating children and adolescents who struggle with trauma symptoms.

Pictured in the sensory integration room at CMHA’s Child & Family Services New Britain in photo at left are (from left): CMHA Child & Family Services Outpatient Services Program Coordinator Nancy dos Santos, CMHA President & CEO Ray Gorman, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) President Jim Williamson, CFGNB Grants Committee Chair Cori Humes, CFGNB Grants Committee Member Paul Zagorsky and CFGNB Board Chairman Leo Gagne.

Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc., is a private non-profit provider of behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.  CMHA is headquartered in New Britain, with 14 locations in 4 cities and towns throughout northwest and central Connecticut. CMHA provides treatment for more than 6,000 children, adolescents and adults each year.

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain connects donors who care with causes that matter in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. It does this by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in each of these communities. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org.