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Transform Lives Today

In the 45 years since The Connection opened its doors, the agency has touched the lives of tens of thousands of men, women and families struggling with homelessness, mental health conditions, and addictions. Their success has been made possible through our partnerships with individuals, organizations, and institutions throughout the state who are invested in the […]

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Connection is pleased to announce that the New Haven Orange Street Connection Counseling Center and the Norwich Connection Counseling Center are now providing Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) services. IOP services are a level of care available to individuals with mental health and substance use disorders whose symptoms are not adequately managed with traditional outpatient […]

2017 Connection Agency Conference

Addictive Disorders: Innovative Approaches ♦ Reclaimed Lives — 2017 Connection Agency Conference to be held Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24 at Wesleyan University Middletown, CT The Connection has finalized the schedule for its 2017 annual conference on Addictive Disorders: Innovative Approaches ♦ Reclaimed Lives, to be held on Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24 on […]

Driving Hope Home 2017 Golf Tournament

The Connection and The Joey Logano Foundation invite you to Driving Hope Home, the annual Joey Logano Foundation (JLF) charity event in Connecticut. The special day will feature a golf tournament, dinner, VIP dinner, car show, live and silent auctions, and raffle on July 13, 2017 at the Southington Country Club and Aqua Turf Club […]

The Connection’s Brand New Radio Show is Here!

Co-hosted by Ann Baldwin and our very own CEO Lisa Dematteis-Lepore, the two talk about various programs offered by The Connection as well as some obstacles people in our state face when trying to access the right services for behavioral health issues. Tune in to WTIC Newstalk 1080, each week on Sundays at 5:30am; or […]

Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore Selected as The Connection’s CEO

The Connection today announced that Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore is named Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The Boards of The Connection, Inc. and The Connection Fund, Inc. selected Ms. DeMatteis-Lepore as The Connection’s Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Peter Nucci, who retired in 2016. This appointment is made after the Board’s Search Committee conducted a national search through […]

22nd Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest

Don’t miss The Connection’s 22nd Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 21, 22, 23, 2017, during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Lunchtime Concerts on the New Haven Green! Enjoy pizza by the slice from Greater New Haven’s finest and most generous pizzerias. Pizza, beverages, and Italian […]

Unmasking Homelessness
2017 Masquerade Ball

Announcing our newest event: The Connection’s first annual Masquerade Ball, themed “Unmasking Homelessness”. This special event will take place on Wednesday, May 24th, from 6–10 pm at The WoodWinds in Branford. For additional information, sponsorship, or tickets, contact Beth Connor at 860 343-5500 x1600 or email bconnor@theconnectioninc.org. Click the images below to view the event […]

Now Offering
Accelerated Resolution Therapy® (ART)

The Connection Counseling Centers are now offering a new technique to overcome the effects of trauma, addiction and anxiety. Accelerated Resolution Therapy® (ART) is recognized as a SAMHSA evidenced-based practice which uses eye movements and guided visualization to allow clients to change the imagery associated with a memory or behavior. Accelerated Resolution Therapy was created […]

The Hometown Foundation & Bozzuto’s to Donate Thanksgiving Turkeys to The Connection

More Than a Dozen Supportive Housing Residences Received 45 Turkeys Many Connecticut residents struggling with homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, and recovery had a warm turkey meal this Thanksgiving thanks to Bozzuto’s Inc. Through its charitable arm, The Hometown Foundation, the Cheshire-based food wholesale distributor donated 45 fresh turkeys to The Connection, which distributed them […]

Introducing Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore, Our Interim CEO

The Connection’s Boards of Directors have appointed Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore Interim Chief Executive Officer. Lisa, who previously served as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer, has more than 25 years of service to all areas of the agency and is an accomplished, results-oriented leader with proven success in the strategic development and growth to the organization. She […]

Re-Entry Assisted Community Housing (REACH) Receives Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award for the Northeast Region

The Connection, one of Connecticut’s largest nonprofit human service and community development agencies, today announced The National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) honored the Re-Entry Assisted Community Housing (REACH) program with its Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award for the Northeast Region in recognition of their work in reducing recidivism.  The award is given out annually to […]

21st Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest

Don’t miss The Connection’s 21st Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays, June 16-17 and June 23-24 during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Lunchtime Concerts on the New Haven Green. Enjoy pizza by the slice from Greater New Haven’s finest and most generous pizzerias. Pizza, beverages, and Italian ice […]

Governor’s Nonprofit Grants Program Awards The Connection $908,851

Funds will be used for facilities upgrades at 48 Howe Street, New Haven, and upgrades to telephone and IT systems at agency locations throughout the state. The State of Connecticut has awarded The Connection $908,851 in funding from the Governor’s Nonprofit Grant Program. These funds will be used to support upgrades to The Connection’s 48 […]

HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and other Dignitaries Celebrate Grand Opening of Milestone Supportive Housing Project

The Connection will provide case management services to residents in need at Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust’s newest affordable housing development      On Friday, January 15, Federal, state, and local officials gathered at 1803 Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport to celebrate the grand opening of the Milestone Apartments, a new, 30-unit permanent supportive housing development designed for low-income adults with […]

First Ever Spa Day at Eddy a Great Success!

Thirteen guests of Eddy Shelter and Logano Place receive professional haircuts, manicures, massages, and more! On Wednesday, December 23, 13 guests of the Eddy Shelter participated in the first-ever Spa Day at Eddy. Participants received chair massages, manicures, haircuts and styling, and makeup applications donated by community volunteers and staff. Many of the guests had […]

Winter Grove Apartments Open Doors to Low-Income Elderly

Two former guests of Eddy Shelter now occupy two of Winter Grove’s eleven
Supportive Housing Units On Thursday, November 5, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Winter Grove, an apartment complex for low-income elderly in Southington, held an open house to celebrate the most recent development by NeighborWorks® New Horizons. The Connection is providing on-site counseling services to […]
Always one to go fast, Joey Logano proved he can push the limits on anything with four wheels — even if it is a golf cart. The 2015 Racing for Hope event held on July 16th in Portland, CT was a partnership between The Joey Logano Foundation and The Connection. The event hosted 96 golfers […]

Blue State Coffee Selects The Connection as a Nonprofit Partner

Patrons of 320 Congress Avenue, New Haven, Store Can Help Support The Connection The 320 Congress Avenue, New Haven, Blue State Coffee has selected The Connection as one of its nonprofit partners for the second half of 2015! Donors and friends who frequent the Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine area are encouraged to stop by […]

The Connection Receives COA Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that our organization has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation — also known as COA. COA is an independent organization, separate from the government, that ensures all of our programs and services are being delivered at the highest possible standards. Achieving accreditation was not easy; it took us over […]

CFA Society Corporate 5K Benefits The Connection

Join us on Thursday, August 6th, at beautiful Bushnell Park, Hartford, for the CFA Society Corporate 5K. The CFA Society Hartford is the new title sponsor of the Corporate 5K. This road race benefits The Connection, a statewide non-profit human service and community development agency. Organized by Race Director John Bysiewicz of JB Sports, since […]

Joey Logano’s Racing for Hope Golf Tournament, Dinner & Auction

The Connection and The Joey Logano Foundation invite you to participate in a special day of golf, dinner and auction prizes with the 2015 Daytona 500 Champion Joey Logano. Benefitting The Connection and The Joey Logano Foundation, the event is Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Quarry Ridge Golf Course and Saint Clements Castle, Portland […]

20th Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest

Don’t miss The Connection’s 20th Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays, June 18-19 and June 25-26 during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Lunchtime Concerts on the New Haven Green. Enjoy pizza by the slice from Greater New Haven’s finest and most generous pizzerias. Pizza available from noon to […]

The Great Give® 2015

On May 5 and 6, friends of The Connection can help us raise much-needed matching grant funding — from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Valley Community Foundation — by making a donation to The Connection during a 36-hour period beginning Tuesday, May 5 at 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday, May 6 at 8:00 […]

Cornerstone Society Established

We are pleased to announce that The Connection Board of Directors recently approved the renaming of our Dwight House Group Home to Cornerstone. The program is being renamed to honor the Cornerstone legacy and to ensure that the Cornerstone name remains part of the history of mental health services in the New Haven community. Cornerstone […]

The Connection Congratulates Joey Logano, Daytona 500 Winner!

Middletown, CT native Joey Logano was the second-youngest driver to ever win the Great American Race. Joey is much more than a great NASCAR driver. Through his Foundation, he’s a passionate supporter of those who need a restart in life. With gratitude, The Connection named its new transitional housing program for homeless adults, Logano Place, […]

Joey Logano Gives Back To His Hometown Community Through The Connection

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano, a Middletown, CT native, returned home to kick off the Inaugural Joey Logano Hometown Showdown at On Track Karting in Wallingford on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The night provided an opportunity for fans to test their racing skills against Joey in a fun competition along with other racers […]

The Connection’s Prevention Program Sponsors 4th Annual LEAD Conference

Eighty people, including high-school aged youth and a cadre of adults from eight towns across Connecticut including Clinton, Durham/Middlefield, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, New Haven, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook, gathered at the Clinton Town Hall on June 27, 2014 for the fourth annual Leadership Encourages Asset Development (LEAD) Conference 2014. This year’s theme, “Finding and […]

Corporate 5K Benefits The Connection

Join us on Thursday, Aug. 7th, at beautiful Bushnell Park, Hartford, for the Corporate 5K. This road race benefits The Connection, a statewide non-profit human service and community development agency. Organized by Race Director John Bysiewicz of JB Sports, the first Corporate 5K was run in downtown Hartford in 1990. The inaugural event had over […]

Partnership for Strong Communities Honors Helen Lavin

Helen Lavin, Director of Homeless Outreach and Development at The Connection has been selected as the 2014 recipient of The Partnership for Strong Communities’ Reverend Richard Schuster Advocacy Award. This award is given to an individual who shows a strong commitment to preventing and ending homelessness and working to raise awareness about the needs of […]

Great Give® 2014

On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 and 7, friends of The Connection can help us raise much needed matching grant funding from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation by making a donation of $25 or more through the Great Give® 2014 online giving challenge. Only donations made between May […]

State Senator Paul Doyle Visits Connection House, Middletown

When Connecticut State Senator Paul Doyle, who represents the City of Middletown learned that Connection House received $14,000 in funding from the State’s Nonprofit Grant program, he arranged a visit to learn more about the program and agency. He liked what he learned and saw. “The Connection is a leader in the Middletown community and […]

State of Connecticut Awards The Connection $880,250 in Funding

Governor Dannel Malloy’s office announced that The Connection will receive a total of $880,250 in funding from the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program. The Connection’s proposal was one of 81 nonprofit grant proposals funded. The funds will allow The Connection to make energy efficient and other structural renovations at our 48 Howe Street property in New […]

19th Annual Greater New Haven Pizza Fest

Nearly 500 pizzas from Greater New Haven’s finest and most generous pizzerias will support programs and services of The Connection. This year’s Pizza Fest will be held on Thursdays and Fridays, June 19–20 and June 26–27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the New Haven Green during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas free […]

$372,000 Bond Funding for Energy Efficiency Improvements

The Connection has received $372,000 in bond funding from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). These funds will be used to purchase a 20 KW cogeneration (cogen) plant for the 48 Howe Street property in New Haven. The 90,000 square foot New Haven landmark, built in 1929 by the YWCA of New […]

Homeless Man’s Family Honors Memory, Donates

On Thursday, December 19, Portland resident Libby Carrier and her sons, Devin, 15, and Liam, 12, went to the Eddy Shelter with Holiday/winter gift bags for every man and woman in residence at the shelter. Each bag contained toiletries and other items including gloves, chemical toe and hand warmers, hats, a bus pass, and a […]

“Narrative in the Age of Distraction” Conference

The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice, the research component of The Connection, a statewide human services agency and Wesleyan University co-sponsored an inspirational conference on November 7th and 8th entitled “Narrative in the Age of Distraction.” The conference attracted health care professionals, writers, academics, and students from across the country. The conference’s focus was on […]

4th Annual Wicked Good 5K Benefits Local Kids, Adults

More than 400 runners attended The Connection’s fourth annual Wicked Good 5K Road Race and Family Festival on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. The morning’s activities included the 5K, a Kid’s Fun Run, a costume contest, a myriad of family activities, hot dogs, and more. The winning time of […]

A Dream Come True: The Kätchen Coley Society

Two women had a dream more than 40 years ago. But that dream was rooted in reality: they saw the desperation of young men with addictions being released from Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH) who were failing to reenter society. Not because these men didn’t want to, but because there were no basic supportive services when they needed […]

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