BUILDING SAFE, HEALTHY, CARING COMMUNITIES AND INSPIRING PEOPLE TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS PRODUCTIVE AND VALUED CITIZENS
Our Executive Team
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen K. Abshire, MPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Beth Connor, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer
Kathy Savino, Psy.D.
Chief Program Officer
Jessica Smith, LMFT
Deputy Chief of Business Development
Raquel Lugo, MD
The Connection, Inc. Board of Directors
Raymond H. Bovich, CFA, Chair
Margaret Jordan Addo, Esq., Vice Chair
John Ivimey, Esq., Treasurer
Karen Buckley, Secretary
The Connection Fund, Inc. Board of Directors
Stephen Angle, Ph.D., Chair
Robert Cohn, Esq., Vice Chair
Michael Miller, Treasurer
Elizabeth Bobrick, Secretary
Marvin Farbman, Esq.
Life is not always easy. Many of us struggle with major challenges like poverty, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, abuse and neglect, or trauma. The Connection partners with you and your loved ones to:
• Promote wellbeing
• Provide innovative housing solutions while building life skills
• Reduce recidivism in our communities
• Break generational cycles of abuse
The agency was formed by social advocates Kätchen Coley and Nancy Flanner in 1972 as a community response to the devastation being wrought on families by the problems of abuse, neglect, addiction, and crime. The Connection has since been a leader in creating effective, community-based treatment programs. Many of our programs have been the first of their kind in the state. We have a strong history of working in true partnership with our primary funding sources — Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families, Court Support Services Division, Department of Correction, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and others — to develop, test, and implement innovative solutions to complex human problems.
Helping our neighbors in need with dignity, respect and compassion for more than 40 years had made a difference in countless lives. Call our toll-free Helpline at (855) Help (955) — (855) 435-7955 during regular business hours. We look forward to working with you.