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Our organization

BUILDING SAFE, HEALTHY, CARING COMMUNITIES AND INSPIRING PEOPLE TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS PRODUCTIVE AND VALUED CITIZENS

Our Executive Team

Lisa DeMatteis-Lepore
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
Medical Director

The Connection, Inc. Board of Directors

Raymond H. Bovich, CFA, Chair
Margaret Jordan Addo, Esq., Vice Chair
John Ivimey, Esq., Treasurer
Karen Buckley, Secretary
Christine Cappiello
John LaRosa
Eileen O’Neil

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.


About Us

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.

Contact Us

Main Office
100 Roscommon Dr, Ste. 203
Middletown CT 06457
(860) 343-5500

Fraud Alert Line: To report a concern or fraudulent activity, please call 1-855-868-5656. All calls will be handled anonymously and in a timely manner.

For easy access to our services call our Toll-free Helpline at (855)Help955 — (855)435-7955 anytime during business hours. A trained staff member will assist you with your questions and will guide you to the appropriate Connection service.

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