Our mission is building safe, healthy, caring communities and inspiring people to reach their full potential as productive and valued citizens.
The Connection offers nationally recognized child welfare-focused programs that help families provide stable, loving homes for all children. We can help you reunite and stabilize your family after difficult life challenges such as trauma, substance use, struggles with behavioral health or homelessness.
Young adults ages 18-24 need specialized care when they find themselves homeless or in unstable housing situations. At The Connection, our homeless young adult services focus on connecting people to the community resources they need, expanding and nurturing their natural supports, and developing independent living skills. Young adults can access services by calling 211.
Adult services at The Connection offer a continuum of services, that range from outpatient care to residential settings. Within this area of the agency, you will find programs for Addiction Services, Behavioral Healthcare, and Community Justice. All programs follow person centered and trauma-informed models of care.
Having a safe home is one of the most important parts of successful recovery. The Connection is a housing first provider, which means we believe that housing must be prioritized for recovery to begin. We have a range of opportunities to assist with housing that include homeless outreach and engagement, emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing.
As a nonprofit, The Connection has a unique understanding of the challenges faced by nonprofits and seeks to use that expertise to improve the social determinants of health by helping people, communities and organizations solve problems, adapt to change, and evolve. Advancing the systems that support communities promotes the health and wellbeing of the people who live there.
The Connection’s Institute for Innovative Practice provides professional development and essential skills training to staff and emerging leaders. Customized organizational training provides innovative solutions to address today’s complex workforce development needs. All of our trainings are firmly rooted in culturally competent, gender responsive and trauma-informed care, to ensure safety and empowerment.
You can make The Connection by financially supporting the quality care for those who are homeless, face mental health and substance use challenges, or are returning to the community after incarceration.