• Community Support for Families

    • A new voluntary program for families who have received a Family Assessment Response from the Department of Children and Families. Referrals are made by DCF only.

    • The Community Support for families program is designed to work with families in their homes and communities to identify resources and supports with the goal of reducing parental stress and increasing parental resiliency.

    • Families that are referred and choose to participate in the program will work with a Family Support Specialist and at times, a Parent Navigator.

    • The Family Support Specialist and Parent Navigator will work with the family to identify a team of people that the family would like to participate in their family team meetings.

    • Family team meetings are coordinated and facilitated by the Family Support Specialist to identify the family’s strengths, needs, resources and strategies that will be used to help the family achieve their goals.

    • Information from the Family team meeting is used to create a Plan of Care that outlines the family’s goals, identifies who will help the family and how the goals will be achieved.

    • Community Support for Families program uses and endorses a Parent driven, family focused practice that incorporates natural supports and resources to meet their family’s needs and goals.

  • Contact Information

  • CommuniCare Offices
    85 Willow Street, Building A, Suite 3
    New Haven, CT 06511
    p. (203) 553-7234
    f. (203) 553-7239
    info@communicare-ct.org

    Director of Programs
    John O’Rourke
    p. (203) 553-7234 ext. 2016
    jorourke@communicare-ct.org

    Bettor Choice Outpatient Problem Gambling Treatment
    John O’Rourke
    p. (203) 553-7234 ext. 2016
    jorourke@communicare-ct.org

    SAFE Family Recovery Program
    Simone Ketchum
    p. (203) 553-7234 ext. 2011
    sketchum@communicare-ct.org

    Community Support for Families
    John O’Rourke
    p. (203) 553-7234 ext. 2016
    jorourke@communicare-ct.org

    Latino Behavioral Health Services
    Sarah Finke, Latino Coordinator
    p. (203) 483-2630 x1236
    sfinke@communicare-ct.org

    South Central Crisis Services
    Jennifer Hagelston, Crisis Coordinator
    p. (860) 388-7855
    jhagelston@communicare-ct.org

    All referrals to programs should go through individual agencies, websites are listed below.

  • Visit Our Partner Agencies

  • Hours

  • Monday and Friday
    8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Tuesday through Thursday
    8:30 am to 8:00 pm

    Crisis Services available after hours.