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    • About BHcare

    • BHcare is a state-licensed, non-profit behavioral health care provider serving the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Greater New Haven, and Shoreline communities. For more than 30 years, BHcare – through its founding organizations, Birmingham Group Health Services and Harbor Health Services – has been providing hope and help for individuals, families and children affected by mental illness, domestic violence and substance abuse. On this site, you’ll find a wealth of information about our services, as well as our partnerships, volunteer opportunities, and giving programs. At BHcare, we believe an informed community is a healthier community. So, please take this opportunity to learn about BHcare and how we provide Hope, Health and Recovery to change lives for the better every day!

    • Our Mission

    • BHcare provides comprehensive behavioral health, prevention and domestic violence services that improve the lives and health of the individuals, families and communities we serve.

    • Our Vision

    • We will be a recognized leader and most valued partner in ensuring better health and wellness for the entire community.

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    • In the NEWS!!

    • BHcare Granted $510,025 in State Bond Funds

      The State Bond Commission unanimously approved bond funds for BHcare, a regional nonprofit serving the Shoreline, Greater New Haven and Lower Naugatuck Valley. BHcare received $310,025 for plumbing renovations and reconstruction of the kitchens and bathrooms in their supportive housing facility in Branford. BHcare also received $190,000 for the purchase of a facility in the greater New Haven area that will function as a domestic violence safe house. The State Bond Commission met Friday in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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    • Shoreline Benefit Success

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      Many thanks to everyone who supported and participated in our Shoreline Benefit Featuring Cupcake War 2014 on May 15. The event was a tremendous success and raised critical funds to support behavioral health, domestic violence and prevention services for the more than 14,000 individuals and families who come to BHcare each year seeking hope, health and recovery. Our fundraising total will be announced shortly, in the mean time, please take a moment to learn more about our sponsors and bakery participants and to peruse a photo album from the event:

      Sponsors & Cupcake War Contestants

      Shoreline Benefit Photo Album Courtesy of Fred Ortoli Photography

    • The Great Give 2014

    • Like Judy, there are thousands of women and their children who would be living in fear each and every day if not for the free and confidential services provided by BHcare’s The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS).

      Many thanks to everyone who is helping to make a difference in the lives of other domestic violence victims by participating in The Great Give 2014. Thanks to your generosity, more than $15,000 was raised to support The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services in just 36 hours! Thank you all!

    • Thank you B2B Supporters!

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      Many thanks to everyone who supported our 26th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit on Saturday at AMF Lanes in Milford. More than 1200 people teamed up to bowl a strike against domestic violence and we couldn’t be more grateful. Fundraising totals will be announced soon so please stay tuned!

    • March E-Newsletter

    • Check out our March e-newsletter, “In the Know”. This month’s edition features a B2B volunteer, our new Shoreline event, a staff spotlight, and much more. March In the Know

    • Winter 2013/2014 Newsletter

    • Our winter edition of Bright Horizons is available online and showcases all that you made possible over the last couple of months. Read more about a courageous struggle with identity and anxiety; the more than 300 families you helped through Under the Tree; and how VSAAC is helping to educate the public about medical marijuana and its effect on the community. Bright Horizons

    • My Sister’s Place Supports Victims of Shelton Fire

    • “It’s about people helping people.” That’s how Nancy Cahoon, manager of My Sister’s Place, a thrift store that supports domestic violence victims, describes a plan to assist those displaced after Monday’s massive blaze in Shelton. Read the full article in the New Haven Register

      Watch the video on wfsb.com

    • Holiday Gala SUCCESS!

      Many thanks to everyone who came out to support BHcare at our Holiday Gala on Saturday, December 7. This year’s event was a fantastic success and we owe that to all of our dedicated supporters. Thank you so much for all that you do to support our clients, programs, services and our community.

      Learn more about our 2013 Gala Sponsors

    • Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro on Sequestration

    • Recorded 10.22.13 at BHcare
    • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace & Community

    • Ambiguities and unintended consequences regarding the dispensing and use of medical marijuana were in focus Friday at a Greater Valley Substance Abuse Action Council workshop. Read article in the New Haven Register

    • More than $10,000 Raised in 36 Hours!

    • BHcare would like to thank everyone who helped us raise more than $10,000 in 36 hours via The Great Give! Your generosity, dedication and support is incredible and we couldn’t be more grateful. Our Annual Appeal is ongoing, so if you missed the opportunity to participate during The Great Give, please be sure to check your mail for an envelope from BHcare, or donate safely online now via our website. Again, we thank you for your support, you are helping to light the way to hope, health and recovery for more than 14,000 individuals and families.

    • Roberta J. Cook is President/CEO

      BHcare is excited to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Roberta J. Cook as President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Cook has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration, and previously served as the organization’s CEO.

      BHcare was formed in 2012 in a merger that united the resources of Birmingham Group Health Services in Ansonia, and Harbor Health Services in Branford. Prior to the merger, Ms. Cook served as President/CEO of Harbor Health Services.
      As president/CEO of BHcare, Ms. Cook will oversee a budget of approximately $19M, a staff of nearly 300, and programs and services in 19 cities and towns throughout Greater New Haven, the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the Shoreline. Ms. Cook is a Certified Public Accountant, and has a true passion for helping individuals who are struggling with mental illness, addiction, or who are fleeing domestic violence.

      Of her new position Ms. Cook says, “I am excited to resume the role of President and CEO, and to continue to work in a dynamic environment that is committed to excellence, growth and successful recovery for our clients.”


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