Connect CT is a Congressionally grant funded program provided by SERAC to support the wellness and community engagement in 13 rural towns within Eastern Connecticut. Supports are provided to Ashford, Bozrah, Canterbury, Chaplin, Columbia, Eastford, Franklin, Hampton, Lebanon, Lisbon, Scotland, Sprague, and Union.
Health pandemics, racial inequality, and economic change can have negative impacts on human behaviors, health, and behavioral health. Connect CT hopes to reduce the number of drug related deaths and suicide deaths across rural communities by increasing prosocial supports, enhancing community driven early identification, providing intervention activities, and providing information for local supports and resources.
Connect CT was designed around SAMHSA’s 8 dimensions of wellness and focuses on overall wellness of citizens and their community. Promoting emotional, social, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, financial, physical, and environmental wellness to reengage communities that may have experienced hardships due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Project Coordinator – Connect CT