• Our Mission

  • Our mission is to build comprehensive coordinated and efficient integrated health care services across our sponsoring agencies and communities.

  • Our Vision

  • • We are an integral part of the health services industry in the communities that we serve.
    • We are advocates for efficient and high quality service delivery to help build capacity.

  • Our Values

  • Compassion. We practice compassion in all of the work that we do to serve clients within our partner organizations.

    Collaboration. We have a strong willingness and ability to collaborate with our partner agencies and communities.

    Innovation. We are committed to supporting and implementing innovative strategies to assist our partner organizations in meeting their goals.

    Efficiency. We strive to produce outcomes using a straightforward and efficient approach.

  • Our History

  • In 1996, Birmingham Group Health Services, Inc., Bridges…A Community Support System, Inc., and Harbor Health Services, Inc. came together to form a unique and dynamic behavioral healthcare partnership to meet the emerging needs of citizens living and working in their region, while addressing the long-term challenges and opportunities presented by a continually changing healthcare environment. In 2012, BGHS and HHSI merged to create BHcare.

  • About our partners

  • Both CommuniCare agencies are licensed, nationally accredited and are designated by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as Local Mental Health Authorities. With additional funding from the Department of Social Services, Department of Developmental Services, Department of Children and Families, as well as local and private sources, these agencies provide a comprehensive range of recovery-based psychiatric and substance abuse services for adults and children.

    CommuniCare agency services are primarily provided for the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven, and Woodbridge. Combined, the communities served by CommuniCare cover a population of more than 320,000 individuals.

    Learn more about our partner agencies

  • Contact Information

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

    John O’Rourke
    p. (203) 553-7234 ext. 2016

    Bettor Choice Outpatient Problem Gambling Treatment
    Debra Cannon, Program Manager
    p. (203) 553-7234 ext. 2017

    SAFE Family Recovery Program
    Simone Ketchum, Program Supervisor
    p. (203) 553-7234 ext. 2011

    Community Support for Families
    Glorimar Teixeira, Program Supervisor
    p. (203) 553-7234 ext. 2012

    Latino Behavioral Health Services
    Sarah Finke, Latino Coordinator
    p. (203) 483-2630 x1236

    South Central Crisis Services
    Jennifer Hagelston, Crisis Coordinator
    p. (860) 388-7855

    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.