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Mental health is the level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It is the state of someone who is "functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".


Establishing a routine for kids promotes mental, physical and emotional wellbeing! Watch to learn mo

Establishing a routine for kids promotes mental, physical and emotional wellbeing! Watch to learn mo

Posted On: January 4, 2023
101 Reward Ideas for Kids You may be feeling you get stuck always offering the same few rewards to your child. This list of reward ideas may help you with the task: Edible Reward Ideas: Ice Cream Sundaes Bake Donuts Let your child choose their favorite breakfast cereal Bake a Cake Your child can choose a restaurant for dinner Pick up some Hot Cocoa at the local coffee shop Tiny Candies Let them choose/pack their own lunch for school Add sprinkles to their peanut butter toast Visit a sweet shop Make cinnamon rolls Candy Bar Cocoa Bombs Make Ric...[More]





Establishing a routine for kids promotes mental, physical and emotional wellbeing! Watch to learn mo

Establishing a routine for kids promotes mental, physical and emotional wellbeing! Watch to learn mo

Posted On: January 4, 2023
101 Reward Ideas for Kids You may be feeling you get stuck always offering the same few rewards to your child. This list of reward ideas may help you with the task: Edible Reward Ideas: Ice Cream Sundaes Bake Donuts Let your child choose their favorite breakfast cereal Bake a Cake Your child can choose a restaurant for dinner Pick up some Hot Cocoa at the local coffee shop Tiny Candies Let them choose/pack their own lunch for school Add sprinkles to their peanut butter toast Visit a sweet shop Make cinnamon rolls Candy Bar Cocoa Bombs Make Ric...[More]



New Year, New Opportunities!

New Year, New Opportunities!

Posted On: December 23, 2022
It All Starts with CHR’s Job Fair: Thursday, Jan. 12 in Windsor Ready for a new opportunity working at a Top Workplace focused on helping children, families and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction and trauma? Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency, is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in its main office at 2 Waterside Crossing, Suite 401, in Windsor. During the Job Fair, you can learn about a variety of openings f...[More]





New Year, New Opportunities!

New Year, New Opportunities!

Posted On: December 23, 2022
It All Starts with CHR’s Job Fair: Thursday, Jan. 12 in Windsor Ready for a new opportunity working at a Top Workplace focused on helping children, families and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction and trauma? Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency, is hosting a Job Fair on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in its main office at 2 Waterside Crossing, Suite 401, in Windsor. During the Job Fair, you can learn about a variety of openings f...[More]



The Holiday Season isn’t Easy for Everyone: CHR is Here to Help

The Holiday Season isn’t Easy for Everyone: CHR is Here to Help

Posted On: December 15, 2022
The holiday season can be difficult for individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief or substance use disorders. However, CHR is here for the community, offering Real Hope and effective treatments. This year, it’s even easier to access expert behavioral healthcare services thanks to the new national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number, available by dialing 988. Modelled after 911, the 988 initiative was created to make it easier to connect people in crisis with the right care, right away. For CHR, 988 directs more calls to o...[More]





The Holiday Season isn’t Easy for Everyone: CHR is Here to Help

The Holiday Season isn’t Easy for Everyone: CHR is Here to Help

Posted On: December 15, 2022
The holiday season can be difficult for individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief or substance use disorders. However, CHR is here for the community, offering Real Hope and effective treatments. This year, it’s even easier to access expert behavioral healthcare services thanks to the new national 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number, available by dialing 988. Modelled after 911, the 988 initiative was created to make it easier to connect people in crisis with the right care, right away. For CHR, 988 directs more calls to o...[More]



Congratulations to Healthcare Hero Turkessa Antrum!

Congratulations to Healthcare Hero Turkessa Antrum!

Posted On: November 21, 2022
CHR’s Chief Human Resources Officer Among 2022 Honorees by the Hartford Business Journal Turkessa Antrum, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer for nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR), has been named among the 2022 Healthcare Hero honorees, the Hartford Business Journal announced today. “Turkessa is being recognized for her work managing unprecedented staffing challenges throughout the pandemic and at the same time, launching CHR’s multi-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) ...[More]





Congratulations to Healthcare Hero Turkessa Antrum!

Congratulations to Healthcare Hero Turkessa Antrum!

Posted On: November 21, 2022
CHR’s Chief Human Resources Officer Among 2022 Honorees by the Hartford Business Journal Turkessa Antrum, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer for nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR), has been named among the 2022 Healthcare Hero honorees, the Hartford Business Journal announced today. “Turkessa is being recognized for her work managing unprecedented staffing challenges throughout the pandemic and at the same time, launching CHR’s multi-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) ...[More]



Children and Teens in Need of Homes Right Now

Children and Teens in Need of Homes Right Now

Posted On: November 16, 2022
It’s hard to imagine living through the pandemic without a place to call home, especially for children and teens. That’s why CHR is so proud to continue to provide therapeutic foster care services through the Functional Family Therapy-Foster Care (FFT-FC) model in northeastern Connecticut. CHR’s program helps children and teens find safe, loving families to help them navigate the challenges of growing up. For families fostering youth, CHR provides a daily stipend to cover costs such as food, clothing and school supplies, as well as mul...[More]





Children and Teens in Need of Homes Right Now

Children and Teens in Need of Homes Right Now

Posted On: November 16, 2022
It’s hard to imagine living through the pandemic without a place to call home, especially for children and teens. That’s why CHR is so proud to continue to provide therapeutic foster care services through the Functional Family Therapy-Foster Care (FFT-FC) model in northeastern Connecticut. CHR’s program helps children and teens find safe, loving families to help them navigate the challenges of growing up. For families fostering youth, CHR provides a daily stipend to cover costs such as food, clothing and school supplies, as well as mul...[More]



Share Joy this Holiday Season!

Share Joy this Holiday Season!

Posted On: November 3, 2022
Support CHR’s Adopt-a-Family Program Want to share joy with families in need this holiday season? Community Health Resources (CHR), Connecticut’s most comprehensive, nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider, is seeking donations of all sizes to support its annual Adopt-a-Family program. Adopt-a-Family matches families and individuals who are receiving care at CHR with generous donors from the community to help fulfill holiday wish lists. Without this program, families would not have gifts to share with loved ones during the holidays. “Ado...[More]





Share Joy this Holiday Season!

Share Joy this Holiday Season!

Posted On: November 3, 2022
Support CHR’s Adopt-a-Family Program Want to share joy with families in need this holiday season? Community Health Resources (CHR), Connecticut’s most comprehensive, nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider, is seeking donations of all sizes to support its annual Adopt-a-Family program. Adopt-a-Family matches families and individuals who are receiving care at CHR with generous donors from the community to help fulfill holiday wish lists. Without this program, families would not have gifts to share with loved ones during the holidays. “Ado...[More]



CHR Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary

CHR Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary

Posted On: November 1, 2022
Windsor, Conn.  Behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of November 2022. The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. CHR was selected as the November beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Stop & Shop located at 1095 Kennedy Road, Windsor. CHR will...[More]





CHR Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary

CHR Celebrates Selection as a Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Beneficiary

Posted On: November 1, 2022
Windsor, Conn.  Behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of November 2022. The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which launched in May 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. CHR was selected as the November beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the Stop & Shop located at 1095 Kennedy Road, Windsor. CHR will...[More]



CHR Secures 3 Prestigious Federal Grants to Meet the Needs of Children, Families and Adults in the A

CHR Secures 3 Prestigious Federal Grants to Meet the Needs of Children, Families and Adults in the A

Posted On: September 30, 2022
Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency, was recently awarded three prestigious federal grants to meet the needs of children, families and adults in the aftermath of the pandemic. CHR competed nationally for all three grants, each of which is administered by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “This vital funding will sustain recovery-focused programs in the northcentral part of the state, launch new services for people of all ages in no...[More]





CHR Secures 3 Prestigious Federal Grants to Meet the Needs of Children, Families and Adults in the A

CHR Secures 3 Prestigious Federal Grants to Meet the Needs of Children, Families and Adults in the A

Posted On: September 30, 2022
Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency, was recently awarded three prestigious federal grants to meet the needs of children, families and adults in the aftermath of the pandemic. CHR competed nationally for all three grants, each of which is administered by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “This vital funding will sustain recovery-focused programs in the northcentral part of the state, launch new services for people of all ages in no...[More]



Cy Hess is New Chair of CHR Board of Directors West Hartford Resident and Founder & Partner of River

Cy Hess is New Chair of CHR Board of Directors West Hartford Resident and Founder & Partner of River

Posted On: September 30, 2022
Cy Hess, CFA, Founder and Partner of Riverside Retirement Advisors, LLC, is the new Chair of the Board of Directors for Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency. Hess succeeds Michael Kearney, of The Hartford, who is now the Past-Chair and will remain on the Board’s Executive Committee. “We are delighted to welcome Cy to his new role as Board Chair,” said Heather Gates, President and CEO of CHR. “Cy has been an active Board member since 2016, serving on the Finance Committ...[More]





Cy Hess is New Chair of CHR Board of Directors West Hartford Resident and Founder & Partner of River

Cy Hess is New Chair of CHR Board of Directors West Hartford Resident and Founder & Partner of River

Posted On: September 30, 2022
Cy Hess, CFA, Founder and Partner of Riverside Retirement Advisors, LLC, is the new Chair of the Board of Directors for Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency. Hess succeeds Michael Kearney, of The Hartford, who is now the Past-Chair and will remain on the Board’s Executive Committee. “We are delighted to welcome Cy to his new role as Board Chair,” said Heather Gates, President and CEO of CHR. “Cy has been an active Board member since 2016, serving on the Finance Committ...[More]



Cy Hess is New Chair of CHR Board of Directors

Cy Hess is New Chair of CHR Board of Directors

Posted On: September 29, 2022
West Hartford Resident and Founder & Partner of Riverside Retirement Advisors, LLC, to Lead Board for Nonprofit Behavioral Healthcare Agency Cy Hess, CFA, Founder and Partner of Riverside Retirement Advisors, LLC, is the new Chair of the Board of Directors for Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency. Hess succeeds Michael Kearney, of The Hartford, who is now the Past-Chair and will remain on the Board’s Executive Committee. “We are delighted to welcome Cy to his new role as B...[More]





Cy Hess is New Chair of CHR Board of Directors

Cy Hess is New Chair of CHR Board of Directors

Posted On: September 29, 2022
West Hartford Resident and Founder & Partner of Riverside Retirement Advisors, LLC, to Lead Board for Nonprofit Behavioral Healthcare Agency Cy Hess, CFA, Founder and Partner of Riverside Retirement Advisors, LLC, is the new Chair of the Board of Directors for Community Health Resources (CHR), the state’s most comprehensive nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency. Hess succeeds Michael Kearney, of The Hartford, who is now the Past-Chair and will remain on the Board’s Executive Committee. “We are delighted to welcome Cy to his new role as B...[More]



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