Behavioral Health Services

Our culturally and linguistically competent outpatient programs for adults, families and children include individual and group therapy to address problems associated with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, grief and loss, and other mental health issues.  We also provide therapy and related victim services to survivors of homicide as part of the Office of Victim Services’ Counseling Services to Families of Homicide Victims Project.

The Children’s Behavioral Health program provides intensive in-home child and adolescent psychiatric services and a family support team.


  • CHILD GUIDANCE CLINICS Ansonia, Hartford, Milford, New Haven, Torrington, Waterbury
    Each mental health clinic is licensed as a child guidance clinic promoting sound and culturally competent mental health and skills development that maximize a child’s success at home, at school, and in the community.Children are provided with a variety of outpatient mental health interventions to enable them to experience healthy development and achieve their maximum level of functioning.
    This unique child guidance clinic provides specific culturally competent mental health services to Latino youth in the Hartford Community.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence services include the Family Violence Education Program in Torrington, Meriden, Ansonia and Milford which offers specialized intervention and education to adults arrested for the first time for family violence crimes as well as the Explore program in Torrington which provides domestic violence offenders with the information and skills they need to change their behaviors and learn to improve their current and future relationships.

For over 25 years, this model program has provided a wide range of culturally competent mental health and family counseling services for the local Hispanic community. Over 1,000 families each year benefit from the Child Guidance Clinic, Family Counseling Unit, the Hispanic Elderly Program, and the Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Programs. The Family Center, a grassroots community-based project, is responsible for creating and generating updated resources and information about cultural issues as well as issues dealing with the community, families, and children.

Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services

Catholic Charities provides Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) in Greater Hartford.  Hartford

Intermediate Evaluation for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth

Intermediate Evaluation for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth (JJIE) provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, community-based assessment to assist in treatment planning for children and youth, 7 to 19 years old, who are involved in the juvenile justice system.  The evaluations are ordered by the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters or the result of a referral by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Waterbury

Social Services Block Grant

This is a program designed to assist individuals and families in Waterbury and Hartford, CT who are in need of behavioral health and psychiatric services and are living under 150% of the federal poverty level. Funded by Connecticut Council of Family Services Agencies through a grant from the Department of Social Services, covered services include psychosocial assessment, psychotherapy, mental health groups, psychiatric evaluations and medication management. The target population is children from birth to adults who have reached 65 years old and who do not have health insurance or whose health insurance does not cover mental health services. Please call for additional information or to see if you qualify for this program: Waterbury (203-755-1196) or Hartford (203-527-1124). Hartford  Waterbury

Pre-Trial Drug and Pre-Trial Alcohol Education Programs

Catholic Charities offers the Pre-Trial Drug Education Program and Pre-Trial Alcohol Education Services in Hartford.  The Pre-Trial Drug Education Program serves adults who are charged for the first time with possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia and Pre-Trial Alcohol Education Services are for adults who are arrested for the first time for driving or boating while intoxicated.  Hartford

Behavioral Health Services Locations

To find an Behavioral Health Services Program close to your location, click on the markers in the map.