DMHAS LGBTQ+ Points of Contact:
- Rebecca Petersen, Office of the Commissioner
- Tileen Sebastiano, RVS/CVH
- Emily Wickman, RVS/CVH
- Melissa Bickford, Greater Bridgeport Mental Health YAS
- Alexandra Paye, Western Community Mental Health Network-Waterbury YAS
- Mary K O’Sullivan, Capitol Region Mental Health Center
- Linda Partridge, Southeastern Mental Health Authority
DMHAS-Funded LGBTQ+ Points of Contact:
- Jason Kiss, BHCare
- Virginia Adams, CCAR LGBTQ Recovery Group
- CHR’s Inclusive Central Access: 1-877-884-3571
- Molly Satalino, Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc.
- Katie Singh, Lifeline Program of Wheeler Clinic
- Monique S. Daley, Lifeline Program of Wheeler Clinic
- Marc Chartier, Marrakech, Inc.
- Tessa Cappiello, Reliance House
LGBTQ+ Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Recovery is a challenging process. So is the process of coming out as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning. LGBTQ+ individuals benefit from safe environments in mental health and substance use disorder facilities. The CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) creates safe spaces for people to be supported during treatment.