Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut Introduces Community-Based Counseling Services in Colchester

COLCHESTER, Conn. (November 3, 2022) – Child and Family of Southeastern CT, Inc (CFA), a leading social service provider in southern and eastern CT, will implement new, community-based mental health services in collaboration with the Town of Colchester, Youth & Social Services Department. Funding for the program is being provided by the ARPA grant program.

Services will be open to children and youth living in Colchester, ages 6-18. Operated by CFA, the new community-based mental health services will allow behavioral health access to residents for 15 hours per week.

“This partnership will allow us to support the Colchester community and offer individual, family, and group therapy for youth and their families at convenient times, including after school and on the weekend,” says Erin Saylor, CFA Managing Director of Behavioral Health Services, “we’ve had the privilege to serve the Colchester community for years in our community-based program and are grateful for the opportunity to offer an outpatient option in partnership with Colchester Youth & Social Services.”

Services will be provided by a highly-skilled, compassionate, and empathetic mental health professionals dedicated to providing exceptional care to individuals, couples, and families utilizing evidence-based practices. Insurance will be billed for services; however, no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

CFA holds decades of experience providing behavioral health services, including evidence-based therapies to address mood, depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral problems. We offer targeted treatment plans with measurable outcomes that are designed to address progress every three months.

For more information, contact Ellie Lambert at (860) 437-4550 x 1406 or lamberte@childandfamilyagency.org  


Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut Opens in Westbrook, Providing Immediate Access to Mental Health Services

WESTBROOK, Conn. (September 23, 2022) – Child and Family of Southeastern CT, Inc (CFA), a leading social service provider in southern and eastern CT, has opened its newest location in Westbrook to address the mental health crisis in Connecticut. CFA aims to improve access to behavioral health care, making it convenient and affordable for all residents.

CFA’s Westbrook Outpatient Clinic (4 Grove Beach Road North, Unit 2D) offers robust clinical services provided by licensed clinical professionals. Outpatient Clinic services will include screening and assessments, counseling services, psychiatric services, addiction and substance use services, peer support, and more.

Allison Blake, CEO of CFA, was joined by State Representative Devin Carney, State Representative Christine Goupil, and First Selectman John Hall for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 23, 2022. In addition, representatives from the CT Department of Children and Families and the City of Westbrook Social Service department attended.

Funding for the Westbrook Outpatient Clinic comes, in part, from the CT Department of Children and Families.

CFA’s Westbrook Outpatient Clinic includes Open Access hours for new clients seeking immediate services every Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. A complete list of conditions treated and services available can be found at www.childandfamilyagency.org or by calling 860-437-4550.

For more information, please contact Ellie Lambert at (860) 437-4550 x 1406 or lamberte@childandfamilyagency.org  


Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut Introduces New London Community Navigator

NEW LONDON, Conn. (September 20, 2022) – Child and Family of Southeastern CT, Inc (CFA), a leading social service provider in southern and eastern CT, today announced a new partnership with the Public Library of New London and the City of New London.

CFA will place a new community navigator at the Public Library of New London. This position will work collaboratively with library staff, patrons, and local community organizations to offer weekly mental health resources to New London residents experiencing crisis. Connections to support service engagement will also be facilitated. “This pilot initiative has the potential to help community residents better access needed services and supports – something sorely needed in our community,” said Allison Blake, CEO of CFA. “The New London Department of Human Services saw this as a creative solution to the difficulty residents sometimes experience navigating social services.”

Mayor Michael Passero applauds the new initiative since “our public library serves as  a community gathering place for people across neighborhoods and we have seen an increase in patrons who are experiencing homelessness, substance use disorder, and mental health issues. In partnership with CFA, the consultant will provide needed information, support, and referrals.”

Funding for the community navigator comes from the City of New London.

For more information, please contact Ellie Lambert at (860) 437-4550 x 1406 or lamberte@childandfamilyagency.org