Valley Shore Collaborative & Care Coordination

An Array of Support

The Valley Shore Collaborative is a comprehensive array of mental health and non-traditional supports organized into a coordinated network to meet the individual needs of children with serious behavioral or mental health challenges and their families.

Care Coordinator provides intensive care coordination for children or adolescents with mental, behavioral, or emotional problems, which has resulted in functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits the child’s role or functioning in family, school or community activities multiple providers involved, and at risk for being placed outside of their home, school, or community.

Goals of System Care
  • To provide a forum for agencies and families to identify gaps in mental health services.
  • To collaborate in the development of resources that will support families with children/adolescents who have emotional and behavioral needs.
  • To coordinate individualized services for the child/adolescent based on the individual strengths of each child and family.
  • To reduce the risk of children adolescents with serious emotional or behavioral needs being placed out of home for treatment.
  • To coordinate the return to the community any child or adolescent who has been placed out of home from treatment.

The Valley Shore Collaborative meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Child & Family Agency, 190 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

System of Care covers the following communities

Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, Killingworth, Deep River, Chester, Essex, Ivoryton, Centerbrook

Referrals can come from parents, community members, providers, and school personnel

Mary Lou Woynar
Care Coordinator
Child & Family Agency
190 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

P: (860) 767-0147 ext. 1301
F: (860) 767-0148
woynarm@childandfamilyagency.org

The Facts

Care Coordinator provides intensive care coordination for children or adolescents with mental, behavioral, or emotional problems, which has resulted in functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits the child’s role or functioning in family, school or community activities multiple providers involved, and at risk for being placed outside of their home, school, or community.