Volume 2, No. 1 - Catholic Charities

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Volume 2, No. 1 - Catholic Charities

more clients, and will have much more parking,” saidJanet Freimuth, Director of Programs for Catholic Charitiesin New Haven. All of the Family Service Center’sprograms, which serve hundreds of people every week,will be housed in the new facility.The Family Service Center provides mental healthcounseling and support to the New Haven community.Its services are nondenominational, and patients are acceptedregardless of their ability to pay. A large proportionof clients are affiliated with Court Support andDepartment of Corrections programs. Participants inthe Court Support Program are assisted with angermanagement and other issues, and the Department ofCorrections Program serves those who have recentlybeen released from prison and/or are on probation.Marcia Tanguay, recently retired as Director of Programsfor Catholic Charities in New Haven, was involvedin the planning and early stages of therenovation. The new facility “will be a much larger andmore accommodating space for the behavioral programs,”she said. Tanguay also thinks it’s good that thenew space is in the Fair Haven section of New Haven,close to where Catholic Charities’ two other New Havenprograms (Project APOYO and Centro San José) are located.“It’s still accessible by bus, but there is also a lotmore parking,” she said. ■Catholic Charities...... has been the licensed, accredited socialservice arm of the Catholic Church in the Archdioceseof Hartford (Hartford, Litchfield & NewHaven Counties) for more than 90 years.... serves 30,000 people of all faiths annuallyon a need basis from 42 locations throughoutConnecticut.... is an employer of more than five hundredsocial service professionals ranging from earlylearning specialists to licensed care social workersto psychologists and psychiatrists.... distributes over 85% of the donated dollarsto clients from a balanced budget of $33,000,000.... is funded by the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal,federal and state grants, the United Way,client fees and gifts from individuals, corporations,and foundations. ■CC11 • Help&Hope • Summer 2008 • Catholic Charities

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