Grants Support Vital Programs

The grants received from August 2, 2017 to August 9, 2018, totaling $327,559.55, include:

The Arthur and Edythe Director Family Fund

$2,073 to support substance abuse prevention programs for children and youth, particularly in Middlesex County

BHcare, Inc.

$5,000 towards funding for the Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition

The Charles and Mabel Jost Foundation

$2,000 benefitting Rushford’s children’s residential treatment programs

City of Meriden Community Development

$9,000 to support the Save a Life program for the growing opioid crisis


$50,000 for Opioid Use Disorder education for staff at Midstate Medical Center

The George H.C. Ensworth Memorial Fund

$5,000 to support alternative therapies to support recovery

The Hartford Foundation

$50,000 to support alternative therapies such as the yoga / mindfulness program, and expansion of the acupuncture therapy to aid in recovery

Main Street Community Fund

$8,000 for alternative therapies for Rushford’s behavioral health clients

Meriden and Wallingford Substance Abuse Council

$986.55 mini grant to fund Rushford’s Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition


$125,000 for Drug-Free Communities grant focuses on underage drinking, marijuana use and prescription drug misuse in school-aged children

$50,000 for Sober Truth on Prevention to combat underage drinking through the Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition

$525,000 to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for those struggling to enter treatment for a variety of reasons

Town of Portland

$500 to support affordable and accessible substance abuse and mental health prevention and treatment services to Portland residents

Wheeler Clinic, Inc.

$20,000 for the Connecticut Recovery Oriented Support System for Youth (CROSS)