The Danbury Hospital Foundation has received a $40,000 contribution from the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation to expand outreach capacity of the Hospital’s Greater Danbury Community Care Team by adding a peer engagement specialist.
The collaboration of more than 30 community agencies and municipal stakeholders is led by a Hospital-based navigator. The coalition works to support the area’s most vulnerable residents by helping them achieve and maintain housing and linkage to medical, psychiatric and social services.
About 80-percent of their clients have a substance abuse diagnosis and 40 percent have a psychiatric diagnosis. To date, 138 greater Danbury residents ages 23-83 have benefited from CCT services, 52 of which have at least one chronic medical condition.
This is the second contribution the Danbury Hospital Foundation has received from the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation to support the CCT.