Programs and Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
People with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Issues
Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) have begun in DMHAS state-operated facilities. GSAs support people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and their allies by creating safe environments in mental health and substance abuse facilities to support each other.
Recovery is a challenging process. So is the process of coming out as being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. We have found that having a safe space for people to be supported within our treatment facilities is very helpful.
GSAs are not just for LGBT people. Allies of LGBT people are welcomed and an important part of the mission of GSAs. Partnership with allies provides mutual support to LGBT people and our allies.
Our hope is one day GSAs will exist throughout the DMHAS system.
Current DMHAS Gay/Straight Alliances:
- Greater Bridgeport Mental Health YAS:
- Western Community Mental Health Network – Waterbury YAS:
- Capitol Region Mental Health Center:
- United Services, Inc. of Willimantic YAS:
- Southeastern Mental Health Authority:
DMHAS-Funded and Other Gay/Straight Alliances:
- CCAR - LGBTQ Recovery Group
- Community Health Resources:
- Institute of Living:
- Lifeline Program of Wheeler Clinic:
- Private Non-profits:
- Reliance House:
Content Last Modified on 3/11/2016 1:22:26 PM