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Op-Ed: Connecticut nonprofits are in an abusive relationship… with the state

For almost a quarter of a century the state has depended on private nonprofit organizations to provide services to people with disabilities in Connecticut. This includes services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and addictions. For over two decades, the average increase to the contracts with these providers has been less than one percent per year. Continue Reading →

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Live in Fairfield County? Please support the Mirror today

The Connecticut Mirror (listed as The Connecticut News Project, Inc. during this drive) was invited to participate in Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Giving Day. The drive is today and today only. How does it work? Fairfield County Giving Day is a new, innovative way you can help support the important work of local nonprofits. The goal of this online, 24-hour day of giving, is to raise $1 million for more than 300 nonprofits throughout the region and state. Continue Reading →

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CT mental health clinics brace for state cuts tied to Obamacare

This is a photo of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Patricia Rehmer, whose agency has tried to shield providers from the first round of cuts.

While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has touted a proposal to increase spending on mental health services, agencies that run mental health and substance abuse clinics are bracing for more than $10 million in cuts to state grants starting July 1. And they say the cut could mean treating fewer people. Continue Reading →

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Nonprofits try again to make their case: ‘We’re at a breaking point’

“I’ve had legislators say to me, ‘Pat, every year you come to me and you tell me how difficult it is, but you’re still in business,'” said Patrick J. Johnson, president of Oak Hill, which serves people with disabilities. “And I think as long as we continue to provide the services on the backs of our employees, because that’s how we’re doing it, then the world goes on.” Continue Reading →

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