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For domestic violence survivors, homelessness can be fear, reality

New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter Featured in New Haven Register

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Kai Belton, executive director of New Horizons, a domestic violence shelter and advocacy nonprofit in Middletown, said leaving a domestic violence situation can be challenging because there is so often financial manipulation.

“The immediate need is safety, so once these individuals are safe, then we help them come up with a plan,” Belton said. “A lot of times these women don’t have access to their own money, so it’s about becoming financially independent. In many cases, if they don’t have jobs or if the abuser was the caretaker, it’s about empowering them to find employment.”

New York Times features Weitzman ECHO & Dr. Marwan Haddad

Read: "When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes on the Opioid Epidemic"

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Dr. Marwan Haddad, Medical Director for the Center for Key Populations and leader of the Weitzman ECHO buprenorphine session, was featured  in the New York Times for his work helping primary care providers across the country learn how to treat patients struggling with opioid addiction.


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Sen. Chris Murphy Builds Support for Mental Healthcare Reform at Forum at Community Health Center, Inc.

Sen. Chris Murphy made a strong case for his bill to reform mental healthcare Wednesday at a community forum attended by more than 100 representatives of state and community organizations at Community Health Center, Inc. in Middletown.


“Our nation’s mental health system is broken, and the family members and providers that I met with at
Community Health Center, Inc. are desperate for Congress to help fix it,” said U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.
“Over the last year, I’ve heard hundreds of heartbreaking stories from families across Connecticut and
worked with them to draft the bipartisan Mental Health Reform Act. We’re finally on the cusp of
reforming our mental health system for the first time in a generation. I urge Senate leadership to take
action and bring this bill up for a vote as soon as Congress returns to Washington this fall.”

Mark Masselli, president and CEO of the Community Health Center, Inc., introduced Murphy, saying
“Connecticut residents have been watching Sen Murphy’s representation of us with a great deal of pride
and respect.” Murphy has been engaged in promoting collaboration on mental healthcare reform as an
issue that affects all American, Masselli said. “This forum is a great example of his work bringing us
together and getting us excited about reform.”

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