The Campaign for a Brighter Future

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Developmental, Autism and Mental Health Services

Two Projects, One Mission

Securing our community’s future by caring for people today.

In our community, children and adolescents with developmental disorders, including autism, need support, and people of all ages face mental health challenges. We need your help to make a difference for individuals and families struggling to find supportive care in our community.

Our campaign seeks to raise $2 million from our community, $1 million for each of the following projects.



The Mayer Center

Comprehensive care for children and adolescents with developmental disorders, including autism. 

Middlesex Health will open The Mayer Center to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for children and adolescents with developmental disorders, including autism. Due to our limited program space, Middlesex Health currently refers most patients to other organizations, which often have long wait times, require significant travel and appointments at numerous locations. The Center will be the only one of its kind in Middlesex County. 

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The Center for Behavioral Health, Middletown

A new home for outpatient mental health services for children and adults

Middlesex Health is the primary provider of outpatient, crisis and inpatient mental health and psychiatric services in Middlesex County, serving 10,000 people (7,000 adults and 2,800 children and adolescents) annually. Our services have expanded to meet community needs over decades and are now housed in nine separate buildings in Middletown and one in Old Saybrook. These spaces have reached their capacity. The only way that we can keep up with current demand is to relocate our Middletown-based services to one convenient location, with ample room to expand.

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Current Middletown Locations

Patient Service Area

Capital Campaign Committee Members


Jill Hartenstein - Old Saybrook

Jonathan Shapiro - Middletown

Harry Burr - Cromwell

Jackie and Russ Calamari - Deep River

Shay Cantner - Old Lyme

Jean D'Aquila - Amston

Ed Dzialo - Middlefield

Marie Kalita - Middletown

Sharon and Hank McInerney - Essex

Anne McKinney - Middle Haddam

Jessica Scheff - Durham

Jim Tully - Simsbury