The Campaign for a Brighter Future
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.
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.
Capital Campaign Committee Members
Jill Hartenstein - Old Saybrook
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