Stamford, CT – Laurel House was recently awarded a two-year Mobile Employment Services grant of $100,000 a year by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
The funding will be used to provide onsite employment services to individuals in recovery from opioid use disorders, living in recovery homes, halfway houses, and supported recovery housing. Laurel House is one of five organizations statewide who were selected by DMHAS in the competitive bid process.
Laurel House will provide Mobile Employment Services to help individuals 18 and older with substance use disorders, or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, re-integrate into the community. Program participants can select employment options consistent with their abilities, interests and achievements, and take the necessary steps to attain specific employment and educational objectives. Services will be conducted onsite at identified DMHAS funded locations, and will include engagement activities and job services that result in competitive employment.
About the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is a healthcare service agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency. To learn more about DMHAS go to https://bit.ly/2TMXD4g.
About Resources to Recover and Laurel House, Inc.
The core purpose of the Resources to Recover family of services is: early intervention, social inclusion and recovery. Its services and programs include: Laurel House; www.rtor.org; Thinking Well (Cognitive Remediation); and Treasure Hunters Thrift Store. Laurel House’s evidence-based programs include: Supported Education, Supported Employment, Skill Building Workshops and Supportive Housing. Laurel House, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides resources and opportunities for individuals and families to achieve and sustain mental health. It has been in operation since 1984 and serves 8 towns in lower Fairfield County from Greenwich to Westport. For more information visit www.laurelhouse.net and www.rtor.org.