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Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.    DMHAS offers an Acquired Brain Injury Program to eligible individuals who have both mental health diagnoses and brain injuries.

  • ABI Program Brochure
  • ABI Consultation Referral Form  – once the form is complete, you can fax it to 860-262-5852 or mailed to ABI Services, CVH, Beers Hall 3rd Fl., PO Box 351/Silver St. Middletown, CT 06457.
  • Direct Contact – Referrals and Intakes, Consultation and Diversion Program, ABI Substance Program:    Dorine Brogan, LCSW, CBIS, Supervising Clinician, 860-262-6728,
  • For general questions: 860-418-7000 (working hours are M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm)
  • For communication by mail: 410 Capitol Avenue PO Box 341431 Hartford, CT 06134

Eligibility Criteria for ABI Services:

Accepted For DMHAS services and currently receiving qualifying services

Has a qualifying Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) as determined through appropriate documentation

Does not have a primary diagnosis of a degenerative cognitive disorder

The dysfunction of the central nervous system is not congenital, developmental or degenerative

The services are accepted voluntarily

Program Services

  • Consultation Services
  • ABI Substance Abuse Services
  • Community Residence and Transitional Housing and Living Subsidy
  • Training and Education
  • Advocacy Supports

Consultation and Diversion Program
The Regional Community Integration Specialists (CIS) provide services to persons with brain injury through the Local Mental Health Network (LMHA). The CIS is responsible for processing all referrals to the ABI Community Services Program within the designated services area; serving as a link for clients to in-patient services; arranging for clinical consultations; assisting in the development of treatment plans; serving as liaison to private/public services within the appropriate community; providing monitoring of services for DMHAS ABI clients; and providing support to consumers, family members and conservators. The CIS receives continuous training regarding brain injury services available within the particular geographic region. The CIS coordinates with other programs within DMHAS and with other Departments within the State/local services constellation that can provide services, funds, etc., to the person with brain injury.