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Hartford Communities That Care, Inc. (HCTC) is a Hartford-based nonprofit organization committed to creating and supporting non-violent and drug-free communities in which youth and families can thrive.

Founded in 1998, HCTC achieves its mission by forming partnerships with key community members and organizations, by coordinating critical services, and by identifying, developing and implementing evidence-based programs for high rates of success.

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HCTC News & Events
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How help for gunshot victims is expanding as Connecticut shootings rise

In a span of 27 hours over the Fourth of July weekend, New Haven and Hartford police responded to incidents involving six gunshot victims, including a 5-year-old who was grazed by gunfire and a woman who was killed.

Hartford Launches Hospital-Based Gun-Violence Intervention Program

With firearm deaths in Connecticut and across the country on the rise, a new initiative in Hartford aims to interrupt gun violence through a partnership between community organizations and hospitals.

Through the collaboration, Saint Francis Hospital, Connecticut Children's and Hartford Hospital will work with community organizations to provide mental-health and other services to hospitalized individuals and families impacted by gun violence.

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Hartford Residents Help Victims After Killing of Two Brothers
As Hartford police look for who shot and killed two brothers Tuesday, members of the community continue to step up to support loved ones and others impacted by the tragedy. “As you can imagine ...
 
Saving Lives: HCTC's Four Core Programs

The HCTC umbrella covers four programs, each program relies upon civic engagement and advocacy, in partnership with government, private, and nonprofit agencies here, statewide — and across the nation — to expand services and broaden the scope of interventions on behalf of unserved and underserved families, primarily young men of color. The Programs are the Hartford Care Response Team, the CT HVIP Collaborative, the Greater Hartford Youth Leadership Academy, and the Community Health Worker Program.

HCTC's programs adapt to address the dual public health crisis of urban gun violence and COVID-19 Pandemic.

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HCTC, USA TODAY ARTICLE

As the gun control debate stalls, Medicaid becomes an unlikely tool to fight violence

Celebrating passage of HB-5677

HB-5677: An Act Concerning the Availability of Violence Prevention Services Under Medicaid

Trained Violence Prevention Professionals help connect those affected by violent crimes to the services they need. VPPs can Reduce the re-injury rate, and cut Medicaid costs drastically down by redirecting clients to primary care physicians, providing case management and referrals for employment and training, housing, mental health services, and meeting other basic needs.  Supporting them will help enhance the value of our community. HB-5677 uses Medicaid funds to reimburse Violence Prevention Professionals for their services treating victims of violence in the community.

Check out the CT Mirror article highlighting CT HVIP Program- Click Here.

HCTC is pleased to partner with the following organizations and alliances in our work.

 

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