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.
HCTC News & Events
A Hartford summer camp works to serve more than kids, but also a community ‘looking for connection’
Hartford Communities That Care is once again opening its doors to some of the city’s youngest residents, as it relaunches its summer camp for ages five to 13.
The original summer camp, which had run for about 15 years, became – like so many childcare services – a casualty of the COVID pandemic in 2020.
“It’s so nice to see the relaunch coming in, bringing it back to where we started,” said HCTC’s operations manager, Edward Brown III.
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.