Clifford Beers Relocates & Expands in Guilford (CT) to Provide Better Access for Shoreline Children & Families

August 13, 2018

 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

              

 

Behavioral Health Care Opens & Expands in Guilford, CT

For Shoreline Children & Families

Accessible, High-Quality Therapy (Individual, Group & Family),

Plus Related Support Services

 

GUILFORD, CT -- Clifford Beers, the leading provider of affordable behavioral health services in Greater New Haven, announces today the opening of its new clinic at 1575 Boston Post Road, Suite C, Building B.

 

Located just off I-95 x.57, this is both a change in location and an expansion of services to better serve Shoreline residents.  Previously, Clifford Beers maintained a smaller space with less capacity farther south in town.

 

“The Shoreline is a special place,” said Dr. Alice Forrester, CEO, Clifford Beers.  “We are happy to have this opportunity to become more a part of the community fabric.” 

 

 Forces driving the move included the need to accommodate more folks who need care.    

 

“Like many communities, there are people along the Shoreline who have behavioral health needs but don’t know where to turn for help,” said Forrester. “We welcome the chance to serve them so that together we can build stronger, more resilient children, families and communities.”

 

The clinic will deliver trauma-informed care but will also be able to refer clients for care within the Clifford Beers system of care as well as to other providers, as needed.

 

Christine Montgomery, LCSW, VP of Clinical & Community-Based Care, added, “We do find from time to time that someone can be better served by a specialized location, for example our Hamden Marne Street Clinic for those with autism or an intellectual/developmental disability.  Having that centrally located clinic in our network has been a great help to families across the State of Connecticut, and we expect that will be a great connection to make for families along the Shoreline.”

 

Across all divisions, Clifford Beers aims to provide comfort, community and consistency that improves quality of life and addresses things such as social isolation, problem behavior, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder.  “For those we serve,” said Montgomery, “we are committed to helping them achieve their best mental health and wellness.  We’re thrilled to be able to bring that to the Shoreline community.”

 

For more information, visit www.cliffordbeers.org.

 

 

About Clifford Beers

Clifford Beers has a respected century-plus tradition of bringing leading-edge mental health solutions to children and families. Today, Clifford Beers continues to develop and implement community-based systems of care programming in clinic offices, schools, and homes.  Among other things, Clifford Beers offers trauma-informed outpatient care, services for children and their families facing autism or intellectual/developmental disabilities, care coordination that considers the full family dynamic, trauma training for child-serving organizations (schools, camps), and emergency crisis care.  Last year, Clifford Beers served over 6,300 children/caregivers and provided professional development training to over 3,300 in Connecticut and beyond.  Clifford Beers also maintains a policy presence to protect and expand funding that supports critical human services.  In July 2018, Clifford Beers earned the Gold Seal of Accreditation from The Joint Commission, indicating the agency