Wheeler has a rich history grounded in vision and generosity of local residents and community leaders. The organization was established in 1968 through a generous bequest from prominent Plainville resident Bertha Wheeler, vital construction and staffing grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the support of many local and statewide community and business leaders, and clinical professionals. Fifty years later, Wheeler has grown and expanded significantly to respond to the changing needs of individuals, families and communities and to facilitate continued access to high-quality, patient-centered care.
Throughout our anniversary year, we’ll share stories on this site about the many organizations and individuals—from board members and donors, to stakeholders and community partners—who have made a difference in Wheeler’s history, evolution and care. We’ll also share stories about consumers whose health, recovery and growth were made possible through their connection with Wheeler. Check back soon for more information, or share your own stories or ideas below!
Save the Date!
September 29, 2018
50 YEARS, 50 STORIES
Every week in 2018, we'll share a story about Wheeler's history: groundbreaking past events, perspectives on Wheeler's role, and the people, places, and things that have made us Connecticut's leading provider of integrated primary care and behavioral health.