Cindy’s Foster Parent Story

Cindy’s work with individuals with intellectual disabilities—coupled with good timing in her own life—prompted her interest in foster care. Learn more by reading her story.

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Visibility Campaign: Subrina Manabat

May is Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, an opportunity for us to continue our Visibility Campaign series and revisit our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This month we will increase visibility of our Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander staff, as well as our staff who have a passion for support and advocacy. Today's spotlight goes to Subrina Manabat, RN, site supervisor at Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Center in New Britain.

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Nutmeg Television Highlights Sibling Connections Camp

Cristy McNaney, Psy.D., associate director of Evaluation Services at Wheeler, and Dave Meizels, executive director of Channel 3 Kids Camp, were recent guests on Nutmeg Television’s “Doors to Hope and Healing” program hosted by Jackie Ford, special projects coordinator for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).

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Visibility Campaign: Joy Karim

May is Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, an opportunity for us to continue our Visibility Campaign series and revisit our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This month we will increase visibility of our Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander staff, as well as our staff who have a passion for support and advocacy. Today's spotlight goes to Joy Karim, MS, training support specialist and mental health first aid instructor with Connecticut Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery.

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Visibility Campaign: Shantha Torres

May is Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, an opportunity for us to continue our Visibility Campaign series and revisit our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This month we will increase visibility of our Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander staff, as well as our staff who have a passion for support and advocacy. Today's spotlight goes to Shantha Torres, paraprofessional at the Northwest Village School.

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National Prevention Week in Connecticut (May 9-15, 2021) Focuses on Year-Round Outreach, Education, and Public Awareness

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), in partnership with state and local organizations, and communities, celebrates National Prevention Week from May 9-15, 2021. Now in its 10th year, the effort is designed to build and expand outreach, education, and public awareness of—and action around—substance misuse and mental health.

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Wheeler to Host Virtual Job Fair on June 2, 2021, from 3 – 7 pm

Wheeler is hosting a virtual job fair on June 2, 2021, from 3 – 7 pm. The organization is hiring masters-level clinicians (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMSW, LMFTA, LPCA), as well as bachelor-level case managers for its in-home programs. Bilingual Spanish-speaking candidates are encouraged to apply.

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