Wheeler: 2016 Year in Review

2016 was a year of innovative care and positive change for Wheeler and those we serve. We worked collaboratively with organizations and systems across Connecticut to enhance and deliver high-quality programs and services that support whole-person health.

Delivering Integrated, Whole-Person Care

Addressing the Opioid Addiction Crisis

  • Wheeler responded to the ongoing crisis by offering medication-assisted treatment for addiction at four locations throughout Central Connecticut, as well as life-saving Narcan to consumers, friends and families.
  • Two packed forums in Bristol and Southington, sponsored in part by Wheeler, helped local residents to share, learn about and discuss the impact of the crisis on our state’s communities.

Innovative Partnerships That Serve Connecticut

Growing to Meet Community Needs

A Highly Skilled Workforce

Staff Accomplishments

Transformational Gifts and a Legacy of Support for Wheeler’s Mission

  • Mrs. Doris Nims, formerly of Cheshire, Connecticut, left a significant legacy gift of approximately $1.9 million to Wheeler to advance programs and services that support children and adolescents.
  • Peter and Mary Fran Libassi made a commitment to bestow a $500,000 legacy gift to Wheeler to establish the Libassi Endowment Fund for Innovation, advancing innovative approaches to care and service delivery as well as other initiatives across the agency.
  • Wheeler’s 31st Annual Golf Classic raised $56,000, bringing the amount raised since the event’s inception to more than $1 million.
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