Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Grant Supports Wheeler’s Walk With Me Program

Wheeler received a $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to support its Walk With Me program in that city. The grant will be used to support the work of a peer support specialist and enhance and expand parent/caregiver services for LGBTQIA+ families. 

The grant will expand Walk With Me program services to: 

  • Provide parents and caregivers with guidance and strategies to navigate their child’s and family’s journey 
  • Identify and inform youth, parents, and caregivers of existing online and other community resources
  • Connect parents and caregivers with Wheeler treatment and available community resources and opportunities, including linkages to needed health services when identified
  • Encourage intra-and inter-family support networks
  • Broaden community outreach and education

Walk With Me is a specialized outpatient treatment track for LGBTQIA+-identifying people of all ages who are seeking therapeutic and/or peer support to address their specific needs. The Walk With Me track is designed to create a safe and inclusive array of services for LGBTQIA+ people and their loved ones where they can be validated, explore their identities, reduce feelings of isolation, strengthen their support system, and develop skills to cope with stress and stigma. With an emphasis on treating the whole person, this track includes a dedicated team of behavioral health, medical, and peer support staff to provide robust wrap-around services that are tailored to meet the needs of each unique patient, wherever they are on their journey. 

For information about Wheeler’s Walk With Me program, call 888.793.3500 or 860.793.3500, or visit

About the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is “Where Good Begins” in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington. The Foundation works to inspire philanthropy, responsibly manage permanent charitable assets, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership. For more information, visit

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