Coram Deo Inc

New Britain, CT   |  www.coramdeorecovery.org

Mission

Coram Deo provides the opportunity and choice for recovery for individuals through the power of empathy, compassion and a belief in the value of each person.

We do this primarily through transitional housing and wrap around services intended to foster empowerment and independence.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Ms. Jody Davis

Main address

PO Box 2334

New Britain, CT 06052 USA

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EIN

26-0801387

NTEE code info

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

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Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing
Our Transitional Housing Program serves women who struggle with substance abuse. With 6 homes in the New Britain and Berlin area and 46 beds, we are the largest and leading providing of Transitional Housing for Women in the State of CT. We are contracted with the State of CT, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services through the Behavioral Health Recovery Program, BHRP (also known as Basic Needs).

As with all of our services, the goal for our Transitional Housing Program is to bring women from where they are, to where they want to be. We do this by creating Individual Recovery Plans for each client in which we identify both long and short term goals and the pathways to achieve them. We believe in teaching and empowering women to achieve their dreams. We believe that Change IS Possible and that together we can make a difference.

Our Housing Program is progressive in nature, taking each client from the very beginning of their recovery – where the most support is needed to independent living. Step One offers the greatest level of support and generally lasts two to six months. Our Case Managers are at these homes 5 to 7 days a week and we work diligently with each client to help them obtain the necessary supports to leading a healthy lifestyle. This can include connecting them with Outpatient Services, doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals. We work with women to help them obtain the proper identification, necessary in gaining employment. We assist with food and clothing.

Step Two is intended for those who are working and who have created some stability in their lifestyle. These homes receive SOME oversight, but much less than in Step One. All of the rules continue to apply as our residents continue to build a solid foundation for long term sustainability of their recovery. This step can last anywhere from 3 months to 2 or 3 years.

Step Three is intended for those who have successfully navigated Steps One and Two and feel ready to move on and live independently. Coram Deo is currently in the process of obtaining 4 to 6 scattered sight multifamily homes that can provide long term stability for residents who are ready to live independently but would choose to stay connected. In these units Clients will sign a lease, be expected to pay a deposit as well as first and last months rent and will be expected to remain sober. Other than that, they are free to live independently, with no curfew and the capacity to have overnight guests at their discretion. The only “rules” we have at Step Three is that you must remain SOBER and you must pay your rent on time.

We believe that these steps will be the gateway to healthy living and open doors of potential and possibility that previously had not been encountered. Our goal is to bring women from where they are to where they want to be and during that process to help them discover who they are and what they were made for.

Population(s) Served

Case Management Services
Case Managers provide an array of services to help individuals and families cope with complicated situations in the most effective way possible, thereby achieving a better quality of life. They help people to identify their goals, needs, and resources. From that assessment, the case manager and the client—whether an individual or a family—together formulate a plan to meet those goals. The Case Manager helps clients to find resources and facilitates connection with services. Sometimes she or he advocates on behalf of a client to obtain needed services. The Case Manager also maintains communication with the client to evaluate whether the plan is effective in meeting the client’s goals.

You may be thinking, “This sounds good, but I’m not sure about the term case manager. Do case managers really manage people? I don’t want to lose control, and I’m not a case.”

Excellent question. Our Case Manager will work with you to determine what is important to you and what you think would be the most effective way to reach those goals. Case managers don’t manage people—they help people to manage complicated situations. Simply put, they help to keep you, or your loved ones, at the center of services being provided on your behalf.

Care management and care coordination are two other terms sometimes used to describe this work. Different organizations and individuals define these terms in different ways; for example, professionals providing services to older adults often call themselves geriatric care managers. The terms case management and case manager are used in this site for the sake of simplicity, but the information also applies to care management and care coordination.

Population(s) Served

Faith Recovery Support Services (FRSS)
FRSS is an opportunity for mentoring and positive role modeling. Through one on one and group sessions we focus on things like social support and community engagement; we work the 12 Steps in a Safe Environment, helping you to identify where you want to be and the steps you need to get there. We set goals and action plans for things that are important to you.

Let us search with you for the answers you have been looking for. Faith is more than just a word, it is the beginning of change.

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As a result of a corporate merger we are looking to expand our Client Care Program. We are in a pivotal position in our agency's growth and sustainability. With an increased capacity we have a greater impact on the recovery community and are gaining more recognition as a growing and successful organization. We have recently been approved to provide Faith Based Recovery Support Services through Access to Recovery and The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Also, we have recently been approved to provide an additional 5 state subsidized beds. We are uniquely structured financially in that the very clients we serve participate in the payment of their care (approximately 65% self-pay).

Moving forward, our goals for this project include increasing our Case Management Services under the Client Care Program and maintaining a low staff to client ratio – not exceeding a caseload of 20 clients per one full time staff (most agencies have a capacity of 30 to 35 clients per one full time staff).

Our strategy for making this happen is to wrap everything we do with Love and to operate consistently out of our Core Values. We respect the individuals who we serve; we operate with integrity in all of our dealings; we create community; we provide just policies and systems that foster personal growth and self-awareness; and we provide quality services and programs and maintain our homes with a spirit of excellence.

In reference to our actual programming we also do the following:

1) Provide a single point of contact for multiple health and social services systems;
2) Assist with basic needs, family reunification and work reentry;
3) Advocate for the individuals participating in our program;
4) Maintain a community-based, person-centered approach;
5) Develop a comprehensive Individual Recovery Plan (IRP).

By utilizing a person centered approach we find that individuals become invested in the outcome - where they are headed and become willing partners in creating the life they would like to have.

Our Client Care Program benefits clients by helping them develop the resources, personal skills and practices necessary to reenter community life as sober, responsible and gainfully employed citizens. Growing these resources is the central focus of our program and is reflected in our framework for measuring program effectiveness and client progress.

There are three lessons learned while implementing the Client Care program during the past year:

a) The need to refine our data collection. We have increased our surveys in an effort to refine our information to provide more effective services, targeting specific areas of need.

b) As a result of further funding from internal and external sources, we have increased our case management office hours. The impact of simply having staff on sight has been significant and meaningful to clients.

c) We have realized that when we have appropriate resources, we can operate smoothly on all levels – from the Executive Director down. We are better able to define personnel roles and responsibilities.

Financials

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Coram Deo Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/7/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gary Brochu

Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

Term: July 2015 - June 2017

Kevin Colvin Owner

The Colvin Group at Keller Williams Realty

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