The First Step to Finding the Help You Need

aka Greenwoods Counseling & Referrals   |   Litchfield, CT   |
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EIN: 06-1351190


Greenwoods Counseling & Referrals ensures access to quality and affordable mental health care and related social services for individuals and families living or working in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

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Executive Director

Mr. John W. Simoncelli

Main address

25 South St P.O. Box 1549

Litchfield, CT 06759 USA

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Formerly known as

Greenwoods Counseling Referrals



Subject area info

Mental health care

Community mental health care

Addiction services

Mental health counseling

Youth services

Population served info


Low-income people

At-risk youth

People with psychosocial disabilities

Substance abusers

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Mental Health Assessment, Referral & Counseling

The Greenwoods Assessment, Referral & Counseling Program provides comprehensive mental healthcare to all patients in need, regardless of ability to pay. Greenwoods’ primary programs have been in operation since 1992 and are continuous throughout the calendar year. Seven Greenwoods staff are dedicated to direct service. Clinical Administrative Assistant Livia Fiordelisi schedules each intake assessment within 48 hours of first contact. Patients participate in an intake assessment with and receive provider referrals from one of 5 in-house clinicians. Patients then attend counseling sessions with right-fit in-house clinicians; professionals within the Greenwoods Private Practice Group; or clinicians within the larger Greenwoods network. If a patient cannot pay a clinician’s fees, Ms. Fiordelisi and Billing Specialist Breanna Armento shepherd clients and providers through the Greenwoods financial aid process.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
Substance abusers
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

In the 2022-2023 school year Greenwoods will provide school-based mental health services to 180 students and faculty of Litchfield Public Schools, Region 6 Schools, The Marvelwood School, and South Kent School. Within this Youth Mental Health Program, Greenwoods clinicians provide mental health assessment and counseling services to students and faculty within their schools. If a client cannot afford the cost of care, Greenwoods provides financial aid to make therapy sustainable and effective.

Greenwoods will also provide school-based mental health services to other local schools throughout the year on a contracted, as-needed basis.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

In 2019 Greenwoods was chosen by CT DMHAS to hire the first community outreach and recovery navigator (CORN) to serve not just Torrington, but all of Litchfield County. Greenwoods' first year of community outreach connected individuals to right-fit mental health and addiction treatment; increased the community’s understanding of substance use disorder (SUD), their capacity to interact with and treat those suffering the effects of SUD, and their knowledge of available mental health and human services; and initiated collaboration among service providers that were once siloed.

In 3 years Greenwoods’ CORN team has proven its effectiveness, thereby securing funding to support 3 recovery navigators and 1 licensed clinician. These women have connected over 150 individuals and families to addiction treatment services; disbursed Narcan to hundreds of community members; conducted 14 weekly harm reduction stations; and presented Greenwoods’ CORN model to the CT Alcohol & Drug Policy Council.

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
Substance abusers
Children and youth

Greenwoods’ services are rare and vital in Litchfield County. Though there are organizations and healthcare providers that offer mental healthcare or referral services, Greenwoods' comprehensive menu of on-site services is unique in the region. This is especially true with regard to the financial aid portion of the program; there is no other organization or program that helps clients pay for mental healthcare if they are underinsured or uninsured. At Greenwoods, no client is turned away. By connecting uninsured and underinsured patients with services that would otherwise be inaccessible, Greenwoods’ programs actualize a vision of Northwest Connecticut in which anyone who needs mental healthcare can access it.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with psychosocial disabilities
Low-income people

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Goals & Strategy

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Our vision is that CT residents will have ready access to quality and affordable mental health care and related social services to help them live fulfilling and productive lives.

Greenwoods has developed the first-ever multidisciplinary network of private mental health providers called GAPP. Through the provision of its member services, Greenwoods "business in a box" benefits, we aim to help GAPP providers to be relieved of administrative burdens and to provide more care to clients who need it.

GAPP has mental health provider members serving all of Litchfield County and norther Fairfield County in Connecticut.


Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31
Financial documents
2021 Greenwoods Counseling & Referrals - FY'21 Audited Financials
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Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 453.48 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of GREENWOODS COUNSELING REFERRALS INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $17,495 -$63,256 $17,461 $45,860 $15,934
As % of expenses 4.5% -15.6% 3.7% 8.4% 2.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $16,151 -$63,256 $17,461 $45,860 $11,299
As % of expenses 4.2% -15.6% 3.7% 8.4% 1.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $403,677 $430,230 $461,562 $557,976 $818,779
Total revenue, % change over prior year -12.3% 6.6% 7.3% 20.9% 46.7%
Program services revenue 10.1% 1.4% 0.0% 29.5% 35.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 13.5%
All other grants and contributions 89.9% 98.6% 100.0% 63.7% 50.6%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $386,182 $406,210 $469,054 $548,292 $813,458
Total expenses, % change over prior year -30.5% 5.2% 15.5% 16.9% 48.4%
Personnel 59.5% 56.6% 55.2% 71.1% 66.2%
Professional fees 1.2% 14.5% 19.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 6.7% 7.5% 5.9% 4.6% 3.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 11.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 20.9% 21.4% 19.9% 24.3% 30.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $387,526 $406,210 $469,054 $548,292 $818,093
One month of savings $32,182 $33,851 $39,088 $45,691 $67,788
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $97,331
Total full costs (estimated) $419,708 $440,061 $508,142 $593,983 $983,212

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 2.7 3.3 2.6 3.5 4.6
Months of cash and investments 2.7 3.3 2.6 3.5 4.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.9 -0.1 0.4 1.3 1.1
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $85,379 $111,814 $101,804 $157,859 $313,226
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,847
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $15,648 $15,648 $0 $0 $112,979
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 18.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.3% 2.4% 0.2% 29.5% 72.8%
Unrestricted net assets $60,157 -$3,099 $14,362 $60,222 $71,521
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $87,276 $77,323 $40,988 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $25,000 $25,000 $10,000 $10,159 N/A
Total restricted net assets $25,000 $112,276 $87,323 $51,147 $40,686
Total net assets $85,157 $109,177 $101,685 $111,369 $112,207

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Mr. John W. Simoncelli

John Simoncelli is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He holds Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Administration from the University of Connecticut. John is a practicing mental health therapist and addiction specialist. John joined Greenwoods at the Executive Director in 2017. As a lifelong resident of Litchfield County, John cares deeply about his community and is committed to improving access to mental health treatment. John is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litchfield County Opiate Task Force and is passionate about educating the public concerning the connection between trauma, addiction, and other mental health issues.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 11/02/2022
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Board chair

Peter Aziz

Greenwoods Counseling & Referrals

Term: 2021 - 2024

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/2/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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