Hartford Communities That Care, Inc. (HCTC) is a Hartford-based nonprofit organization committed to creating and supporting non-violent and drug-free communities in which youth and families can thrive.
HCTC News & Events
How help for gunshot victims is expanding as Connecticut shootings rise
In a span of 27 hours over the Fourth of July weekend, New Haven and Hartford police responded to incidents involving six gunshot victims, including a 5-year-old who was grazed by gunfire and a woman who was killed.
Hartford Launches Hospital-Based Gun-Violence Intervention Program
With firearm deaths in Connecticut and across the country on the rise, a new initiative in Hartford aims to interrupt gun violence through a partnership between community organizations and hospitals.
Through the collaboration, Saint Francis Hospital, Connecticut Children's and Hartford Hospital will work with community organizations to provide mental-health and other services to hospitalized individuals and families impacted by gun violence.
Hartford Residents Help Victims After Killing of Two Brothers
Saving Lives: HCTC's Four Core Programs
The HCTC umbrella covers four programs, each program relies upon civic engagement and advocacy, in partnership with government, private, and nonprofit agencies here, statewide — and across the nation — to expand services and broaden the scope of interventions on behalf of unserved and underserved families, primarily young men of color. The Programs are the Hartford Care Response Team, the CT HVIP Collaborative, the Greater Hartford Youth Leadership Academy, and the Community Health Worker Program.
HCTC's programs adapt to address the dual public health crisis of urban gun violence and COVID-19 Pandemic.
HCTC, USA TODAY ARTICLE
As the gun control debate stalls, Medicaid becomes an unlikely tool to fight violence
Celebrating passage of HB-5677
HB-5677: An Act Concerning the Availability of Violence Prevention Services Under Medicaid
Trained Violence Prevention Professionals help connect those affected by violent crimes to the services they need. VPPs can Reduce the re-injury rate, and cut Medicaid costs drastically down by redirecting clients to primary care physicians, providing case management and referrals for employment and training, housing, mental health services, and meeting other basic needs. Supporting them will help enhance the value of our community. HB-5677 uses Medicaid funds to reimburse Violence Prevention Professionals for their services treating victims of violence in the community.
Check out the CT Mirror article highlighting CT HVIP Program- Click Here.