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.
Founded in 1998, HCTC achieves its mission by forming partnerships with key community members and organizations, by coordinating critical services, and by identifying, developing and implementing evidence-based programs for high rates of success.
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.
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.
In 2020 HCTC's programs have adapted to address the festering public health crisis of urban gun violence, even as those painful conditions worsened with the unfolding crises of COVID-19 and its economic fallout.
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