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Connecticut Renaissance, Inc's Melodie Keen was featured on a News 12 Segment on Problem Gambling. WATCH NEWS 12 SEGMENT ON GAMBLING
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CT. DMHAS launches 800 number for residents seeking walk-in assessment and services for opioid addiction



NORWALK -- The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has introduced a new toll-free number to connect residents seeking treatment for opioid addiction to local walk-in assessment centers. Norwalk's provider in the program is Connecticut Renaissance (CR). For CR Program Director Melodie Keen, the walk-in aspect of the program allows patients the opportunity to take immediate action in beginning treatment. "It's not always easy for people to take that first step to get help. When people are ready for treatment they can come in without having an appointment, and they will be seen," Keen said.

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On October 5, 2015 detention staff, probation officers, CSSD staff, program directors, and other employees of the CYFSC from across the state, gathered in New Britain, Connecticut to recognize individuals for their excellence as part of the quality assurance process. This gathering was especially important as it was organized and executed to recognize outstanding achievement of those who have excelled in their roles at the program. As such, all available employees were in attendance, to support and congratulate those whom are models to many in the mental health field.

The Norwalk/Stamford CYFSC has, once again, shown to be the flagship program of the State. This location is bolstered by three employees whom exemplify outstanding performance. Michelle Faugno, clinician, was awarded for her efforts in the Engagement of clients. Carolina Ahumada, clinician, and Amanda Finn, case manager, were awarded for serving as role models for our clients. Crystal Rivera, for her rapid development of clinical skills, was awarded the Rookie of the Year award.

The Bridgeport CYFSC was also recognized for their continued success in providing quality care to clients and families in the community:

Case Coordinator, Stephanie Hosker received Intervention Champion for outstanding performance and excellence in the delivery of Motivational Interviewing. She is dedicated to providing strength-based services to clients to help clients identify their goals and initiate change. By providing support to clients, she is able to establish a positive engagement in order to maximize client opportunity for success.

Katie Seto Clinical Coordinator was recognized for being an Outstanding Role Model. Throughout her career at CT Renaissance, she has gained an excellent reputation for her high proficiency in all areas of service and is valued for her leadership, dependability and commitment to our clients. She continuously promotes a positive image within the agency and for the clients we serve, which has been essential for the success of the program.