Photo featuring (from left to right): Representative William Petit; Mayor Erin Stewart; Barbara Damon, Executive Director of the Prudence Crandall Center; Steven Zuckerman, President and CEO of Root Center; and Bruce Simons, Board President at Root Center.
Rates of domestic violence in Connecticut have surged with the COVID-19 pandemic, and organizations like the Prudence Crandall Center in New Britain are being pushed beyond capacity as they work to support those in need. Root Center serves 750 patients each day in the New Britain area, many of whom also require support for domestic safety concerns, and we are partnering with the Prudence Crandall Center and donated $10,000 to support housing, services, and advocacy for those in need. Root Center is proud to partner with Prudence Crandall Center in supporting survivors of domestic violence; we believe that sharing our strength empowers communities and fosters lasting, positive change. Great things happen when nonprofits support nonprofits!
Root Center for Advanced Recovery is a holistic behavioral health center, headquartered in Manchester, CT, with a large behavioral health center in New Britain. Our centers serve 5,500 patients across the state daily, with 750 patients served in the New Britain area each day. Root Center is committed to being responsive to community needs, and we are building a brand-new, sate-of-the-art behavioral health center at 542 East Main Street in New Britain to increase our ability to serve individuals in New Britain and surrounding areas; the new center is projected to open in January 2022! Our centers offer an array of treatment services for adolescents and adults with mental health and substance use disorders; services include medication assisted treatment, intensive outpatient programming, and outpatient therapy services. Root Center began serving the community in 1871, and continues to create relationships that empower clients and support change. Center locations include Bristol, Hartford, Manchester, Middletown, New Britain, New London, Norwich, Torrington, and Willimantic.