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Find the six people who have been effected by a mental health and/or

substance use disorder This is about all of us. You can make the difference.

We all know someone affected by a mental health or substance use disorder. Each of us interact with someone every day — in line at the coffee shop, at work, at our kid’s sports practices, at the gym. 1) Prevalence of disease: Mental Illness Addiction

25% 13% of population

of population

2) Impact of treatment for mental health and addiction disorders: Return on investment

300% –1,100% Community care tends to be more effective and less expensive. Connection to care also leads to fewer interpersonal conflicts; greater workplace productivity; and fewer drug-related accidents. (drugabuse.gov) Perception Programs exists to create hope and change the lives of those experiencing substance and/or mental health disorders.

THIS IS ABOUT ALL OF US. YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. Your donations will directly benefit clients. We welcome your support. Our services help people find their way to recovery, employment, and meaningful lives. Your donation makes a difference: CREATING HOPE… CHANGING LIVES.

Reasons to donate Funding for Connecticut’s community nonprofits declined by at least $461 million in the past 13 years. The need for opioid treatment is higher than ever. Donations help support treatment, facility upkeep, client transportation, current technology, educational materials.

Mission Perception Programs promotes wellness through innovative and holistic behavioral healthcare for individuals and our community.

Vision To be Eastern Connecticut’s leader in providing hope and sustained recovery for those affected by substance use and mental health disorders.

History / About PPI Since 1970, Perception Programs has been a critical part of the Eastern Connecticut community. Supporting individuals and families, breaking stigma. Culturally responsive, evidence-based services. Select services available in multiple languages. We look toward the next 50 years.

Since Fiscal Year 2013, Connecticut’s drug overdose deaths have increased 253% since 2013, including a record high 1,200 deaths in 2019.(Office of the Chief Medical Examiner February 2020). We need to reinvent systems to be more Just, Sustainable, & Whole.

“Perception House has given me a safe place to recover and remain sober. Allowed me to openly share pain that I have been suppressing or shameful of sharing. It has given me hope to address my trauma and PTSD with formal therapy.” — D.D.

Programs Alternative in the Community (AIC) Willimantic Behavioral Health Center (BHC) Danielson Storrs Willimantic Outreach and Case Management Latino outreach Shelter outreach Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Eastern Region Service Center (ERSC) Risk Reduction Outreach Housing Opportunities for Person with AIDS (HOPWA) Sober Housing Bill’s House Wilson House UCONN SHARE (Research) Residential Programs Next Step Cottage Grace House Perception House

54 North Street, Willimantic, CT 06226 perceptionprograms.org 860-450-7122