About

InterCommunity's mission is to help people improve their quality of life by providing physical, mental health and addiction services for optimum health and recovery.

InterCommunity, Inc. is a community health non profit organization located in East Hartford, Connecticut, providing primary care and behavioral health services to individuals, families, and communities within the state of Connecticut for over 38 years. The agency is licensed by the Department of Public Health to provide comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services to over 3,000 people each year.

Since 1981 InterCommunity has been contracted with the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services as the Local Mental Health Authority for six towns, including East Hartford, Glastonbury,Marlborough, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield for its behavioral health division.

InterCommunity was designated as a FQHC LA (federally qualified health center look alike) in February, 2015, by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. As an FQHC LA, InterCommunity qualifies for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other benefits. They serve an underserved population, offer a sliding fee scale, provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a governing board of directors that includes those who are served by the health center.

InterCommunity provides primary care services to adults and children across the life spectrum, no matter  life situation, or ability to pay. InterCommunity’s Outpatient Psychiatric Children’s Clinic, and those adults coming to InterCommunity with private insurance has no geographic restrictions and can see people statewide.

InterCommunity Awards and Highlights

  • InterCommunity Timeline

    InterCommunity has come a long way in 40 years. The original foundation of the agency was created in 1977 by three families who gathered together in the basement of a church to exchange information regarding mental health issues and offer each other support. In 2015, InterCommunity entered into an affiliation with the former ADRC (Alcohol & Drug Recovery Centers) to offer a broad range of mental health, addiction recovery, and primary care services.

    In 2017 we celebrate 40 years of our journey toward changing the meaning of care…and caring. From embracing the concept of integrated healthcare and becoming a FQHC-LA, launching primary care services, medication-assisted treatment, and so much more, InterCommunity works every day to reduce health disparities in the community and offer people from underserved areas the best possible care for body and mind.

    Highlights from our history:

    InterCommunity Recovery Centers (formerly ADRC)

    • 1972 – Agency Incorporates – Combined Hospitals Alcoholism Program- CHAP was established to medically treat people suffering from alcoholism as an alternative to jail
    • 1973 -Detoxification Center – Opened October 2, 1973 –The first location for the Detoxification Center was 500 Vine St, Hartford
    • 1983 – Name Changes to ADRC  (Alcoholism Detoxification & Rehabilitation Center) 
    • 1985 – Clayton House opens- Clayton House, a residential halfway house in Glastonbury, is the first ADRC program outside of Detoxification
    • 1989 – Alternate Living Center opens [known as ALC]- ALC establishes ADRC’s third physical location, at 56 Coventry Street, Hartford
    • 1991 – Name Changes to Alcohol & Drug Recovery Centers, Inc.
    • 1993 – Coventry House opens
    • 1994 – Outpatient Counseling Center opens
    • 1997 – ADRC becomes a Saint Francis Care Affiliate
    • 1998 – SATEP begins [Substance Abuse Treatment Enhancement Project]
      • 1998- Transportation 
      • 1998- ACCESS Line 
      • 1999- Intensive Program 
      • 1999- Intermediate Program 
      • 1999- Women’s ALC 
    • 1999 – Detoxification Center – Moved to the former Mount Sinai Hospital building at 500 Blue Hills Avenue, on Jan. 21, 1999
    • 2000 – Recovery House opens [20 beds]
    • 2007 – Recovery House II opens [10 beds]
    • 2008 – Complete renovation & expansion of the Outpatient Counseling Center
    • 2008 – Selected as principal contractor for the Recovery-Oriented Vocational Services grant
    • 2015 – Enters into an Affiliation Agreement with InterCommunty, Inc. ADRC name changes to InterCommunity 
    • 2016 – A new primary care clinic and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services open in Hartford.
    InterCommunity Primary Care and Behavioral Health Division

    • 1977- Incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the name Glastonbury Mental Health Group
    • 1981- Name changed to InterCommunity Mental Health Group- to incorporate service delivery to individuals residing in towns other than Glastonbury.
    • 1981-Opens only psychiatric clinic in Catchment Area 16, called the Mobile Aftercare Clinic.
    • 1982- Mobile Aftercare Clinic becomes a free-standing, licensed outpatient clinic with two sites; one in Wethersfield and the other in Glastonbury.
    • 1986-1988- InterCommunity Mental Health Group opens
      • Residential Program 
      • Case Management Program
      • Supported Employment Program
      • Psychosocial Rehab Program
    • 1993- All Programs brought together under one location: 281 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118
    • 1994- Receives the designation of LMHA (Local Mental Health Authority) from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, DMHAS;
    • 1995- Receives funding to begin a Mobile Crisis Service
    • 1999 -Assumes operations of the state run Community Based Initiative (CBI) residential program.
    • 2008- Opens Outpatient Psychiatric Children’s Clinic, located at 281 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118
    • 2009- Changes its name to InterCommunity, Inc.
    • 2013-Department of Public Health grants InterCommunity a primary care license
    • 2015-Enters into affiliation agreement with InterCommunity Recovery Centers
    • 2015- Receives FQHC LA (Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike) Designation from U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
    • 2017 – InterCommunity receives national recognition as a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
  • Annual Reports

    InterCommunity is pleased to report news of our past years’ successes. We encourage members of the community to take a moment and read our most recent annual report, which shares information about the work we do to improve people’s lives and reduce health disparities.

    Newsletters

    From sponsoring health screenings to neighborhood forums on timely issues, InterCommunity works every day to expand our outreach and strengthen our programs and services. Read our latest newsletter for more information.

  • Pictured above: Some of InterCommunity’s Management Team, celebrating at the 2015 Top Workplace Awards Ceremony, Thursday, September 17 at the Aquaturf in Plantsville, CT.

    Kimberly L. Beauregard, LCSW, President & Chief Executive Officer

    Kim has been with InterCommunity since 2003, and is responsible for the overall strategic planning and operations of InterCommunity and InterCommunity Recovery Centers. She works collaboratively with the Board of Directors of both organizations, executive leadership team, and area providers to ensure the highest quality of service is provided. She also cultivates and maintains effective relationships with federal, state and local funders to ensure and enhance the organization’s fiscal sustainability. Kim has been named by the Hartford Business Journal as a 2017 Women in Business honoree.

    William W. Young, MPA, LPC, NCC, Chief Strategy Officer

    Bill serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of InterCommunity, Inc. and is responsible for human resources, information technology, quality, facilities and other related functions. He provides a focal point, leadership and coordination of organizational transformation projects. In addition, he leads external activities, including emerging relationships with other organizations.

    Prior to the affiliation of InterCommunity and Alcohol & Drug Recovery Centers (ADRC), Bill served as Chief Operating Officer, and then as Acting Chief Executive Officer, of ADRC. As an organization leader and person in recovery, Bill is involved in a variety of recovery advocacy and public policy initiatives.

    Tyler V.R. Booth, LCSW, Chief Operating Officer

    Tyler has been with InterCommunity since 2006 and oversees all direct services programs within InterCommunity’s three divisions: Primary Care, Behavioral Health, and Addiction Recovery Services.  The creator of InterCommunity’s Help Now system, Tyler consults locally and nationally on providing rapid access to behavioral health care and the provision of healthcare for the whole person.  Tyler also coordinates new program development ensuring InterCommunity’s services align with what he calls the quadruple aim of improved health outcomes, patient experience, financial stability, and staff satisfaction.

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    Jeff Hughes, Chief Financial Officer

    A graduate of Worcester State University, Jeff brings over 20 years of finance, business, and operational experience to our organization. Previously he was the CFO of the Connecticut Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT), providing help and services to the under-served of Connecticut as well as its FQHCs and FQHC look-alikes. Most recently, Jeff was a finalist in the 2017 “CFO of the Year” award sponsored by the Hartford Business Journal.

    Tracey Decker, Chief Integration Officer

    Tracey is responsible for the supervision of InterCommunity’s primary care teams in both locations, the behavioral health medication management team, three front desk teams, facilities and the call center.  She helped bring InterCommunity to FQHC-LA status, was instrumental in the start-up of the agency’s onsite pharmacies, oversaw the build-out and renovation of both primary care spaces, and is currently working on the implementation of a new electronic medical record which will be utilized across all divisions of InterCommunity over the next year.  Tracey was nominated as a HealthCare Hero in 2016 by the Hartford Business Journal.  Beginning in July of 2017, Tracey will take the leadership role in bringing InterCommunity’s health services even farther into the East Hartford community by opening seven school based health centers.

  • InterCommunity Foundation

    Founded in 2011, InterCommunity Foundation dedicates itself to helping InterCommunity in their mission to improve the lives of people living with mental health and addiction disorders.

    More Information

    The mission of InterCommunity Foundation is to develop financial support and build community awareness for InterCommunity, Inc.

    InterCommunity Foundation offers financial support to InterCommunity for:

    • Enhancing the ongoing financial viability of the agency
    • New and expanded behavioral health services and programs for children, adults and families
    • Improved community awareness initiatives that educate and build support regarding behavioral health issues

    InterCommunity Foundation Board Members

    President: Donald Peterson

    Vice President: Marshall Gaines

    Treasurer: Jeffrey Hughes

    Incorporator/Director: Kimberly Beauregard

    Director: Kenneth Reed

     

     

     

     

  • InterCommunity  can only do its important work with the diligent support of individuals willing to volunteer as Board Directors for the organization.

    Our Board Directors have a wide range of talents and skills, but all share the strong commitment to the organization’s mission, communities, and clients. We ask that all Board Directors view themselves as AMBASSADORS of InterCommunity.

    If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Director on InterCommunity or InterCommunity Recovery Center’s Board of Directors, please contact: Kimberly L. Beauregard, LCSW, President & CEO at kimbeauregard@intercommunityct.org or 860.291.1340.

    InterCommunity, Inc.

    • Board Chairperson: Rebecca Paolino, Gerace & Associates
    • Board Vice Chairman: Michael Perry, United Technologies
    • Secretary: Alan Coker, Community Renewal Team
    • Treasurer: Jeffrey Carpenter, Cohn Reznick
    • Director: Samuel Beason, The Hartford
    • Director: Meghan Blanchette, Sports Clips
    • Director: Edward Casares, Retired Hartford Fire Chief
    • Director, Brian Cutino, The Hartford
    • Director: Carol Gilbert, Common Ground
    • Director: John Motley, Motley Consulting
    • Director: Marybeth Scanlon, Hartford Hospital

    InterCommunity Recovery Centers, Inc.

    • Board ChairmanJames Kelly, Retired Attorney
    • Board Vice Chairman: Matthew Kurtz, Wesleyan University
    • Secretary: Michael Perry, United Technologies Corporation
    • Director: Meghan Blanchette, Sports Clips
    • Director: Brian Cutino, The Hartford
    • Director: Carol Gilbert, Common Ground
    • Director: Kenneth Reed, United Technologies
    • Director: Rob Rudewicz, Substance Abuse Action Council of Central CT
    • Director: Theresa Velez, Hartford Police Dept.