History

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 celebrated 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:

1977: A small group of concerned citizens incorporates as a nonprofit organization.

1981: InterCommunity expands to two sites in Wethersfield and Glastonbury.

1994-1998: The agency receives the designation of LMHA (Local Mental Health Authority) and begins a new Mobile Crisis Service and Co-Occurring Disorders program.

2007: The agency is recognized as an Enhanced Care Clinic by the Department of Social Services.

2008-2012: The Outpatient Children’s Clinic and InterConnections, LLC open. InterCommunity is named as a Co-Occurring Enhanced Organization by DMHAS.

2013: InterCommunity is granted a primary care license by the CT Dept. of Public Health and offers integrated health care services.

2015: InterCommunity and ADRC (Alcohol and Drug Recovery Centers) join forces. InterCommunity receives FQHC-LA (Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike) designation. The former ADRC has a long history of innovative programs in Hartford.

2016: A new primary care clinic and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services open in Hartford.

2017: InterCommunity receives national recognition as a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and receives accreditation by the Joint Commission. InterCommunity opens school-based health centers in East Hartford schools.

2018: InterCommunity is named a Top Workplace for the eighth year in a row.