Who is CLRP?
Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc. (CLRP), is an independent, nonprofit agency which advocates for low income adults who have, or are perceived to have, a psychiatric disability. CLRP is separate from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
What does CLRP do?
CLRP's attorneys and legal advocates provide services ranging from brief advice to full legal representation with legal problems related to:
La Comunida Latina
CLRP operates a Latino outreach project staffed by bilingual, bi-cultural advocates prepared to focus on the problems that Latino's experience with mental health services.
Information and Referral
To avoid duplication of effort and to target limited resources, CLRP prioritizes cases involving clients served by DMHAS facilities or DMHAS funded programs.
CLRP works closely with other agencies and may refer clients who do not meet priority criteria to organizations such as the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, other legal services, or to private attorneys.
Training and Community Education
CLRP staff is available to speak with consumers, families, community groups, and providers about the rights and responsibilities of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
CLRP's main office is in Middletown at Connecticut Valley Hospital and is open for business Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Satellite offices are staffed on a part-time basis. Calls to these offices are checked every day.
CLRP's H.O.M.E. Project
Locations and phone numbers for CLRP's H.O.M.E. Project (Helping Others Maintain Equality in housing) are listed below. The H.O.M.E. program assists people who have psychiatric disabilities, and/or are clients of DMHAS, who are having problems with their housing. For more information, see the HOME Project Flyer
To see if you qualify for services or to obtain further information about CLRP, please call toll-free 1-877-402-2299 between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. Visit CLRP's website at www.clrp.org.
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