DMHAS Work Services Program


The Work Services Program is funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). This program offers career planning and development services to assist persons with mental health issues in achieving their employment objectives. The program serves individuals by offering entitlement assessment, vocational interest inventories/career planning, job-seeking skills instruction, job development, on-the-job support, and follow-up. In this highly individualized program, each person receives services specifically tailored to meet their unique situation and set of needs. The Work Services Program uses Individual Placement & Support to ensure the support needed, to obtain and maintain a job.

Eligibility: Individuals interested in services must meet the DMHAS eligibility requirements of mental illness and be involved in clinical services in the New Haven or Stamford areas. Those interested in services should speak to their clinicians regarding a referral to one of the Employment Specialists. Individuals in the New Haven area should complete the CSN Referral Packet with their clinicians and follow the instructions on the form for submission. It can be downloaded at or call (203)974-7082 for a referral packet.

Contact Information

Tyler Evans
Director of Behavioral Health Services
Phone: (203)389-2970 Ext. 1312

Lauren Pace
Vice President of Behavioral Health and Career Development
Phone: (203) 389-2970, Ext. 1329

Mailing Address:
Six Lunar Drive Woodbridge, CT 06525
Main Phone: (203) 389-2970
Main Fax: (203) 397-0658

Related Websites

Yale Community Services Network
DMHAS Supported Employment Services
Connecticut Mental Health Center