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Welcome to My Place CT, a free resource to help older adults and people with disabilities live independently in the home or community. Making it easier to find care, services and supports—all in one place. Giving you the tools and information you need to find local, state and federal resources when you need them. Empowering you to live in the place you call home.

My Place CT is the state’s independent source of objective and well-vetted long-term services and supports information, with no commercial agenda.  The service is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, in collaboration with 2-1-1/United Way of Connecticut and community partners statewide.  My Place CT is part of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Strategic Plan to re-balance long-term services and supports, promoting independent living choices for state residents and further developing home and community living options.  Funding is provided by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 

 

A history of making Long-term Care accessible

1981

Social Security Act Section 1915(c) waivers allow states to provide long-term care services in the home and community under the Medicaid Program.
1990

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) seeks to end isolation and segregation endured by people with disabilities.

Olmsted decision makes it possible for people with disabilities to receive services in an integrated setting.

2007

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) awards a grant for Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, allowing states to help remove barriers for people with disabilities who choose to receive services in the home.

2010

Affordable Care Act helps strengthen access to health care to all individuals and increases education about health care services for everyone.

2013

Connecticut works to create a Health Exchange that allows people access to health care in the state through both private and public coverage options.

Connecticut launches My Place CT, specific to long-term care options in the state, to complement the Health Exchange.

2016

My Place CT launches Care Through Community Partner Network, a partnership of organizations throughout Connecticut connecting people to independent living.

Membership

Co-Chair: Julie Peters, Brain Injury Alliance

Co-Chair: Lynn Iverson, St. Joseph’s Living Center 

Members

Kevin Brophy, CT Legal Services

Kathy Bruni, Department of Social Services

Patricia Calderone

Paul Chase, Department of Social Services

Maggie Ewald, State Department on Aging

Margy Gerundo-Murkette, State Department on Aging

Daniela Giordano, Department of Children and Families

Claudio Gualtieri, AARP

David Guttchen, Office of Policy and Management (Alternate)

Karyl Lee Hall, CT Legal Rights Project

Lindsay Jesshop, CT Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (Alternate)

Michele Jordan, Department of Rehabilitative Services

Karen Kangas, Advocacy Unlimited

Maureen Klett, Department of Public Health

Elaine Kolb

Dawn Lambert, Department of Social Services

Mary-Ann Langton, Council on Developmental Disabilities

Erin Leavitt-Smith, CT Valley Hospital

Sherry Marconi, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Penny Mezzarone

Siobhan Morgan, Department of Developmental Services

Melissa Morton, Office of Policy and Management

Melinda Motovani

Susan Raimondo, National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Patricia Richardson, State Department on Aging (Alternate)

Nancy Shaffer, CT Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Robert Smith, Department of Developmental Services (Alternate)

Housing Workgroup

Alice Minervino, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Alice Woodsby, Partnership for Strong Communities

Dimple Desai, Department of Housing

Elaine Kolb

Josh Scalora, Department of Developmental Services

Julie Peters, Brain Injury Association of CT

Julie Robison, UConn Center on Aging

Karyl Lee Hall, CT Legal Rights Project

Kevin Brophy, CT Legal Services

Lynn Iverson, St. Joseph’s Living Center

Mary Ann Langton

Michael Santoro, Department of Housing

Michele Jordan

Michele Molina, J. D’Amelia & Associates, LLC

Penny Mazzarone

Sherry Marconi, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Siobhan Morgan, Department of Developmental Services

Suzanne Piacentini, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Tracy Raab, CT Community Care, Inc.

Partners

AASCC - Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

AARP - American Association of Retired Persons

ABHCT - Advanced Behavioral Health of CT

Access IndependenceADAPT

ADRC - Aging and Disability Resource Center(s) - Community Choices

Advocacy Unlimited

Allied Community Resources

Alzheimer’s Association

BESB - Bureau of Education Services for the Blind

Brain Injury Association of CT

Brain Injury Alliance

CAHCF - CT Association of Health Care Facilities, Inc.

Capitol Community College

CT Association of Health Care at Home

CCCI - CT Community Care Inc. - Offices in North Central, Northwest and Eastern CT

CDR - Center for Disability Rights

CHFA - CT Housing Finance Authority

CIL - Corporation for Independent Living

CMS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CT Commission on Aging

Council on Developmental Disabilities

CT Legal Rights Project

CT Legal Services

CT Long Term Care Ombudsmen Program

CT Tech Act Project

CTSILC - CT State Independent Living Council

CWEALF - CT Women’s Education And Legal Fund

DDS - Department of Developmental Services

DECD - Department of Economic and Community Development

DMHAS - Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

DNEC - Disability Network of Eastern CT

DORS - Department of Rehabilitation Services

DPH - Department of Public Health

DSS - Department of Social Services

FSW - Family Services of Woodfield

HERC - Housing Education Resource Center

HUD - Housing and Urban Development

Independence Northwest

Independence Unlimited

J. D’Amelia and Associates, LLC

Leading Age CT

Merrill Lynch

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

NCAAA - North Central Area Agency on Aging

New England Home Care

NEAT Marketplace

OPM - Office of Policy and Management

Partnerships for Strong Communities

SEIU/1199 - Service Employee Internal Union

Senior Resources

St. Joseph’s Living Center

St. Luke’s Eldercare

State of CT Board of Regents

State Department on Aging

SWCAAA - Southwestern CT Area Agency on Aging

The Arc of CT

UCONN - University of CT Center on Aging

UHART- University of Hartford

United Way of CT

WCAAA - Western CT Area Agency on Aging

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