Vinfen’s Mission & Services

Vinfen transforms lives by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals.  Our services promote the recovery, resiliency, habilitation and self-determination of the people we serve.  As a human services leader, we strive to be the provider, employer and partner of choice.

Vinfen is a private, nonprofit human service organization that provides an array of services to adolescents and adults with psychiatric, developmental and behavioral disabilities.

Established in 1977, Vinfen assists individuals by offering them opportunities to attain the highest possible level of independence and quality of life.  Vinfen’s 2,000 dedicated employees are experienced, highly trained professionals who provide a full range of educational, rehabilitative and clinical services. Each year, Vinfen supports thousands of individuals in more than 200 programs in Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts.

Vinfen’s programs and services include:  residential, respite, habilitation, outpatient, family support, school-based, clubhouse, vocational training, supported employment, crisis intervention and emergency services.

VINFEN CONNECTICUT
Established in 2000, Vinfen Connecticut (CT) provides specialized residential and day services to individuals with developmental, psychiatric and behavioral disabilities from Connecticut.  Our team of highly trained staff collaborate with individuals and their support teams to define personal needs and goals so that each individual receives the  supports he or she needs to achieve increased independence and integration in the community. The type of services offered depends on the needs of the individual served and ranges from programs with close and continual supervision to those with intermittent supports.

Jana McClure

Jana McClure, Executive Director and Vice President of Vinfen CT

OUR VALUES
All Vinfen programs are built on a foundation of values which are paramount in making a positive impact on the lives of the people we serve.  Through training, development and supervision, these values are integrated into all aspects of life.  We believe that quality, caring and sensitivity are fundamental to our supports and services.

Our services support and enhance each person’s dignity, self-respect and ability to lead a healthy and fulfilling life in the community.  We believe family members and friends are valuable resources and they are supported in their roles in assisting and participating in the lives of their family member.

WHAT MAKES VINFEN CONNECTICUT UNIQUE?
The staff of Vinfen CT recognize and celebrate the diversity of the people we support.  Vinfen CT staff respect the beliefs, values and customs of all individuals and consider all cultural and linguistic factors.

All staff have training and experience in supporting individuals with disabilities.  Staff receive ongoing training in all aspects of Independent Living, Community Supports, Supportive Employment, Applied Behavior Analysis and is specialized based on the setting.

Vinfen CT staff work with consultants in the fields of Behavioral Psychology, Neuro-Psychology, Psychiatry, Communication Disorders, and can advocate for needed consultations.

VINFEN-CONNECTICUT SERVICES
RESIDENTIAL
Vinfen CT offers a continuum of residential services, ranging from small transitional apartments to highly supervised settings for teenagers and adults with developmental,  psychiatric or behavioral disabilities. Hours of support range from 10 hours per week to 24 hours per day, seven days a week.   Each program has a staff ratio customized for the needs of the individuals served.  Vinfen CT operates several residential programs that employ full-time bilingual (English/Spanish) staff who specialize in providing support to Hispanic individuals.

VOCATIONAL
Vinfen CT offers a variety of day, vocational and educational services including supported employment, community-based activities, a school-to-work transition program, and classes in the arts and daily living skills. Each program focuses on developing skills, self-esteem and confidence, which are the foundations of a successful life in the larger community.

rosePARTNERSHIPS
Partnerships are key elements to the successful delivery of support services.  Vinfen CT partners with families, communities, local businesses, government agencies, and other human service organizations to provide the highest quality and most comprehensive services possible.

MAIN OFFICE:
860 Prospect Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
Phone:  860-688-3165
Fax: 860-688-3196

Vinfen is a 501 © (3) nonprofit organization; all gifts are tax deductible to the
extent allowed by law. Tax identification number: 042632219.

For further information on Vinfen, please go to www.vinfenct.org.