STATE OF CONNECTICUT FEMA COVID Assistance for Community Health (COACH)- A Program for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has received funding through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a short-term Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program referred to herein as CT COVID-19 Assistance for Community Health (COACH). The program is administered by Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc. Six (6) DMHAS funded agencies aligned with Coordinated Access Networks are contracted with ABH to work with individuals experiencing homelessness/housing instability throughout the state. Five (5) DMHAS funded agencies are contracted with DMHAS to work with senior citizens in congregate care setting and in the community. Additionally, DMHAS has contracted with the Cross Street Training & Academic Center/Ministerial Health Fellowship to provide outreach and support to communities in Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford and Middlesex counties.

There are three COACH outreach teams:  Homeless / Housing Instability Outreach Team, Senior Outreach Team, and Cross Street Training & Academic Center (CSTAC)/Ministerial Health Fellowship Outreach Team. Each team has staff employed by local agencies to best find and help local disaster survivors.  Each team has a specific target population as detailed - Click here to open PDF - FEMA COACH Target Population V.1

Homeless/Housing Instability Outreach

FEMA COACH Scope of Services (PDF)
FEMA COACH Staff Directory (PDF)
DOH Training 9.29.20- Navigating the Coordinated Access Network (PDF)

Senior Outreach

COACH Presentation- Senior Outreach- McCall (PDF)
FEMA CCP Staff Directory-Senior Outreach (PDF)

Faith-based Outreach to Highly Impacted Communities -
  Cross Street Training & Academic Center/Ministerial HealthFellowship

FEMA CCP Staff Directory - CSTAC-MHF (PDF)


ABH COACH Program Manager                                         
ABH Supervisor
Kim Beach   
Paul Zakarian   





Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc.

213 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Phone: (860) 638-5309
Fax: (860) 638-5302