COVID-19 Assistance for Community Health (COACH) 2.0

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has received funding through SAMHSA Block Grant COVID-19 Supplemental Funding for CT COVID-19 Assistance for Community Health (COACH) 2.0 to work with individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and/or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is administered by Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc. and COACH 2.0 staff are employed by ten (10) DMHAS funded agencies throughout the state. There are three COACH 2.0 outreach teams: Homeless/Housing Instability Outreach Team, Older Adults Outreach Team and Faith-based Outreach Team to underserved areas of Connecticut.

COACH 2.0 case managers meet in the community with clients impacted by COVID-19 to help create individualized recovery plans that help support individuals in accomplishing their goals. COACH 2.0 services include:

Click here to open PDF - COACH 2.0 Scope of Services

Homeless/Housing Instability Outreach

COACH Staff Directory  (PDF)


Older Adults Outreach

Staff Directory-Senior Outreach (PDF)


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

Staff Directory - CSTAC-MHF (PDF)
For further information and resources, please visit the COACH 2.0 website


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