Continuum of Care Receives Signature Grant from Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism for $10,000

Friday, January 28, 2022


CONTACT: Deborah Cox
Vice President, Development & Marketing
Continuum of Care, Inc.
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Continuum of Care’s President and CEO receives
grant award from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation

New Haven, Connecticut — January 2022 — Continuum of Care, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.  These funds will provide critical services for individuals who are diagnosed with Autism as well as behavioral health challenges. 

The Flutie Foundation Signature Grants help their partner agencies address a variety of significant needs in the autism community,” says Nick Savarese, Executive Director of The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.  “Programs like these are helping people on the autism spectrum live life to the fullest and we are proud to support their efforts.”

Continuum of Care Client (R) with her Direct Caregiver (L)

The funds will be used to enable Continuum to provide multiple diagnostic assessments to determine a full scope of psychiatric and healthcare needs, and develop and implement a systemic and coordinated plan of care for individuals with both autism and behavioral health needs.  Ordinarily, individuals with duo diagnosis of Autism and mental health challenges are only able to receive state funding for services to diagnose and address either the developmental disability needs or the behavioral health within the same year.  “A more multi-faceted approach enables us to understand and care for this population of clients more comprehensively, and address their needs more fully,” stated Gretchen Richardson, VP of Clinical and Program Operations.  “We are honored and grateful for the grant award from this prestigious Foundation. The grant will certainly make a difference to this population of clients.” Richardson added.

Continuum has extensive experience in serving clients who have duo-diagnosis across the Developmental Disability and Mental Health spectrum. The grant helps to bring multiple disciplines together for an integrative approach to diagnosis and support services.


About Continuum of Care, Inc: 
Since 1966, Continuum of Care has helped rebuild the lives of adults with severe and persistent mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities by providing comprehensive housing, home support services, and outpatient clinical care so they may live as fully and independently in the community as possible. The majority of Continuum’s clients and patients live well below the federal poverty level. Each year, the organization rescues approximately 500 individuals from homelessness and it serves approximately 2,100 people across the State of Connecticut.  Continuum of Care, Inc., is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  For more information, contact: Continuum of Care, 109 Legion Avenue., New Haven, CT 06519 | 203.562.2264 |

About The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism:
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, based in Framingham, MA, awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process.  The signature grants that the Flutie Foundation distributed this year support traditionally under-served, under-funded, culturally diverse communities reflected in the Foundation’s areas of interest; providing a path for educational and vocational skills, supporting recreational and active lifestyles, and ensuring people with autism are safe, supported, and informed.

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