MIDDLETOWN, Conn., December 11, 2020: Community Health Center, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Alyssa Martin as the Director of New Horizons, a 24/7 service that shelters victims of intimate violence and provides extensive community support, education and outreach to victims of intimate partner violence in Middlesex County.
Alyssa began her journey with New Horizons and CHC as a Community Educator and Volunteer Coordinator. Alyssa graduated with an MA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Brandeis University.
As the Director of New Horizons, Alyssa will be responsible for all aspects of New Horizons program, from the efficient, effective, and safe operation of the 24-hour Shelter and crisis line to community education and support and court-based victim advocacy services.
“I am thrilled to continue my journey with the Community Health Center as the Director of New Horizons,” Alyssa said. We have such strong support from the entire Middlesex County community for our effort. I look forward to this opportunity to further our mission of providing emergency shelter to victims and their children, but also working every day to end intimate partner violence in Middlesex County and beyond.”
“Alyssa joins us at a critical time, as we work toward our goal of ending intimate partner violence in the future, while responding immediately and effectively to individuals suffering now during this pandemic,” commented Margaret Flinter, Senior Vice President and Clinical Director of CHC. “New Horizons is unique among domestic violence program in its full integration into a community health center. We look forward to Alyssa’s ideas and impact as she leads her team in supporting and empowering victims and survivors of domestic violence.”
About Community Health Center, Inc.
Founded in 1972, with offices in California, Colorado and Connecticut, Community Health Center, Inc. is transforming healthcare nationally. CHC provides medical, dental and behavioral care to 150,000 patients, many uninsured and underserved, at more than 200 locations in Connecticut and is recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by NCQA and a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission. Healthcare providers in more than 40 states participate in CHC’s telehealth, training, and workforce development programs, improving patient care across the county. For more information, visit www.chc1.com.
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