Wheeler Clinic Strengthens Hartford Service Presence with Woodland Street Purchase

May 06, 2015
Wheeler Clinic logoHARTFORD, Conn. (April 29, 2015) – Wheeler Clinic, one of Hartford’s leading health and human service providers for more than 30 years, has strengthened its presence in the city by purchasing the six-acre Gothic Park property located at 43 and 49 Woodland Street.
“The purchase of the Gothic Park property allows us to continue to provide a welcoming, nurturing environment for the families in our care and enhances our ability to adapt and expand services to meet the needs of the Hartford community,” said Susan Walkama, LCSW, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler Clinic.  “This investment allows us to exercise greater control over the occupancy costs of our programs and also provides a reasonable rate of return. These are important factors in sustaining critical health and human services in a challenging fiscal environment.”
Wheeler currently operates a broad range of programs at 43 Woodland Street, serving nearly 2,000 children and families through outpatient and community-based services.  The agency has provided care on Woodland Street for more than 10 years, and has operated at the Gothic Park property since 2013, providing services for youth with mental health challenges and/or juvenile justice system involvement.

“Each year Wheeler serves more than 3,000 Hartford residents through our life-span continuum of integrated care.  We are very pleased to strengthen our presence in the city and to create a highly accessible hub for effective behavioral health care services in a safe, welcoming facility,” said Walkama. “We will utilize the currently unoccupied section of the building’s third floor to accommodate program growth.”
Wheeler programs located at 43 Woodland Street include:
- Care coordination
- Child, Youth and Family Support Center
- Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services for Children
- Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services
- Multidimensional Family Therapy
- Multidimensional Family Therapy – Reentry and Family Treatment
- Multisystemic Therapy
- Multisystemic Therapy – Family Integrated Transitions
- Children’s outpatient services

The building also houses other health care practices and a law firm, which are expected to remain in place.  Wheeler is currently assessing 49 Woodland Street to determine the best use of the historic building.  Wheeler also provides services at 30 Arbor Street, 590 Park Street and 999 Asylum Avenue in Hartford.

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John Sponauer
Vice President of Communications
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