History

 

Creating Healthy Communities Since 1964

United Services, Inc. was founded in 1964 with a commitment to provide comprehensive behavioral health and family support services to residents in northeastern Connecticut.

As de-institutionalization was introduced into Connecticut in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, United Services was among the first in the state to implement a range of community-based support services for mental health clients.

United Services joined with another local agency, Quinebaug Valley Youth and Family Services, in July of 1999. Because the two agencies provided complementary services, the merger strengthened both organizations and allowed the new United Services to provide expanded prevention services and community-based programs for youth, adolescents and their families in a cost-effective manner.

Today, United Services is among Connecticut’s most comprehensive private, non-profit providers of mental health and social services. With more than 30 programs, 12 service locations, and a dedicated staff of over 250 professionals, we are proud to continue growing in our mission of “Creating Healthy Communities” by providing top-notch, caring mental health and social services to the children, adults, families and communities of Northeastern Connecticut.