Errera Community Care Center Home Page

114-152 Boston Post Road, 2nd floor 

West Haven, CT 06516            

203-479-8000 (main #)

About Errera Community Care Center

Over the past two decades, through a steady process of program modification and development, VA Connecticut’s Errera Community Care Center (“ECCC”) has evolved into one of the leading centers of innovation in psychosocial rehabilitation and in the integration of the psychosocial and biomedical approaches.  ECCC serves veterans struggling with mental illness and/ or substance abuse disorders, homelessness, and/or aging.  At the ECCC, a team of multidisciplinary mental health professionals come together to provide an array of community-based rehabilitative programs including day and crisis intervention programs, vocational programs, housing programs (ranging from subsidized to non-subsidized, supported to non-supported), homeless outreach and advocacy and case management programs. 

For more about Errera Community Care Center Click Here 

Bowling Veterans

Congratulations to the Errera Community Care Center bowling team for their outstanding showing in the 2013 National Bowlers Link (BVL) tournament. The team finished in second place in the Vet Center category with a pin count of 6,120. The team has entered this national tournament for the past four years. They practice throughout the year with the dream of one day winning the gold.

BVL is a national nonprofit charity which supports America's veterans and active duty service men and women. Founded in 1942, it is the most successful bowling charity, raising nearly $30 million.



Members are (left to right/front row): Brady Brown, Jr.,Anthony Bellinger, (back row) Samuel Gomez, Ronald St. John and Timothy Murray.
(Taken from the cover of the VA Webpage)

New!!  Meet the Fellows! A Series of Interviews with the Fellows in the Postdoctoral Residency Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

New!! - Read about our VISTA Volunteer Program  Click Here

New!! Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team 

New!! Peers and their stories - Read Narratives prepared by Americorps Vista Member Katharine Bobel. AmeriCorps VISTA is a federal service program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. 

Habitat for Heroes Homeowner:

New!! Some New Poetry from Moe Armstrong: 

Dr. Paul Errera

The Errera Community Care Center is named after Dr. Paul Errera, M.D. who gave a lifetime of outstanding service to our country.  


Dr. Errera began his career with the VA as a first year resident in psychiatry at the West Haven, Connecticut VA Medical Center. His brilliant career came full circle when he returned to the VA in West Haven, at the Errera Community Care Center (ECCC), appropriately named in his honor. 

For more about Dr. Errera Click Here:


While the contents of this site have been developed in cooperation with VA personnel, it is not an official site of the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Newsletters are available on this site. Please CLICK HERE to open the most recent issue of The Communicator.

Past Newsletter issues are available CLICK HERE

New Narratives about Peers 

Christina Voonasis is an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with the Department of Veterans Affairs Connecticut Health Care System's Errera Community Care Center (ECCC).  She is continuing the project of documenting narratives for Veterans.  To see the newest story, click here.


Rowing and Kayaking

A surprise hand-signed poster from all the veterans in the Rowing and Kayaking Program was presented to Dr. Laurie Harkness for her contribution in getting the program launched in 2013.  Without her initial support the program would probably never have been launched. We are all very grateful to her for her continued support.  A special thanks also goes to Varsha Dubose, Paul's former supervisor from the Veteran's Justice Outreach program, who also played a key role with the initial concept and developing this program for our veterans.

Educational Resource Guide

A new Educational Resource Guide has been created by the 2012-2013 Mental Health Outreach and Advocacy VISTA, Katharine Bobel, as a part of The Veterans Recovery Project.  This Educational Resource Guide is meant to be used as a detailed resource for clinicians and Veterans who may have specific questions in regards to Educational Benefits or who may be interested in going back to school and need to find out more information about local colleges.   This guide is designed to serve as a tool to advocate for and build awareness around Educational opportunities for Veterans.  To access the Guide, CLICK HERE

Check our Bulletin Board for Stories of Interest. 

NEW on the Bulletin Board !! Rowing Programs for Veterans.

Introducing Cynthia Hobbs - My HealtheVet Volunteer

Cynthia is a My HealtheVet Volunteer who comes to the center Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am. and has info for veterans about My Healthy Vet Program.

“My HealtheVet is an online personal health record that empowers Veterans to become informed partners in their own health care.  With My HealtheVet, Veterans can access trusted, secure, and current health and benefit information, as well as record and store important health and military history information at their convenience. “

Learn about our ART GROUP, Click Here

Veteran Resources (Useful Links) 

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center -  Click Here
The mission of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is to help veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income.

MyhealtheVetClick Here
An online personal health record that empowers Veterans to become informed partners in their own health care.

eBenefits - Click Here
Veterans are able to Apply for Veterans' Benefits Online (VONAPP), access VA Payment History, apply for VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility, check on Compensation & Pension Claims Status, and more:

ArchivesClick Here
 for Veterans to get copies of their DD214 discharge papers and other active duty service records including medical records

 help finding AA meetings in Connecticut

NA -  Click Here
to help find NA meetings in Connecticuts

The PRRC Activity Schedule is now available on this site.  Please click the file link on the bottom of this page to open it.

One Veteran's Story - James 


For more about James click here:

Errera CCC Stories:

Please send news and photos regarding Errera CCC events and programs that you think would be of interest to Veterans, and would like to see on this site, to This site is designed to serve our Veterans and is maintained by volunteers. 
MIchael Friedman,
Oct 8, 2013, 12:48 PM
MIchael Friedman,
Aug 7, 2013, 1:38 PM
MIchael Friedman,
Dec 21, 2012, 1:07 PM