About Region 5
Western CT Coalition and its partners are working toward a goal of raising awareness of Problem and Disordered Gambling, breaking down stigma surrounding this addiction, and helping those seek treatment and recovery. As the Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization we engage with many volunteers working toward prevention of substance misuse, suicide, and disordered gambling. Our overall mission is to promote the behavioral health continuum of care and to enhance quality of life at every stage. The Problem Gambling Awareness Team is an extension of this work where alongside PGS, CCPG, MCCA, Naugatuck Youth Services, and many others we are educating our communities on this important topic and extending a hand to anyone who needs help.
Communities include: Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winchester, Winsted, Wolcott, and Woodbury.
Region 5 Coordinator
Andre Luis Grigorio, Western CT Coalition
7 Old Sherman Tpke
Danbury, CT 06810
Andre joined Western CT Coalition (WCTC) as the Gambling Awareness Team Coordinator in June 2023. He comes from a background of experience doing clinical work in behavioral health. This ranges from working as a mental health worker for people with severe depression and/or substance abuse disorders, working as a behavioral therapist helping children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Andre graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Psychological Sciences. Andre is a big advocate for emotional awareness in each individual’s life and that everyone needs to work together to understand that we are all part of a bigger picture. He is excited to be a part of WCTC as the Prevention Coordinator and assisting those who struggle with gambling, behavioral health disorders, and other problematic behaviors/thoughts that may impede one’s daily life