Connecticut Baptist Homes, Inc.
292 Thorpe Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450
How do we quantify the value of the service we give to our residents, their families, and the community at large? The impact of our ministry is reflected in a few important statistics for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008:

  • Connecticut Baptist Homes provided more than 21,814 days of care to nearly 91 individuals in our Nursing Care Facility and 7,180 days of care to 31 Residential Living Residents between 10/1/07 and 9/30/08.
  • Employed more than 95 employees and contracted for the services of others paying $2,729,791 in wages and benefits in the past year.
  • Provided 1400 hours of training for staff providing opportunities to meet the criteria for professional credentialing and licensure.
  • Opened our facility to students and interns, including dietitians and 40 certified nursing students from two local Meriden high schools providing them the hands-on clinical opportunities to meet educational requirements.
  • Employees received $5,929 in tuition reimbursement to further their education, create career opportunities and provide the groundwork for advancement.
  • Provided a Meal Delivery Service to the residents of our senior living apartments. In a six month period 30 meals were delivered.
  • In the past year CBH invested $495,000 in capital improvements; to maintain and improve its facilities and expand the services and programs offered.
CBH reaches out to the communities served by supporting a wide variety of community organizations. Contributions totaling $3,200 were made to the following community and charitable organizations:
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • The Foundation for Mental Health
  • Midstate VNA and Hospice
  • Humane Society
  • Salvation Army
  • Meriden Rotary
  • Connecticut Baptist Homes Auxiliary
  • American Baptist Homes and Caring Ministries
CBH provided space for community and religious organizations for meetings and events. Last year approximately 73 events were held in our facility. The following organizations regularly use the facility. The approximate value of this is $2,555.
  • American Baptist Women
  • ABCCONN Connecticut Minister’s Council
  • CT UCC Interim Minister’s Meeting
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Visiting Nurses Association - Hospice Prayer Shawl Group
  • 1st Baptist of New Haven
  • Meriden Chapter of the DAR
  • ABCCONN Minister’s Council Meetings and Annual Workshop
  • The Art of Pastoral Care Workshop
  • Red Hat Society
CBH staff provided volunteer time to charities and community, church related and elder care organizations. Last year 150 hours of community service were donated with a value of $7,000. The following organizations and services were recipients:
  • Association of Long Term Care Financial Managers
  • Connecticut Association of Not for Profit Providers for the Aging
  • The Foundation for Mental Health
  • Farmington Services for the Elderly
  • Meriden Rotary
  • Meriden Senior Center, Resource and Living Center
  • Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce
  • Women in Business Networking
  • Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Council
CBH provided opportunities for groups and individuals who contributed over 507 hours of volunteer experiences–among the many contributed hours, some were mandated as community service for individuals and others provided volunteer services as a requirement for religious education or high school graduation.

Facility Based
  • Meriden High School students organized and implemented our Valentine’s Day Party for residents and families in fulfillment of their school volunteerism requirement
  • Church groups regularly supporting scheduled activities in recreation and with our chaplain officiating at religious services
  • Pet Therapy Programs
  • Daily Exercise Programs

Community Work
  • At Thanksgiving the organization provided dinner baskets to two families in our community. Staff donations are supplemented by the facility.
  • At Christmas we adopted two local families, our staff provided gifts and meals.
  • In August our staff, residents and families participated in the Beat the Street annual book bag and school supply drive. We donated over $500 worth of supplies.
  • Our prayer shawl ministry made and distributed over 50 prayer shawls to our residents, families and staff.
Contributions to Connecticut Baptist Homes, Inc.