Economic Development

CIFC's economic development efforts are framed around ongoing efforts to improve the general level of health, education, housing and economic security for residents in our service area. We do that by fulfilling two unique roles; (A) as a "safety net provider" of social services, and (B) as an especially qualified "community developer" of programs and projects.

As a "safety-net provider" of social services, CIFC steps forward to make sure that needed and valued social services are properly organized, managed, and delivered to the intended recipients. As a "community developer", CIFC takes on high priority projects including those involving physical development and/or rehabilitation.  

CIFC's current Project is at 120 Main Street, Danbury, which is the new home of CIFC's Greater Danbury Community Health Center and CIFC Headquarters. The 36,000 square-foot, four-story, red-brick structure will house the Health Center's Pediatric and Adolescent Medical and Behavioral Health Services; Comprehensive Women's Health Services (OB/GYN and wellness); Patient intake, enrollment, and insurance assistance; an on-site Phlebotomy (blood sample) suite; a full-service Pharmacy; Administrative offices for the Health Center; and Headquarters offices for the Institute.

CIFC relocated its administrative offices into the new building in December 2016. The Pediatric & Adolescent Health, Behavioral Health Services, and Women's Health Services will relocate to the new building in late February 2017. By March 2017, GDCHC's facility at 70 Main Street will be devoted primarily to Adult Medicine and Family Dentistry.

Scheduled for completion in 2017 is 29 Park Avenue, which will provide 7 additional early childhood classrooms to accommodate approximately 140 preschool children.

Additional Projects that are in the planning stage are:

  • The Danbury Armory, for Historic Preservation,
  • 11 Boughton Street for Senior Housing, and
  • 12 Boughton Street, the former YMCA, as a Danbury Boys and Girls Club and Community Center.

Please check back periodically to learn of our progress on each of these important economic development projects.